Renault Grand Prix

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Renault Grand Prix
Overview
ManufacturerRenault
Also calledRenault Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.
Renault 3B 90CV
Production1906-1908
DesignerLouis Renault
Body and chassis
ClassRace car
Body styleNo-door 2 passengers race car
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine(1906) I4,8500 cc, 90 hp (67 kW)
(1908) FR I4, 12896 cc, 90 hp (67 kW)
TransmissionManual, 3-gear
Chronology
PredecessorRenault Paris-Vienne

The Renault Grand Prix was a race car manufactured between 1906 and 1908 by French car maker Renault. It was also known as Renault Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. (Renault Grand Prix of the Automobile Club de France). The A.C.F. Grand Prix was created in 1906, where Renault and the other racing leaders like Mercedes-Benz started racing again after the 1903 tragedy where Marcel Renault and nine other people lost their lives.

Renault adopted Michelin tyres for the car. Michelin tyres were also used one hundred years later on Renault's 2006 World Championship winning Renault R26 Formula One car.

Ferenc Szisz won the first A.C.F. Grand Prix race on June 27, 1906 with an average speed of 101.195 km/h (62.880 mph).