Renault Primastella

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Renault Primastella
AssemblyBoulogne-Billancourt, France
DesignerLouis Renault
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size car
Large family car
Body style4-door Sedan
4-door Convertible
2-door Convertible
LayoutFR layout
PlatformRenault Vivastella
RelatedRenault Vivasix
Renault Vivastella
EngineStraight-6 3180cc 16CV, 65HP
Straight-6 3620cc 16CV, 85HP
Transmission3-speed Manual
Wheelbase2950 mm
Length4250 mm
Width1800 mm
Curb weight1150-1200kg
PredecessorRenault Monastella
SuccessorRenault Novaquatre

The Renault Primastella (Type PG8) was a mid-size luxury car or executive car automobile manufactured between 1932 and 1935 by Renault.

Details and Evolutions[edit]

The Primastella was released in 1932 with a 6 cylinders 16CV engine, derived from that of the Renault Vivastella but with a slightly smaller cylinder bore. The Primastella "Type PG8" was produced until 1933.

At the 27th Paris Motor Show, in October 1933, the Primastella "Type PG10" appeared.[1] It featured Renault's "aérodynamique" body style, most readily distinguishable by a sloping tail in place of the very vertical one of the earlier Primastella PG8.[1] It was the manufacturer's intention to provide new "aérodynamique" bodies across their range, and this they achieved by the middle of 1934, but the Primastella and the larger cars were already sporting this new look before the end of 1933.[1]


  • PG8 (1932-1933)
  • PG10 (1933-1935)


  • Top speed: 130 km/h (81 mph)
  • Power: 65 hp (48 kW; 66 CV), 85 hp (63 kW; 86 CV)
  • Brakes: with cables on drums AV and AR
  • Battery: 6 V

Sources and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1934 (salon [Oct] 1933). Paris: Histoire & collections. Nr. 22: 60, 65. 2002.