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Renault Type K 1902

In the beginning of the 1900s racing competition between European cities was typical events; This Renault Type K brings the French car manufacturer a great victory by winning the Paris Vienne racing 1902 in all categories.

From the beginning the Renault brothers understood that competition was the best promotion tool for their company. They started with the city to city races in "voiturettes" (small cars) category, winning in several events.

The Paris Vienne race was for the Renault brothers a challenge to move to a higher category. Four small Renault Type K were engaged, facing high competition from larger Mercedes from count Zborowski and Panhard from Henry Farman. While crossing the Alps, through winds at 1.500 metres, the lightness of the Renault Type K could show superiority and ended up winning the competition.

Specifications of the Renault Type K: Engine 4 cylinders in two blocks, 3.770 cc, 24 hp at 1.100 rpm; Transmission: rear wheel drive, 3 speed gearbox; Braking on transmission and at rear wheels; Top speed 125 kph; Dimensions: length 3,43 metres, width 1,48 metres, kerb weight 650 kg.

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