1926 Renault 40CV Type NM des records

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1926 Renault 40CV Type NM des records

This spectacular car – its long, deep bonnet occupied almost half of its length – sat at the pinnacle of the Renault range in the 1920s and took part in many of the speed trials.

In 1926 the ultimate version of this 9.0 litre car was developed for speed trials, complete with single seat, streamlined coupe bodywork, exposed wheels and a 14-strong crew trained in the art of refuelling it. It covered 50 miles at 118.1mph, and went on to achieve a 24-hour average of 107.9mph – big speeds for a production-based car of the day.

And you’ll be able get a flavour of its achievement when it surges up the Goodwood hill.

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