Was The Car Rose And Jack Had Sex In Really On The Titanic?

I think the biggest thing that kept me from being a preteen girl in the late '90s, other than my age and gender, was an inability to sit through the movie Titanic without retching. Still, there's no denying the impact of the movie, or the pivotal role played by a certain windows-dripping-with-condensation 1912 Renault. » 4/11/12 12:00pm 4/11/12 12:00pm

Renault Goes Whole Hog on the French Racing Blue

Founded by the Italian racing driver Amédée Gordini, the Gordini company was a Formula One constructor who got their best result, a third place, at the 1950 British Grand Prix, the very first F1 race. Gordini later became what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz, an in-house engine tuner who created hot versions of the company’s… » 4/06/12 2:00pm 4/06/12 2:00pm

Watch Flame-Spitting Hatches Go Crazy On The Track

There's wild oversteer, brutal crashes, NASCAR-grade drafting, and it all comes from pint-sized European econoboxes. This is the 1981 European Championship of the Renault R5 Turbo Cup. They're tiny, they're adorable, and yet they're also these fire breathing mid-engined monsters. Watch them tear each other to pieces. » 1/12/12 1:00pm 1/12/12 1:00pm

The 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix in Crayola

There really is nothing like the glory of changing weather conditions for sprinkling fairy dust on a Grand Prix. A shot of rain on a cool day was enough to turn the tedium of the Hungaroring into a sparkling race to remember. It also didn’t hurt to have the sultan of capricious weather on the grid, hungry for a win. … » 8/01/11 4:00pm 8/01/11 4:00pm

The sound of 62 years of F1 cars launching

The sound of an F1 engine has changed so much over the years. While I like the high pitch whine of the current cars, it sounds more like a missile being fired than a race car. But I shouldn't complain as I'm sure one day they will be electric or something that doesn't make any noise. That'll really suck. Because I… » 7/08/11 10:30am 7/08/11 10:30am

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