Renault 8, 1963 MY

The Renault 8 is a saloon (sedan) with a rear mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 42 bhp (42.6 PS/31.3 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 75 N·m (55 lb·ft/7.6 kgm) at 2500 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the driven wheels. It weighs a quoted 726 kg at the kerb.

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Renault 8, 1963 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3990 mm
How heavy?
726 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 956 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
42.6 PS / 42 bhp / 31.3 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
75 Nm / 55 ft.lb / 7.6 kgm @ 2500 rpm

Renault 8 models

Renault 8 Gordini 1300 -
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 1255 cm3 104 PS 103 bhp 77 kW 850 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 1108 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 853 kg

Similar models

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sedan/​saloon RR 4M 996 cm3 40.6 PS 40 bhp 29.8 kW 640 kg
sedan/​saloon RR 4M 996 cm3 43.6 PS 43 bhp 32.1 kW 620 kg
sedan/​saloon RR 4M 944 cm3 43.6 PS 43 bhp 32.1 kW 700 kg
1963 Renault 8 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2270 mm 89.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1251 mm 49.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1219 mm 48 inches
Length 3990 mm 157.1 inches
Width 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Height 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 726 kg 1601 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 38.6 litres 8.5 UK Gal 10.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Renault
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1 litre
956 cc
(58.339 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 65 × 72 mm
2.56 × 2.83 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
42.6 PS (42 bhp) (31.3 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
43.9 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
75 Nm (55 ft·lb) (7.6 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
78.45 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 985.9 kPa (143 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 239 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 58.66 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
43.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
57.85 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 23.18 kg/kW
38.72 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.500
Turning circle 9.10 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.03
Final drive ratio 4.37
general
Carfolio.com ID72072
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 Renault 8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.