The Renault 8 Gordini
You will build a metal replica of a legendary car every week. Every detail has been accurately reproduced, from the characteristic line of head lamps to the white stripes on the boot, and even the door handles, the window hand cranks and the number plate. The doors, bonnet and boot can be opened, the brake lights light up and the steering wheel moves the front wheels.
A superb 50-cm-long replica, weighing about 50 kg, with a metal body.
The brake lights can be operated by simply pressing on the brake pedal.
The leather steering wheel, gauges and dashboard have all been accurately reproduced, as have the doors and the door handles.
The four head lamps are aligned, exactly like on the 1966 Gordini, and they can be turned on.
The rear number plate has been printed in the same font that was used for the first R8 Gordini.
The spring-hinged boot can be opened to reveal the fuel tank and battery.
The four wheels sport the Gordini logo. The tyres are exact copies of the original models.
The four-cylinder, 1,255 cm3 inline engine is an exact replica of the original, just like the two, double-body Weber 45 carburettors.
The interior is complete, from the seats and interior door handles to the steering wheel and gear stick.
The hinged bonnet can be opened to reveal the engine compartment with its four-cylinder, 1,255 cm3 engine, its electrical wiring and its transmission.
In addition to the pieces needed to build your R8, each edition includes a series of clear and concise articles pertaining to the Gordini and its development.
Complete, step-by-step instructions – accompanied by thorough articles verified by experts, with photos and drawings – constitute a complete guide to the Gordini, its development and its technical characteristics, as well as the company that created it.
The first pages of each issue provide clear instructions on how to build your model. They are accompanied by photos and complete diagrams. Each piece has a name and number for easy identification.
This series of well-researched articles explores three aspects of the R8: its development, its technical characteristics and its racing record.
Delve into year after year of Renault’s history, starting in 1898 when Louis Renault and his brothers created the company.
All you need to know about Renault, including its earliest racing victories and the highs and lows in times of war.