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Renault makes another special edition hot hatch

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Renault is no stranger to bestowing a famous racing moniker to one of its road going production models and at the Geneva Motor Show we’ll see another one. This time it’s the Clio RS Monaco GP edition and this leaked image previews what is to come. Befitting of the Monaco tag perhaps, it appears as […]

F1 winter testing: Bahrain I by numbers

Looking at the numbers of laps completed by Power Unit it would appear that Renault has caught up significant ground on Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-powered Williams led the field in terms of number of laps covered with 323, while Nico Rosberg piloted his Mercedes AMG W05 to the quickest lap (1:33.283) during the first four […]

F1 winter testing: Jerez by numbers

Formula 1 pre-season testing resumes tonight, this time in Bahrain. The big story to emerge from the Jerez test last month was the paucity of laps completed by the Renault-powered teams. We’ve taken a quick look at the numbers and come up with this simple infographic comparing the laps completed with a focus on the […]

Renault Clio RS 200 EDC – Australian pricing & specs

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The new Clio RS 200 EDC is now on Australian shores. Renault Australia told us back in October that entry level pricing was going to be $28,790. Hurrah, we all said; that’s quite cheap! Of course, that price is for the Sport option and the Clio RS is available in four trims in total. There’s […]

Renault pats itself on the back

Renault has been making Formula 1 engines since 1977. It turns out le chaps from the Viry-Châtillon factory are bloody good at it too. The latest title for Red Bull Racing means Renault engines have now powered teams to a total of 12 constructors’ championships. Naturally, then, Renault wants to make good on its promise […]

VIDEO: Revving the tits off a Red Bull

As you know last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix was the last Formula 1 race for Mark Webber. But it was also the last grand prix for the 2.4 litre naturally aspirated V8 engines we’ve become used to in recent years. In the Red Bull garage the team decided to send off their Renault RS27 engines […]

Driving a Renault Twizy is very serious business

Mark Webber and Caterham driver Charles Pic were given a Renault Twizy each and told to terrorise Dubai. This video is the result. Renault says driving the 100% electric Twizy city car is 100% fun, but looking at Mark Webber’s face it looks to us like it’s very serious business.

Renault Clio RS 200 EDC here in time for Christmas

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Renault Australia is shouting from the rooftops that its latest hot hatch, the Clio RS 200 EDC, will be on sale locally in December. Even better, for fans of feisty frogs, the hot Clio will be priced from $28,790 (Sport chassis). The Cup chassis will also be offered for sale, although, full pricing details are […]

Frankfurt 2013: Spark-Renault SRT 01E

In 12 months the FIA will launch its Formula E racing series. For the first season, at least, this Spark-Renault SRT 01E racecar will be the only car you’ll see in action. An assortment of 10 teams, with two drivers each, will compete in races held across 10 cities spanning four continents. The inaugural season […]

VIDEO: Ford Fiesta ST Mountune v Renault Clio Sport

It’s back to earth with a thud for Chris Harris who has followed his epic Ferrari film with a test in a couple of mini hot hatchbacks. Not that he seems to mind too much. And after finishing his duties in the road cars, Harris has a nice surprise for Renault fans at the end.

Renault Clio va va voom commercial b-b-banned

A very well produced and somewhat cheeky commercial for the Renault Clio IV has been banned by UK authorities because it objectifies women. In the ad, produced by Renault UK and released to YouTube, the scenario sees customers taking a Clio for a test drive. When stopped at an intersection the salesman suggests the customer […]

2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures – gallery 2

This is your second fix of images from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. We start with McLaren and take you all the way to Vuhl, plus a few bonus pics at the end. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s final gallery which is a dedicated set of Porsche images. See also: 2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures […]

Toro Rosso to make Renault switch in 2014

Renault has announced Toro Rosso will use their engine and recovery systems when Formula 1 moves to a new 1.6 litre V6 turbo era in 2014. The move will end Toro Rosso’s seven-year association with Ferrari engines and will bring it into line with its senior Red Bull Racing team. As well as signing Toro […]

2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 2

You can have your fancy pants limited-edition Lambo, or your stonking new LaFerrari, even the McLaren P1; we’re not really interested. The car of Geneva, for us, is the Porsche 911 GT3. That’s the one we’d like to take home and get intimate with. And so begins the second and final part of our Geneva […]

Is the MINI JCW GP2 the new hot hatch king?

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP has arrived in Australia and it might be about to kick a few goals down under. That’s certainly the case if this video from Evo magazine is anything to go by. Perhaps for local relevance the cars they tested the GP2 against are not very worthy, but as […]