The 40CV was a flagship for Renault for more than 15 years, from the original CG to the NM Type, before being retired in 1928 and replaced by executive models such as the Vivastella and Reinastella. Along the way it etched its name in sporting history and helped make the words ’Renault’ and ’racing’ synonymous the world over. Its DNA lives on in Renault’s damond logo, first introduced in 1924 to match the geometric bonnet of the 40-CV Type NM executive tourer before being fully adopted in 1925.