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VIDEO. Chris Harris’ Car of the Year 2014

LifestyleThursday, January 29th, 2015

Internet darling Chris Harris takes a few friends and some epic cars to Portugal for a damn good time. As 2014 drew to a close, Chris Harris was heading to Portugal....

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Alpine Vision Gran Turismo. Another virtual car

LifestyleWednesday, January 28th, 2015

Renault’s revived sub-brand releases a virtual supercar to whet our appetite for a new road car. In case you’re unfamiliar with Alpine, it’s a French brand of racing and sports cars...

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Renault’s new Crossover. The KADJAR

JournalsMonday, January 26th, 2015

Yes, it’s a silly name, no, there aren’t any pictures yet. Renault has announced that’s it’s preparing to unveil a brand new C-segment (mid-size) crossover SUV, and it’ll be called the...

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Renault Clio R.S. 200 Turbo. DRIVEN

RoadFriday, December 19th, 2014

crankandpiston.com puts the new Renault Clio R.S. 200 Turbo through its paces on one of its favourite stretches of winding tarmac, Jebel Hafeet. - FULL GALLERY OF SHOTS AVAILABLE HERE –...

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VIDEO. (F1) Renault Twizys driven through Dubai...

LifestyleTuesday, November 25th, 2014

Lotus F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado drive Renault Twizys inside Dubai Mall. Anything Red Bull Racing can do, it seems the Lotus F1 Team can do better. Having...

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VIDEO. RenaultSport R.S. 01. First Outing

RaceSunday, October 26th, 2014

RenaultSport’s latest racer – the R.S. 01 – made its first outing on-track this week in Jerez. The debut run was part of the 10th anniversary of the World Series by...

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Renault Clio RS. Farewell. Journals

JournalsSaturday, October 4th, 2014

And time on crankandpiston.com Journals comes to a close as, with a heavy heart, Dan says goodbye to the Renault Clio RS. What can I say about the Clio RS, that...

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RenaultSport R.S. 01. Who needs Caterham?

RaceWednesday, August 27th, 2014

RenaultSport unveils the R.S. 01, the 493bhp LMP prototype that will offer racers a springboard onto the GT and endurance racing scene from 2015 onwards. Just when we thought, with its...

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Renault Clio RS. Therapy sessions. Journals

JournalsSaturday, June 28th, 2014

This month Dan explains why the Renault Clio RS helps him feel ‘more manly’ It would seem that, as a fella, I am slowly losing control over things I do that...

Renault Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record (full version)

Renault Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R. Nürburgring...

RoadTuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Renault Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R has broken the FWD Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record. Here is the full lap. For many folk it is still a matter of debate if Nürburgring...

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Renault buys out Caterham’s stakes in Alpine ...

RoadFriday, June 13th, 2014

Renault buys out Caterham’s stakes in Alpine joint-venture and confirms commitment to produce the first Alpine-badged vehicle since 1994. The Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham, the partnership between Renault and Caterham...

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Renault Clio RS. New arrival. Journals

JournalsSaturday, May 3rd, 2014

crankandpiston welcomes a ‘scary little car’ – a Renault Clio RS – to the fold. So maybe I should start right back at the beginning. Born in 1977, I grew up...