Renault 40 CV NM Record 1926
Renault launched the 40 CV NM in 1919 as the top end of its product line. The Renault 40 CV NM is a luxury car with 6 cylinder in line engine 9.121 cc, producing 130 hp at 1800 rpm. The fully equipped chassis weight 1750 kg. A typical customer will purchase a fully equipped chassis and contract a coachbuilder to prepare the body according to his/her wishes.
In 1924 the Montlhery race track near Paris is open for car manufacturers to establish world speed records. Renault starts with production models before preparing in 1926 a special 40 CV Record prototype. The Renault 40 CV NM Record has a specially prepared chassis and a narrow closed body with single seat. The driver is thus installed in the middle of the car width. The engine is mounted in front of the radiator as usual for a Renault of this time. Access to the engine is by a fully enclosed hood that open in "alligator" mode providing full access to the mechanical elements.
The Renault 40 CV NM Record obtained a 24 hours world record at an average speed of 173 kph (107 mph). Top speed was measured at 191 kph ( 119 mph).
Renault 40 CV NM Record 1926 Wallpapers