Friday, July 5, 2019

New Mégane R.S. Trophy-R: Exclusively Performance


New Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R is the most high performance production car Renault has ever put on the market. It is rooted in Renault's immense history in motorsport, and perpetuates the legend of the record-breaking Mégane R.S., once more bringing to the roads the technologies and know-how Renault Sport has developed on the racetrack. For this car, Renault Sport engineers have pushed their expertise further than ever before. The outcome was validated by a new record on the Nürburgring.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Clio Cup, Clio Rally, Clio RX: variations on the same theme


During the Formula 1 French Grand Prix, Renault Sport Racing presented its new customer-competition models derived from its road range. Developed for both its extremely popular single-make cups and open competitions, this new generation offers unprecedented versatility and accessibility for ever-lower costs.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Petrolicious: Renault 5 Turbo Tour de Corse


For Jean-Francois, the first time he locked eyes with this special Renault became a deeply ingrained memory, a driving force; despite being just a boy, his passion for the Renault 5 Turbo surpassed all of the typical supercar choices. During school hours, he'd obsess over cut-away drawings and articles, vowing to own one.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Renault's first F1 victory


For its Formula 1 debut, Renault opted for a turbocharged 1500 cc V6 engine, radically different from the ubiquitous 3000 cc V8 and V12 units championed by other manufacturers of the time. Defying strong skepticism, from the Porsche engineers in particular, Renault persevered to claim 15 victories from 1979 to 1983, by which time the whole field had followed its lead on turbo technology.