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When you bought a Renault Espace Quadra, you were forced to wear these fetching outfits for the rest of your days, unto eternity. That’s a FACT.
French cars, love them or hate them, are very rarely boring. Renaults, even when they’re designed to be utilitarian or cheap, somehow manage to have a certain interesting flair: look at the Renault 4 or Dauphine or Twingo: all cheap, basic cars, all somehow charming in their own way. Not so with the Renault Alliance,…
Just 1.8 liters, four cylinders and 252 horses don’t sound that impressive by modern standards. But when you remember that motor has been massaged by RenaultSport, and that it goes in the reborn Alpine A110, you know you’ve got something good going on.
Zoom! It’s the Renault 5, here to usher in your Friday.
French auto giant Renault became the first major French company to report being affected by Friday’s ransomware attack that affected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries across the world, reports Automotive News. An English plant of Renault’s alliance partner Nissan was also hit by the attack.
I think I love everything about this little video. It’s like one of those ‘80s comedies about the underdog winning against all the mean rich kids, just told with a handful of cars and a very tricky hairpin turn. Watch to the end and you’ll see what I mean.
Renault wanted to demonstrate their long-term commitment to staying in Formula One with a cool concept of what they envision for the series’ future. Their Renault RS 2027 Vision promises to be safer, faster, friendlier for the environment and more fun to watch. It’s a cool spaceship with wheels. We like where they’re…
What’s keeping electric cars from just taking over the entire automotive industry? Driving ranges that still generally lag behind combustion car ranges? A lack of quick and omnipresent charging stations? The inability of most electric cars to write stories in the style of Jack Kerouac? Renault thinks it’s the latter,…
I’m going to go out on a limb and say this has to be the absolute worst drive ever taken in a Renault Megane convertible that didn’t result in fatalities. A 52-year-old father took his 14-year-old daughter out for a spin in the French drop-top near Munich, and by the end of it their car was completely flooded with…
Matt Gallagher from WTF1 went to train and sweat with the Renault Formula One crew just like a real crew member. How did it go? “Let me die in peace,” Matt said.
“Hell yeah, Twingo! You are a car!”
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…