It sounded like a million-dollar idea: import cheap cars from Eastern Europe, convert them to electric power, and sell them in the US for $40,000 a pop. Now, someone is stuck with 46 engineless Dacia Logans. Bummer, or bummertunity?
It always rains in Malaysia. It didn’t rain in Malaysia yesterday. Never underequipped when it comes to show biz, Formula One bridged the precipitation gap with a flying Russian (above), a jinxed Brit, and an old rivalry rekindled. A fun race—for second place. Warning: spoilers.
Here's the full text of the press release of the audit of Renault Spygate. What's French for "don't be a bunch of unethical freakballs?"
Renault's Dacia brand isn't well known for going after the well-monied. Luckily, with this special Dacia Duster, they don't have to — they can go after their socialist French ski instructors.
After a winter off-season extended by the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One finally returned on a windy autumn afternoon in Melbourne. Four months without a Grand Prix, it would have been a fun race even if it weren’t fun. But it was fun. Warning: spoilers.
Renault now says it wrongfully dismissed three executives accused of spying after French prosecutors found no substance in a complaint by the carmaker against the former employees. [Bloomberg via Automotive News]
Professing admiration for the Juke requires a follow up of caveats like "it advances crossover style" and "not all cars should look the same." Renault's Captur concept approaches the same challenge as the Juke, but with a design requiring no qualifications.
Citroën SM designer Robert Opron's haphazardly futuristic Renault Fuego is not a car you can call bland.
Renault marks the 50th anniversary of the Renault 4 this year with a series of events around the world. It never officially made the United States — except back in 1965, when the company sent four women to drive from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska.
Renault kicked off their "Va Va Voom" campaign for the little Renault Clio with Audrey Hepburn, Rhianna, Marlon Brando, and a little tease from burlesque performer Dita von Teese. Is this for the stripper model?
Formula One star Robert Kubica was seriously injured this morning while participating in the Ronde di Andora rally in Italy. According to BBC Sport the 26 year-old is undergoing surgery after suffering fractures to his right arm, leg and hand.
This year's Formula 1 grid features Team Lotus racing against Lotus Renault GP, with both sides hiring as many lawyers as engineers. At his Grand Prix blog, Joe Saward constructed this handy chart showing the complicated peerage. Although I think Peter's is a bit more simplified, this tells an entirely different…
Workers in France are guaranteed at least 31 vacation days a year, while Americans get none. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe R5 Turbo 2 is a good enough reason for a vacation, but is its price working for you?
The next time I hear some suit extol the virtues of whatever small turbocharged car they're hustling, I'm going to show them this Renault R5 and say, "That's nice, but can it do this?" [Retrorides via Tumblr]
Mate, the herbal infusion drunk all over Argentina, may seem like the ideal road drink: it's a pleasant brew of mild stimulants. It's also a scalding handful of water with a metal straw sticking out. And the roads are bumpy.
There's not much driving to do in rural Argentina in the days of high summer. Until you realize you've run out of steak. Then it's time to fire up the vintage Renault and go hunting for a butcher.
The Renault 4 may be a weird little French hatch but Madagascar’s native trees have got it beat: they grow upside down.