The Renault Gordini sporting version (Dauphine) is a rear-engined economy car manufactured by Renault in a single body style – a three-box, 4-door sedan – as the successor to the Renault 4CV; more than two million were manufactured during its 1956–1967 production. Four cylinders, 845 cc.
The Renault Dauphine is an economy car manufactured by the French company Renault from 1956 to 1967. It was sold only in a three-box, 4-door sedan bodystyle. It was the successor to the Renault 4CV, with which it shared its rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. More than two million were manufactured.
Along with such cars as the Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen Beetle, Morris Minor, Mini and Fiat 600, the Dauphine pioneered the modern European economy car.
Renault marketed numerous variants of the Dauphine, including a luxury version, the Renault Ondine, a decontented version as the Dauphine Teimoso (Brazil, 1965), sporting versions marketed as the Dauphine Gordini and the Ondine Gordini, the 1093 factory racing model, and the Caravelle/Floride, a Dauphine-based two-door coupé and two-door convertible.
Gordini is a division of Renault Sport Technologies (Renault Sport).
In the past, it was a sports car manufacturer and performance tuner, established in 1946 by Amédée Gordini (1899–1979), nicknamed “Le Sorcier” (The Sorcerer). Gordini became a division of Renault in 1968 and of Renault Sport in 1976.[