To mark the return Formula 1 to France, luxury watchmaker and official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula One Team, Bell & Ross, has introduced a new Vintage model. Designated Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18, it bears some similarities to the Bell & Ross x Renault Sport Formula One BR-X1 RS17 which was auctioned off last year at a charity event. Continue reading Bell & Ross Celebrates French Grand Prix With Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18
The problem with mass produced product is, consumers will eventually get numb to the design. Luxury watch makers like Bell & Ross are not sparred from this natural occurrence and so, it is only naturally when a one-of-the-kind piece surface, it has all out attention. The Bell & Ross x Renault Sport Formula One BR-X1 RS17 Watch is one such attention grabbing timepiece that pops from among the long line of BR collection. It is may be a BR, but it is not just another BR. Continue reading Stunning Bell & Ross’s Renault F1 Team Timepiece Sold For $35K At Only Watch
Porsche Debuts 911 For Road And Track With Porsche 911 GT3
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4L, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 shares the same high-revving 500 hp boxer engine as its racing homologate, mated to a GT-tuned 7-speed PDK that promised to take you from a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). $143,600+. BUY.
Volkswagen Arteon Is VW’s Newest Premium Class Model
With a range of engine options, the Volkswagen Arteon is a step up from Passat. It gets a proper 5-seat setup, long wheelbase for roomy interior and an exterior line that’s more akin to a sports car – thanks in part to its striking front end and while so, it still has the practicality of a family car. Learn more HERE.
Infiniti And Renault Teamed Up For Infiniti High-Performance Model Line
Project Black S is pretty much the result when you bestow an Infiniti Q6 60 with Formula One technology. Boasting an aero-optimized design, it is driven by a 3L V6 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain outfitted with energy recovery system inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One.
Meet Ford’s Newest Pocket Rocket: 200PS Ford Fiesta ST
Well, it is cute and it performs, and so, what’s not to love? Driven by a 1.5L 3-pod EcoBoost motor that produces 197HP and 214 lb-ft, this feisty little beast touts Drive Modes, Electronic Sound Enhancement for the audiophile exhaust note and a 0-62 of just 6.7 seconds. Available in 3- and 5-door in early 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept – A Hybrid With 805 HP of Goodness
Mercedes-AMG marks its 50th years with the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that has performance any semi-eco conscious car lovers will lust after: a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 4L V8 biturbo and an electric drive putting out 600 kW (805 HP) that enables a century sprint in under 3 seconds.
Ferrari 812 Superfast: 12-cylinder and 789 HP – What’s Not To Love?
Ferrari 812 Superfast is so called not because it is obviously super fast, but for its fastback styling. Equipped with a 6.5L V12 unit putting out 789 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. It is also the first Prancing Horse to sport EPS. Learn more HERE.
Alpine A110 Unveiled, Has Flat Floor In The Name Of Aerodynamics
The new Alpine A110 packs all the elements of a true sports car: powerful, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive and a 2-seater coupe. A 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo motor producing a breathtaking 252 hp and 320 Nm of torque, is paired to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox to enable a 0-62 sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
We Don’t Care How Powerful ZOE E-Sport Is, It Is Simply Gorgeous!
Renault’s endeavor in the Formula E Championship gave birth to this gorgeous 2-seater called ZOE E-Sport Concept. Belies the adorable aesthetic is a beastly 340 hp twin electric motors that with a hefty 472 lb-ft of torque that enables it to make 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and getting to 130 takes no more than 10. Wow.
Audi Q8 Sport Concept SUV Is A Hybrid That Gets To 62 In 4.7 Seconds
Being an Audi and a hybrid, it is natural that this baby here is a performer: 469 HP, 48V, from its 3L TFSI V6 petrol electric that enables it to make the century sprint in a respectable 4.7 seconds and only relenting when it hits 170 mph. And how does 745 miles in range sounds? Awesome, we’d say.
With the Renault-Nissan Alliance, it was only a matter of time before Renault ramps up its commercial vehicle effort, particularly in the light truck segment. Having introduced the half-ton Duster Oroch in 2015, today the French automaker is pushing out yet another: the Renault Alaskan One-ton Pickup Truck – Renault’s first one-ton pickup which, before today, has existed only as a concept. Sporting the unmistakable modern Renault’s design language, the Alaskan is as gorgeous as any road car you can find today. A large chrome grill flanked by a pair of headlights with C-shaped LED daytime running lights lead the charge, followed closely by an athletic hood that hides a 2.3L 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine, offered in 160 and 190 hp flavors. Continue reading Despite Its Namesake, Renault Alaskan Pickup Truck Is Not For North America
Some car enthusiasts will tell you that a ‘real’ car is one that’s rear-engined, rear-wheel driven and on stick shift. Now, with such strict prerequisites, you’d be hard pressed to find a ride that fits the bill and yet not break your bank. Well, that’s not entirely true if you are in Europe, where for significantly less dollars, you probably can drive home a rear-wheel drive, manual gearbox rear-engined car with turbocharger to boot – thanks to Renault’s new Twingo GT. The French automaker describes the Twingo GT, an obvious performance variant to the lesser Twingo, as “genre-busting” and there’s no reason why it isn’t – especially when it has 110 bhp and 125.38 lb-ft wrung out of its 898cc Energy TCe turbo engine, a revised manual gearbox and of course, rear-wheel drive. That, my friend, sure sounds like the ultimate recipe for a smoking hot hatch. Continue reading Renault Gave Twingo A Boost With 110 BHP, Aptly Calls It ‘GT’
The number of Vision Gran Turismo cars is growing by the day and the resurrected French automaker Alpine is the latest to introduce its very own virtual car for Playstation Gran Turismo 6 game. But these motor heads are not content with just a digital car; they have made a full scale model of the car which debuted at the Festival Automobile International in Paris on January 27, 2015. Apart from getting serious with a physical version, the accompanying PR video also talks about the return of the Alpine brand. The way I see it is, the return is inevitable, but the only questions are how will it position itself in this competitive arena and what type of cars will it be serving up? But for now, our focus is on this futuristic beauty on wheels. Continue reading Alpine Marks 60th Anniversary with Vision Gran Turismo Virtual Car
you guys know our stand on electric vehicles. we love the idea, but can’t make ourselves embrace the whole electric-powered concept totally because range and recharging time are big issues. until those two ‘pressing’ issues are resolved, our bet is still on the good’ol fossil fuel burning variety that promised lower impact to the environment, such as the EOLAB presented by Renault. EOLAB is still a prototype, but what it promises do raise our eyebrows, well, in a good way. for starter, it boasts a NEDC combined cycle consumption of just 1 liter per 100 km (that’s a cool 235 mpg), which equates to about 22g of CO2 per kilometer. lower fuel consumption means a relieve to your wallet and at the same time, gentler on the environment in both usage of fossil fuel and also emissions. so how did Renault managed to pull this astounding economy? the automaker puts their energy on three key areas: aerodynamic, weight and drivetrain. Continue reading Meet EOLAB, Renault’s Practical Eco-friendly Car That Makes 1L/100KM
motoring enthusiasts looking forward to a Renault supercar has something to smile about as Renault take a step into the supercar domain with the Renault Sport R.S. 01. located at the central rear position under its carbon monocoque chassis is a 3.6-liter NISMO V6 twin turbo engine wringing out over 500 horsepower and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, mated to a Sadev seven-speed sequential gearbox that will slingshot this sub-2,425 lbs beast to over 186 mph (300 km/h). a set of 380mm carbon brakes with six-pod calipers, aided by Bosch Motorsport ABS, provides the vehicle with effective stopping power. aesthetically, the Renault Sport R.S. 01 looks suspiciously like the Audi R8 and its appearance is not of mere vanity; it is in this form that enables the R.S. 01 to “achieve an exceptional level of performance beyond that of a GT3 and closer to that of a DTM” and attaining a lift and drag coefficient similar to those of a Formula Renault 3.5. Continue reading Renault’s NISMO V6 Twin Turbo-powered Sport R.S. 01 Has Over 500 HP
not content in having a 275 hp Megane R.S. 275 Trophy, French automaker went ahead and tinker the sexy beast further, resulting in the Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R. as the model name implies, it still has the same 275 power output from its 2.0-liter petrol engine and shares many features found on the Trophy model, including Cup chassis, limited-slip differential, Akrapovič titanium exhaust system, Ohlins adjustable dampers with composite springs and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that are specific to the R.S. 275 Trophy. stands out as a ‘track-ready’ ride, the Trophy-R sheds near-100 kg (220 lbs) of weight – thanks in part to the use of lithium-ion battery and a pair of Recaro Pole Position polycarbonate monocoque seats – which enabled it to lap the Nürburgring north loop in 7m54.36s, breaking the record set by the Megane R.S. Trophy in 2011. Continue reading Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R Ripped Nürburgring With 7m54.36s Lap Record
for every car model, there is almost always a top-of-the-range variant to satisfy the discerning enthusiasts and the Megane is no different. since 2011, Renault has been rolling out high-performing Megane and the Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy is this year’s catch if you are looking for a serious hot hatch with the look to match. the 2.0-liter turbo-four petrol unit is tuned to deliver 275 horses, ten more over the ‘lesser’ R.S., while torque peaks out at the same 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) and available from 3,000 through to 5,000 rpm. power aside, it is loaded with a slew of sport equipment that would make any hot hatch (btw, we don’t think its a coupe by any count. sorry Renault) lover weep. Continue reading Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy Packs 272hp into a Cup Chassis