Wednesday, December 07, 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


  1. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Whoops, no it's not. That is the 1926 40cv Record prototype.

    1. those bastards at that link lied to me! (or that damn google translate screwed things up) sorry! Thank you for the correction, I'll make the changes right now to fix that!