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Renault Entering Five 8 Gordinis in Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique

It is the models' 50th anniversary

 
 
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The Renault 8 is celebrating its 50th anniversary

RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
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made quite a name for itself in rallying, especially from the 60s to the 80s, and Renault builders like GordiniGordiniGordiniFrance, 1938 > 19682 models
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and AlpineAlpineAlpineFrance, 1955 > 199414 models
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were also quite successful. Renault Classic is entering five Renault 8 Gordinis8 Gordini 1300Renault 8 Gordini 1300France, 1966 > present2 photos
for the 17th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique to mark the 50th anniversary of the Renault 8.

Former World Rally Championship driver Jean Ragnotti will drive car number 8. Former Alpine test driver Alain Serpaggi will drive car 12. Former rally driver Michel Leclère will drive number 17. Thierry Chancel will drive number 19, which is a rare 1.1-liter versionR8 GordiniRenault R8 GordiniFrance, 1965 > present6 photos
. Renault salesman Gilles Zaffini will drive number 22.

Other than car 19, all of the other drivers will use the more common tuned 1.3-liter version with 103hp and 86lb-ft of torque.

All five cars will set off from Reims on January 24 and finish in Monaco overnight on January 28-29.

The Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique is a time speed distance rally, which means that drivers are not attempting to set the fastest time over a stage but instead trying to be the closest to a set time for their class. Times faster or slower are penalized.

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RenaultRenault
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8 Gordini 13008 Gordini 1300
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
77 cu in
Top Speed
108 mph
Transmission
4, Manual
Maximum power
104 hp @ 6750 rpm
Type
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
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annual ownership cost
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