Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The 1926 Renault 40 CV

In 1924 the Montlhery race track near Paris was opened for car manufacturers to establish world speed records.

Renault prepped a 1926 40 CV prototype with a  a specially prepared chassis and a narrow closed body with single seat in the middle of the car width.

It obtained a 24 hours world record at an average speed of 107 mph. Top speed was measured at 119 mph

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