Introduction

Introduced in 1964 and based on the R8 Major, the Gordini laid the foundations of a principle that is still hard coded into the DNA of Renault Sport: the affordable sports car. Very quickly, this little stunner became one the most popular sports models ever made by Renault, which is hardly surprising given its unbeatable price and the magic touch of the "wizard" Amédée Gordini, who almost doubled the power of the original engine. In 1966, a facelift saw the 1,108cc engine replaced by a 1,255cc unit and the introduction of the iconic dual headlamps. The Gordini Cup made its debut the same year, launching the racing careers of many a driver… And creating a legacy that lives on today in the Clio Cup!