René Vuaillat (born March 28, 1923 in Saint-Germain-de-Joux, Ain) was an engineer of Arts and Crafts (Cluny 1941) , engineer of the Superior National School of IFP (1946) . It actively participates in the Maquis of Ain. For Renault, he designed the famous "Cléon-Fonte engine" , it is also the inventor of the braking distribution device full grip . It will also director of Renault-Gordini.
The September 10, 1946 , is an engineer René Vuaillat engine to the Dean of Studies at Renault . On 1 January 1952 , he was assigned to the direction of applied research , where he developed the adaptation of free-piston generators Pescara on our locomotives . On August 1, 1953, deputy department head passes motors studies. On 1 January 1957 , he became Head of Studies engines.
He designed the famous " Sierra engine" better known as the "Cléon-Fonte engine". It appeared in 1962 on the Renault Floride S et la Renault 8. This four-cylinder models have animated generations passing through the years 956 to 1565 cm3 cm3 of Florida to Twingo via the Renault 11 Turbo and Renault 5 Turbo 2. This engine is known for its robustness and longevity. This legendary engine equipped with the Renault generations for decades: Renault Floride, Caravelle, Alpine A110, R4, R5, Le Car, Super 5, R6, R7 (Siete), R8/R10, R9/R11, Alliance/Encore, R12, R15, R18, R19, R21 (Export), Estafette, Trafic 1, Express (Rapid/Extra), Fuego, Twingo 1, Clio 1. Not to mention the range Dacia as of 1971.
On 1 January 1962 , he became head of service and chassis architecture, and mechanical design project became director on 1 July 1965. On 1 January 1976 , René Vuaillat became director of Renault-Gordini, it is also deputy director of automotive research and development. He ended his career as director of advanced product technology.
It is also René Vuaillat that we owe the braking distribution device full grip , whose patent was filed by Régie Nationale des Usines Renault 13 February 1980. To summarize the principle : The front axle and rear axle each having a differential , are connected by a free wheel which engages and locks when an axle is braked more than the other (main Application braking of a motor vehicle).
He retired , December 31, 1985.
- War Cross 1939-1945
- Knight of the National Order of Merit (1970)