“Hell yeah, Twingo! You are a car!”
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Clearly, pink isn’t Renault Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg’s favorite color, which I can empathize with. Either way, I’m not sure anyone who’s stuck wearing Renault’s odd yellow-pants race suits for the year can really say much about another team’s livery. Seriously, man, what are those?
The list of things I’m a sucker for is vast and, largely, without value. Somewhere in the middle of that list are entries for unexpected sliding doors and Renault LeCars. Incredibly, there’s a real-world intersection of these two things, and it’s known as the Renault Supercinq Van by Heuliez.
This is the 2017 season Renault R.S.17. On the face of things, it replaces the 2016 R.S.16, but in a way it’s finally a successor to a car that made its debut five years ago.
I arrived at the 2017 Carroll Shelby Cruise-In on the top level of the Petersen Automotive Museum parking structure expecting to see a big gaggle of American cars. And I did. Cobras, GT350s, Daytonas, lots of sleek muscle. But there was something else, too. Back in a corner, separated from the thrumming V8s, sat…
Everyone’s hopping on the bandwagon of roasting the Trump White House’s ham-fisted public-facing staff—even German Formula One drivers. Current Renault F1 driver and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Nico Hülkenberg is the latest to leak some “alternative facts” about his new race car.
Poor Renault. After an abysmal 2015 Formula One season where Renault power units failed all the time, the Red Bull F1 team tried to dump Renault, but couldn’t, ultimately rebranding their engines as Tag Heuers for 2016. Now Red Bull’s mad tight brosephs at Scuderia Toro Rosso want to do the same.
Future electric cars from Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault will share the platform of the Nissan Leaf, according to a report from The Nikkei. The newspaper reports that the companies aim to lower car costs by up to 20 percent with the move, bringing their electric cars closer in price to the gas guzzlers of the world.
He rolls down his window and he started to say, “It’s all about making that GTA.”
Context is the scaffold of understanding and without any context me saying that a tiny little French hatchback with scarcely over 100 horsepower is fun sufficient enough to dine out on forever will sound insane. I’m not. Allow me to explain why you should lust after a Renault Twingo GT.
You may have a favorite old car ad. It may bring you joy and excitement. Now you will watch this. Soon you will have a new favorite old car ad.
Before the Brazilian Grand Prix’s first red flag, Renault driver Jolyon Palmer actually ran into the back end of Daniil Kvyat’s Red Bull car due to the poor visibility.
Current Renault Formula One driver Kevin Magussen is jumping ship to Haas in 2017. Renault may have been able to nail down 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Nico Hülkenberg fairly quickly in the silly season, but they waffled so hard on the second seat that Magnussen joked that even the Pope had an offer.
Sports car racing today is in a wonderful spot, with Fords, Ferraris, Porsches, Lambos, Bentleys, McLarens and all kinds of road-going sports cars battling on track. And off to one side away from the action was this Renault. Well, not anymore.
The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and guy who probably deserves a better Formula One drive Nico Hülkenberg will move from Force India to Renault in 2017. Renault’s struggling team currently sits in ninth place out of eleven teams in the constructors’ championship, but, at least they’re a works team?
Here comes the 2012 Renault Fluence!