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Clio Renaultsport 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. It’s 5am, the crankandpiston.com team is a stone’s...

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Best day out. Evo Car of the Year 2014

JournalsWednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Evo boys have their annual day o’ thrashing once again. Who will emerge on top? Every year, the boys at Evo magazine’s UK edition get together for a definitive road...

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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...

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Renault KWID Concept. Drone-ing on

RoadSaturday, February 8th, 2014

Renault unveils the ‘Bollywood-inspired’ KWID, complete with mini drone. Described as a ‘robust yet joyful vehicle’, the new quirkily titled KWID Renault concept is – as you might expect – totally...

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Renault Concept Car. One week to go

RoadThursday, January 30th, 2014

Renault reveals intriguing teaser trailer for a new concept car. The last time we checked in with Renault, they were handing Formula 1 pilots Mark Webber and Charles Pic a couple...