Tag "Renault"

$0-50K | Renault Sport Clio RS #4

In last year’s Bang for your Buck, the Clio RS herded an elephant out of the room – that we kinda preferred the old, high-revving version – by taking class honours in the $0-50K category. The reluctance to offer a

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$0-50K | Renault Megane GT220 #8

If the RS275 Trophy R is a riot on the racetrack, the GT220 is more a civilised protest march – unfurling banners ‘shouting’: What do we want? Performance! How do we want it? Erm, not too hardcore. Renault’s stopover variant

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Aussie to lead Renault F1 assault

Australian engineer Chris Dyer is returning to Formula 1 as part of the newly reborn Renault F1 team. The Victorian former Holden Racing Team engineer will head Renault’s vehicle performance group, which is responsible for suspension and brake development as

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Renault Sport RS 01 Interceptor plays French highway patrol car

Renault Sport has turned its RS 01 supercar concept into a highway patrol car aptly called Interceptor – just to give French crims a fright from afar. Cops in Renault’s home nation have been known before to wave their baguettes

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Abarth 595C v Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS 200

Feeling naughty? A little indulgent? Maybe a bit adventurous? There’s a blooming branch on the fringes of the motoring tree that’s ripe for the picking. It’s where compact hot hatches grow, but not of the pragmatic variety where smart sub-$30K

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Renault Megane RS265 vs Volkswagen Golf GTi Performance

This is your future. This story was originally published in our October 2014 issue I shall not dwell on the politics of abandoning our indigenous car-building industry, nor will I bore you with my views on losing home-grown performance heroes

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Renault returns to F1

Renault will return to Formula 1 as a full works manufacturer in 2016 following its buyout of the struggling Lotus team. While Renault has had a continual presence as an engine supplier, most notably with Red Bull Racing, this marks

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Renault Clio RS vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI

There’s always significant risk associated with changing a successful formula. Not only is there the challenge of tackling something new, there’s always the possibility the new stuff won’t be as good as the old stuff. Imagine, for example, if AC/DC

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Renault buys Lotus F1 team

Renault looks set to return to Formula 1 as a works entry in 2016 following an announcement that it has signed a letter of intent to take a controlling stake in the Lotus F1 team. The Lotus team has been

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Renault powers-up Megane RS | 275 Cup Premium

Renault’s limited-edition Nurburgring ace has been re-named and becomes part of the regular Megane RS range. Although it’s now called the Megane RS 275 Cup Premium, the luxe-sounding new variant actually keeps everything offered by last year’s 100-unit Megane RS

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