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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is Renault’s 2014 F1 engine, sorry, “power-unit”. We’re not allowed to call the new 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged thingamajig an engine, apparently. Mostly it’s because they want us to think of the internal combustion bit and the sparky KERS bits as one unit. But screw you Renault, we’ll call it an engine if we […]
Fans of French hot hatches will welcome the arrival of full specifications for the new Renault Clio RS 200 EDC. The car was first shown in Paris last year and was accompanied by some good detail then, but this time there’s a lot more info to sink your teeth into. To refresh you of the […]
If people keep telling you how good something is, when you eventually get to sample it for yourself, you naturally start hunting for flaws. In this case, we’re talking about the Renault Megane RS 265; specifically the Trophy 808 edition. Motoring press the world over cannot seem to heap enough praise on the pugnaciously styled […]
With the race for the Formula One world drivers’ championship going the full distance this year focus has turned to the troublesome alternator issues for the Renault-powered teams. Specifically, which specification will be used by championship leader Sebastian Vettel after his Red Bull teammate, Mark Webber, retired from last weekend’s US GP due to a […]