A Detail To Appreciate: The Handle-less Door Handle

If you’ve ever had a weird reaction to some pills you found in a wet paper bag on the sidewalk, then you probably know that when you disassemble a car by hand in a deep, trance-like state, you end up with a lot of parts. So when I see a detail on a car that can eliminate even one part, I’m impressed. Like this door… » 4/29/15 9:55pm 4/29/15 9:55pm

Was The Renault R5 Turbo The Most Powerful French Car Of Its Day?

While reading through back issues of Motorsport Magazine like every normal person in America definitely does, I spotted a weird claim. There it was, on page 49 of the January 1980 issue. The 165 horsepower mill mounted in the rear of the little hatchback made it the “most powerful current French production model.” » 4/08/15 7:10pm 4/08/15 7:10pm

It Takes Five Dudes To Hold Back The Awesome Power Of A Renault 19

You "geniuses" out there in "Internet Land" think your Hellcat is so good with its burnouts and what not. But clearly, you have never witnessed the greatness that is the burnout from a small French hatchback. It is so brutal, so strong, so burnout, that it takes five fully grown men to hold it back. » 2/20/15 1:00pm 2/20/15 1:00pm

The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Is The Most Interesting Digital Car Yet

While the Forza guys have the new Ford GT, the team behind Gran Turismo is busy creating more digital cars that know not silly boundaries like marketability or pedestrian safety regulations. Yet, Alpine's latest is the monoposto of our dreams with some hints of what's coming next year. » 1/28/15 8:50am 1/28/15 8:50am

Renault Is Working On A 2-Stroke 2-Cylinder Twin-Charged Diesel Engine

Following up on their rather interesting EOLAB hybrid concept, Renault plans to move forward by improving two existing technologies for next year, shedding weight from the electric motor and making a dual-fuel three-cylinder turbo more efficient. And they also have some far-fetched ideas for the future. » 12/16/14 6:30am 12/16/14 6:30am

The Renaultsport R.S. 01 Is The Mid-Engined GT-R You Always Wanted

The Nissan GT-R is all great and fine and dandy, but it's big, and heavy, and the engine is right up at the front. What you wanted was something sleek, something lightweight, and you wanted the engine in the middle, where it belongs. And it had to be French, for some reason. This is the Renaultsport R.S. 01. » 8/27/14 9:10am 8/27/14 9:10am

This Renault LeCar Van Is The Tiny French Sex Van You Deserve

The biggest problem with Le Car ownership has always been dealing with all the increased sexual appeal one gets when owning the car. Sex in the back of the conventional Le Car is usually too cramped and too exposed via those large windows. If only there was a solution! Guess what, pals: there is. » 8/26/14 2:50pm 8/26/14 2:50pm