Have you driven a Renault 5 lately?
Current Formula One cars supposedly produce around 900 horsepower with 1.6-liter turbo V6s assisted by hybrid drive. Back in 1983 Renault made similar power with a turbocharged 1.5 liter V6 alone.
If seeing that a vehicle has a zero-star safety rating isn’t enough to frighten a person out of his or her mind, seeing said vehicle in a wreck probably is. Five cars designed for India—which has minimal safety requirements for vehicles—just received that number in crash testing, and videos from the test show why.
What do you drive when you’re born in Le Mans and used to race cars? Since Group C prototypes are somewhat impractical on French roads, you go for something compact, naturally. Like a Renault 5 Turbo 2.
Nissan and Renault are, for all practical consumer intents and purposes, the same company at this point. So that should mean we’ll be seeing some funky French weirdness over here in America soon, right? Wrong, according to Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn.
You need to watch Mike Ballaban’s Facebook live driving tour of New York in the Renault Twizy—I mean, Nissan New Mobility Concept. Tune in and let us know what you think!
Formula One’s grid in recent years has been 50 shades of mind-numbing grey, which Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul described to Motorsport.com as embarrassingly ugly. So, Renault wants to fix that, starting with a new bright yellow car and hopefully following up with a series of art cars.
I’m positive that if we keep writing about sweet European wagons, Americans will turn and the crossover mania will finally be toned down for good. But for now, let’s focus on four-wheel steering, because surprisingly enough, this affordable Renault family car has it.
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Yesterday, we wrote about Renault’s lovely-looking rebirth of the legendary Alpine A110, the mid-engined Alpine Vision concept. Renault says the car will be sold “across five continents.” Unless they’re counting Antarctica, that sounds like it could include the U.S. But which brand could sell it here?
Alpine, the French maker of hulking rear-mounted Renault-engined beasts, has been hinting at a comeback for a while. There was a concept here and there, like the Alpine Celebration concept from last summer. But who could say if it wasn’t all just another fake out? It turns, out Alpine itself, and we’ll see a new car…
Pastor Maldonado, the most loathed and disrespected driver in Formula 1, is gone. What’s funny is who is replacing him.
Have you ever seen the car movie Luc Besson made just after The Fifth Element hit the screen? Well, I believe it’s time for Renault to pay for another Taxi sequel, because no Peugeot could deal with the R.S. 01 as a police interceptor.
The Renault RS 01 is no Audi R8. It’s a mid-engined GT-R with Renaultsport’s know-how. Photo credit: Renault
While nobody really wants to be the first to bring you fully autonomous cars, luxury brands like Volvo and Tesla already put semi-autonomous drive into their cars as standard. Renault-Nissan wants to do the same in the next four years, but at a much lower price range.
Renault took a look at their contracts, decided that the Renault–Nissan Alliance entitles them to have the GT-R’s twin turbo V6, so Renaultsport built the best mid-engined race car around it to get something that’s faster than a GT3 GT-R.
For about a fourth of what my usual morning latte costs, Renault bought a 90 percent stake in the Lotus Formula One team for only £1. According to company documents obtained by the Telegraph, the deal was finalized right before Christmas and puts Renault back in charge of the team for the first time since 2009.
Welcome to Paper Jam, a new feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.