Renault R8 Gordini 1500
Renault R8 Gordini The construction of the R8 Gordini 1500 is due to a personal initiative by Amédée Gordini, taken beyond any order from Renault. There already existed a 1.5 liter racing version (1440 cm3) built with a lateral camshaft. Yet for an enthusiast of beautiful mechanics, nothing beats a dual overhead cam head.
The design of the R8 Gordini engine offered the opportunity to play with the height of the cylinder block, which enabled the extrapolation of several cars. The difference was in both the bore and the stroke. After 1100 cm3 and 1300 cm3, the 1,500 cm3 was achieved by increasing the to 75.7 millimeters, the exact cylinder block being 1470 cm3.