The Renault Voiturette
(Renault Little Car) was Renault
's first ever produced automobile, and was manufactured between 1898 and 1903. The name was used for five models.<br>The first Voiturettes mounted De Dion-Bouton
engines, which were used until the mid seventies for several Renault automobiles. Continental
tires were used for the car, and curiosly, several modern Renaults still use Continental.
Voiturette Type A
The first Voiturette was designed by the maker's creator Louis Renault
in 1898. The first Voiturette was sold to a friend of Louis' father after going for a ride with Louis through Lepic street on December 24, 1898. Twelve more cars were sold that night. The main reason for the man to buy the car was the incredible ability of the car to climb streets without any difficulty and its fuel economy.The car mounted a De Dion-Bouton 1 cylinder engine, which allowed it to reach a top speed of .
Voiturette Type B
The Type B was basically the same Voiturette. However, the difference was the strange aspect of the car, including a roof and two doors. Louis Renault invented the sedan
Voiturette Type C
The Type C was Renault's first four-passenger car. After several mechanical and physical modifications, the car was launched in 1900.The car was presented in the 1900 Mondial de l'Automobile
, presenting for the first time Renault Frères as an automobile maker.
Voiturette Type D/E/G
The Type D and E Voiturettes were similar to the Type C but with... Read More