A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Italian-born designer Amédée Gordini was known as “Le Sorcier” (“The Wizard”) for his work race-tuning engines for Simca in the late 1940s and early 1950s. When Simca closed its racing department in 1956, he moved to Renault and the result was a match made in heaven. His work on the Renault 8 transformed a dependable street car into an outstanding competitive race car that was soon nicknamed “La Gorde”.