Renault Étoile Filante 

  • 1954
At the time, Renault was looking around for new engine technologies and it liked the idea of setting a new world speed record.
The trio created an exceptional vehicle, built around a powerful turbine developing 270 hp at 28,000 rpm.

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Renault Étoile Filante
In 1945, Turboméca started producing small-scale models of these powerful reactors in order to equip, for example, the renowned Alouette helicopters.
Its bold futuristic design could have appealed to customers of the time, but the turbine was not geared to the needs and constraints of a passenger car.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Renault
Type of car Race car
Year 1954


Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Fuels Gas
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