Archive for the ‘Renault’ Category

Hot hatch heaven

This video showcasing eight seven of the best hot hatches money can buy is not perfect, but it is pretty cool. The clip was published by the Goodwood Road & Racing YouTube channel and features French racer Nic Minassian behind the wheel of four old and four new hot hatches, listed below: Honda: EP3 Civic […]

Renault Megane RS275 Trophy on sale down under

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Renault’s latest limited edition example of the Megane hot hatch, the RS275, is now on sale in Australia and it will set you back $52,990. For those playing at home, that’s just $3,090 more than an Audi S1. In exchange for your money Renault will oblige you with a finely tuned Megane riding on a […]

Renault Sport RS01 revealed

Less than 1100kg and 500hp+ with 600Nm+ thanks to a mid-mounted 3.8 litre twin turbo V6. They’re the headline stats from this fearsome looking Renault Sport RS01. It was revealed at the Moscow Motor Show a few days ago. Based on the spectacular Alpine A110-50 the RS01 will be used for the track only and […]

Audi R8 V10 plus v Renault Clio Cup racecar

The latest track battle from Evo is totally pointless, but that’s precisely what makes it compulsory viewing! Dicke Meaden, no stranger to a racetrack, pairs up the awesome Audi R8 V10 plus with the fesity little Renault Clio Cup racecar. Taking a quick view at the basic specs of each the ingredients of the script […]

My name is Christian and I am not amused

After one of his team’s most lack lustre grands prix in some time Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner made it clear where he thinks the blame rests for the under performing RB10. Horner is clearly unhappy with the reliability of the Renault power unit. “It’s frustrating that we’re in the situation that we […]

Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R revealed

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Renault has revealed details for its Nürburgring conquering Megane RS275 Trophy-R. This is the #UNDER8 car the French hot hatch masters have been preparing ever since Seat stole its front-wheel drive Nürburgring record. Like the R26.R before it this Trophy-R sheds weight in the chase for performance. At 1297kg it is 79kg lighter than the […]

Renault Megane RS275 Trophy announced

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What do you do if some Spanish upstarts take away your Nürburgring record? You start a hashtag revolution and raid the aftermarket parts bins from some of the world’s best automotive suppliers, that’s what! The net result is this new Renault Megane RS275 Trophy. As its name suggests it has 10 more horsepower than its […]

Red Bull threatens to throw French toys from cot

We’re just two races into the 2014 F1 season and already it’s clear that the Renault V6 power unit is the third of the three engine options available. And when you’ve got four constructors’ championship behind you you’re used to being the best. Right now Red Bull is not happy with its lot in this […]

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 […]