R8 Gordini

r8-gordiniThe R8 Gordini showed how, with a little magic from Amadée Gordini, an ordinary Renault 8 could be transformed into a genuine performance car.

With a tuned 90 bhp engine and close ratio 5 speed manual gearbox, the R8 Gordini could reach a top speed of 105mph.

In its unmistakable blue paintwork with twin white stripes, it enjoyed considerable success in rallying, finishing first in the 1964 Tour de Corse rally.