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Renault working on completely new car for 2018 0

Renault has revealed it is working on a “completely new car” for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The halo cockpit protection device aside, there have been only minor tweaks to the aerodynamic rules following the 2017 overhaul of the rules. In preparation of what it hopes will be a serious assault on the Championship, Renault(…)

Prost believes Sainz will improve Renault performance 0

Formula 1 legend and Renault advisor Alain Prost believes Carlos Sainz Jr will help the team move to the next level of performance. The French team have borrowed Sainz from Red Bull until the end of 2020; the Spanish driver takes the place of Jolyon Palmer who has had an underwhelming season. Sainz Jr finished(…)

Renault ‘months ahead’ with 2018 Formula 1 engine 0

Renault has said that compared to this time last year, it is “months” ahead with its new F1 engine for the 2018 season, and has gone someway to solving the reliability issues that dogged the team in the current season. The 2017 season saw the French team make significant improvements with regards to engine performance,(…)

The story behind the Renault badge 0

The first incarnation of Renault’s iconic badge appeared in 1900; far more elaborate than the minimalist diamond we know so well today, it featured an elaborate intertwining of the Renault brothers’ (Louis, Marcel and Fernand) initials.   On the early cars, the badge took pride of place as a raised roundel on the front, allowing(…)

Renault to launch 21 new models before 2022 0

Renault plans to launch 21 new models before 2022, the company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced. The models will make up part of the firm’s ‘Drive the Future’ plan. Of the new vehicles, eight will be fully electric and 12 will be electrified. Diesel engined cars are set to feature significantly less in Renault’s line-up,(…)

Renault Clio converted into pick-up truck 0

A project that started as “a bit of a joke” has actually brought forth quite an impressive product. A self-confessed Scottish car-nut converted this Renault Clio into a handy, about town pick-up in what he initially described as “a labour of love”. Greg Cupples, of Airdrie, was given the Clio by his friends and started(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 104 (1972 – 1988) 0

Talk about longevity. The Peugeot 104 remained in production for a whopping 16 years, with over 2,000,000 built. And yet, it was never really considered a best seller. An early supermini challenger, it was without a hatchback rear that would have made sales success a certainty. The opening ‘72 edition was a four-door fastback saloon(…)

Palmer aiming to leave Renault on a high 0

Jolyon Palmer is aiming to end his season with Renault with “six of the best races” as he looks to secure a seat in Formula 1 for next season. Renault have announced Palmer is to be replaced by Carlos Sainz for the 2018 season and the Britain produced his best-ever finish, coming in 6th at(…)

McLaren ditch Honda for Renault in 2018 0

They say ‘never go back’… Nowhere does this ring truer than in Formula 1 and in particular, the beleaguered partnership between McLaren and Honda which has decided to separate after a disastrous 2017-2018 season to date. A partnership with French manufacturer Renault has been lined up for next season, as the British team attempt to(…)

Renault concept doubles up as an extra room in your house 0

So, as concepts go, this one is fairly ‘out there’… Renault wowed guests at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, with a driverless concept car that doubles up as an extra room in your house. When not travelling from A to B, the Renault Symbioz converts to a cosy snug you can hang out with friends.(…)