Ride along on the fastest FWD lap the Nürburgring has ever seen

Renault broke their own 'Ring record this past week when they recorded a very impressive 8:07.79 around the Nordschleife. The time was good enough to make Renault's new Megane RS Trophy the fastest production spec FWD car to ever lap the Nürburgring. While watching the record setting lap we had to keep reminding… » 6/18/11 2:00pm 6/18/11 2:00pm

Renault Megane Trophy: French Mid-Engined Hot-Hatch Madness For The…

Meet the latest in a long line of terrifying mid-engined French hot-hatches, the Renault Megane Trophy. The Trophy, revealed today at the Paris Motor Show » 10/02/08 2:45pm 10/02/08 2:45pm, is just like the new , but completely different. The French unquestionably know how to make a great hot hatch, but if there's one thing they do even better it's…

Renault Megane R26.R Screams Around The Nurburgring

Recently unveiled at the 2008 British Motor Show, the Renault Megane R26.R was proclaimed the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the Nurburgring. Now, Renault is backing up their claims of an 8:17 lap with this video of the French hot hatch buzzing around the famed German circuit. It may not be as quick… » 8/04/08 11:20am 8/04/08 11:20am

Renault Megane R26.R Returns 27 MPG, Sets FWD 'Ring Record

What you're looking at isn't just the ugliest front-wheel-drive car ever, it's the ugliest and the fastest FWD car ever. Renault wants to make sure its customers know this, so they etched the R26.R's 8m 17s Nurburgring lap record for production FWD cars into the rear windows. Find out what makes the .R so special… » 7/22/08 4:20pm 7/22/08 4:20pm

Renault Megane Dragonfly Doors Would Make The Doc Proud

While we're all eagerly awaiting the return of the Delorean, take a gander at Renault's Megane Coupe concept that introduces "dragonfly wing" doors that seems a hell of a lot like the gull-wing style doors of the Delorean DMC-12 that Marty McFly and the Doc drove right into my heart. It's alright, imiation is the… » 3/06/08 4:00pm 3/06/08 4:00pm

Sports-Edition Renaultsport Unveiled at Autosport Show

If Nissan needs a million-dollar idea, they can take this one: Rebadge the special-edition M gane Renaultsport 225 F1 — which debuted at the Autosport International show in the UK last week — as a Nissan premium sports hatchback and take on the Audi A3 and VW GTI in the US. It might involve some shuffling of… » 1/14/06 10:09am 1/14/06 10:09am