Amedee Gordini moved from Bologna to France racing Fiat cars and building his own Fiat-based special. Fiats were also made in France and Amedee Gordini got a job there in 1934 and ended up running the Fiat-derived Simca motor racing department. Gordini fell out with Simca and went on his own in 1952, but was funded by Renault from 1957 and this gave birth to 'Gordini' versions of Renaults Dauphine, 8, 12 and 17. The Gordini company merged into the Renault Sport Division in 1969.
Renault 5 Gordini
Renault 8 Gordini
Renault Dauphine 1965 Gordini
Renault Dauphine 1965 Gordini - badge on front wing
Gordini 23S 1949
Gordini 23S 1949. Originally given a 4-cylinder engine, in 1952 Amédée Gordini developed a 6-cylinder version of the inline 4 at 2262cc
Renault 12 Gordini 1972
Renault 12 Gordini 1972. The Gordini option sold 5,100 versions from 1970 to 1974 and the specification included 1565cc 113bhp twin carb engine, ventilated front discs, 5-speed gearbox and styling changes. This was the last car developed by Gordini, and it had modest success in World Rally Championship events at class level.