Show Us The Fastest Small Italian Cars

Italians like to drive and have a good time, but they also understand that not everybody can afford a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. Since they are also brilliant at designing revy engines, it's not surprising that when it comes to hot hatches and nimble sports cars, they don't have to go for the Golf GTI or an MX-5. From… » 1/01/13 11:00am 1/01/13 11:00am

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nürburgring Edition is unattainable hot hatchness

The closest we've ever gotten to driving a Corsa in the states is the older and larger Saturn Astra, which sold poorly in the U.S. and never offered more than a low-power 1.8-liter fourbanger. Therefore it's with great sadness we announce the smaller Euro-spec Vauhall Corsa VXR Nürburgring Edition boosts power to over… » 4/20/11 12:15pm 4/20/11 12:15pm

2009 Ford Focus RS Nets 1,000 Preorders, 40% In Hulk Green

Ford looks to have a winner on its hands with the 2009 Focus RS » 9/11/08 3:00pm 9/11/08 3:00pm, as the company has taken approximately 1,000 orders for the 275 HP Matchbox car. No matter whether you're a fan of the scooptastic -style bodywork or not, you can't argue with 295 lb-ft of torque flowing through a 6-speed stick in a little rocket like…

First Video Game Drive: Twingo Renault Sport

Those Renault people are on their game — literally: The same day the official Twingo Renault Sport » 8/25/08 1:40pm 8/25/08 1:40pm details come out, they've dropped a Twingo racing game onto their website. Now, it's not; however, it is pretty entertaining for a web application (which requires an .exe install, we expect to be deluged with Renault…

Twingo Renault Sport Pocket Rocket, Now With 133 HP And Awesome Pedals

The latest sporty Renault to hatch is the Twingo Renault Sport. The newest Twingo RS gets a whopping 33 HP boost from the most potent Twingo RS of yore, up to 133 HP and 117 lb-ft of torque from its 1.6 liter, 16-valve four. Combined with a 60mm wider track, 10mm lower stance, a set of stiffer springs and some bigger… » 8/25/08 10:40am 8/25/08 10:40am

Brilliance FRV 1.8T: A Chinese Thrill Ride

There are cars that are fun to drive, and then there are cars that, because you know you're a goner if you crash, are just scary to drive. But since most structurally unsound beaters aren't exactly capable of exciting speeds, fast and scary are often mutually exclusive. This, the Brilliance FRV 1.8T, may very well be… » 6/12/08 11:20am 6/12/08 11:20am

The Latest Hottest Hatchest From Renault

Now that the Gawker Illuminati has seen fit to give me the power of the post, I need to right a major Jalopnik wrong. Where's all the French cars at? Aside from tricky spelling and pronunciation, des autobus from the land of wine and cheese gave us the single spoke steering wheel, which to me ranks up there with flush… » 11/28/06 2:40pm 11/28/06 2:40pm