Wed 9 Feb 2011
Either refinement alone would make for a markedly better sports coupe. Together they knock the competition on its..ear.
The Bosch fuel injection system takes continuous readings on variables like engine temperature, intake manifold pressure and r.p.m.’s, and feeds the data into a 220 component electronic “brain”.
The net result is a fantastically responsive gas pedal. Immediate. Unbalky. As advanced as the car it propels. If fuel injection is a better way to make an engine go, front-wheel drive is a better way to make a car go. Front-wheel drive allows our Sports Coupe to gobble up curves, ignore crosswinds, and sneer at ice and snow.
It also comes packed with these standard features:
4-on-the-floor gear box, rack-and-pinion steering, steel-belted radials, OHV hemi-head engine (0-60 in 10.7), disc brakes all around, tachometer, electric windows, molded bucket seats, carpeting, and tinted glass. We could go on. $4,175*
World’s largest producer f front-wheel drive cars.
*Suggested price P.O.E Slightly higher on the West Coast. Freight, taxes, options and preparation additional. Renault, Inc, 100 Sylvan Avenue. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Source: 1973 Road Test