Renault 8 (Renault R8 until 1964) and Renault 10 – compact cars produced by the French company Renault in the 60s and 70s. Production of the R8 was launched in 1962, R10 (better-equipped version of the R8) and in 1965, production and sales of both models was completed in France in 1971. Production on the territory of Bulgaria was completed a year earlier, in Spain in 1976. In Romania 8 was produced under license as the Dacia 1100 years 1968-1971.
Renault’s design refers to the front-prototype Alfa Romeo – tipo 103, because it was a business relationship in which there were Renault and Alfa Romeo in the 50s and 60s Renault introduced to market cars Alfa Romeo and Alfa Romeo produced the Dauphine (1959-1964), Ondine (better-equipped version of the Dauphine) (1961-1962) and R4 licensed in Italy (1962-1964). Including produced by the Italian manufacturer has 70 502 egzemplarzy DAUPHINE/Ondine oraz R4 809 41.
R8 (model R1130) was released in July 1962, based on its predecessor, the Renault Dauphine. The car stood out among its competitors using disc brakes on both axles, it was the first compact class car with such a solution. Model 8 was also driven by a brand new engine with a capacity of 956 cm ³ growing power of 43hp.
In 1964, released on the market a stronger version 8 Major (model R1132) was powered engine capacity of 1108cc generates power of 50hp. Also this year presented an even stronger version 8 Gordini R1134. It had a modified engine of the same capacity growing power of 90 hp. It uses the five-speed manual gearbox with close ratios. Gordini was available only in blue, glued with two white stripes. In 1965, Renault presented 10 Major, a more luxurious version 8, stand it another look rear and front belt and more luxurious facilities.
In 1967, 8 Gordini (model R1135) has undergone a slight upgrade from the front you will see the two lamps, used engine capacity increased to 1,255cc, which increased its power to 104hp. Both models (8 and 10) underwent a major upgrade in 1968. Some solutions of the model 10 was used in 8, which has resulted in a new version 8 Major which replaced the base option equipment. R10 received a new rectangular headlight lenses. In the year 1970 engines were added to the palette derived from the Renault 12 unit with a capacity of 1289 cm ³.
Renault 8 – rear of the vehicle
Renault 8 Gordini
Renault 8 Gordini