Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Renault 12 Gordini (1970-74)

The Renault 12 is a family car produced by French automaker Renault between 1969 and 1980. Gordini is a division of Renault Sport Technologies (Renault Sport). It became a division of Renault in 1968 and of Renault Sport in 1976. As Abarth was to Fiat, so Gordini was to Renault.

In 1970, the high performance variant Renault 12 Gordini model was introduced equipped with the all-aluminium 1565 cc block from the R16 TS fitted with two double-barrel Weber carburettors producing 125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp), a reinforced crankshaft, a five speed gearbox, ventilated disc brakes on the front wheels and normal disc brakes on the rear wheels, as well as a tuned suspension. The Gordini was able to reach 185 km/h (115 mph) and was sold with paint schemes comprising a solid pastel colour (there were several to choose from) with double white stripes added on, the most famous combination being French Blue with stripes. Renault stopped production of the Gordini in 1974 after 5188 had been sold. (wikipedia)

 (Photos from flickr.com)

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