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Renault 12 Gordini

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Renault 12 Gordini

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1565 cm3 / 95.5 cu in / 95.5 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, 140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1970
Model12 GordiniIssued until
Serie12Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR,BR,AR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4300 mm / 169.3 in / 169.3 inTotal (curb) weight980 kg / 2161 lb / 2161 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1292 mm / 50.9 in / 50.9 inWeight distribution (front)58.2 % / 58.2 % / 58.2 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity89 l / 19.6 UK gal / 23.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supply2 We carbsEngine displacement1565 cm3 / 95.5 cu in / 95.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity391.25 cm3/cylinder / 23.876 cu in/cylinder / 23.876 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.7 kW / 45.2 hp / 45.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.9 kW/l / 1.184 bhp/cu in / 1.184 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.5 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.97
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio115.3 kW/ton / 87.4 bhp/ton / 87.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Radius arms
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault 12 Gordini

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