10,000th Renault Twingo RS Produced

October 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

In the world of hot hatchbacks selling 10,000 units is a remarkable landmark to achieve. Renault’s lovely little Twingo RS has just accomplished this goal. The milestone car is a Gordini version. The sporty version of Twingo has accounted for 1.3 percent of the model’s total sales since its launch in September 2008. Thanks to its fiery 133-horsepower 1.6 16V engine, responsive, agile handling and benchmark braking performance, it has contributed to bringing the world of Renault Sport to an even broader audience. The Gordini R.S. version is emblematic of this success and represents more than 50 percent of the Twingo R.S. sales mix. The 10,000 units rolled out of the Slovenian plant. The Twingo RS is marketed in some [...]

Renault and Williams F1 Back Together

July 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

Old timers might remember the golden days of Williams F1 team when they were operating with Renault and winning every single race they’ve stepped in. Now they are back together agian, this time for a long-term chassis-engine partnership from 2012. Renault Sport F1, the F1 division of Renault, will supply AT&T Williams with its championship-winning V8 power units for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In addition to the supply of its Formula One engines, the newly-formed co-operation includes several other exciting business and marketing opportunities, with a view to continuing after the introduction of the new, energy efficient, turbocharged V6 engines in 2014. The original Anglo-French partnership enjoyed a hugely successful association between 1989 and 1997, yielding four Drivers’ and [...]

Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy

June 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

With the 265 Trophy Renault announced the fastest hot hatch they’ve ever built. The car is set for debut at the World Series by Renault, Nurburgring meeting in Germany. This awesome looking machine gets a tweaked version of RS 250′s engine with 15 more bhp plus 20Nm extra torque at 360Nm. That’s achieved by increasing turbo boost. The car does 0-62mph in six seconds exactly (instead of 6.1), with a top speed of 158 mph, up by an extra 2mph. The car also should have handle better thanks to the high-performance Formula 1-inspired Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres wrapped around exclusive 19-inch black wheels. As for the features, the Trophy comes with Cup chassis, Recaro seats with yellow seatbelts and detailing, [...]

Renaultsport 2011 Trackday Calendar

May 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

What we absolutely love about Renaultsport trackday events for the owners of their hot hatches, is that it delivers 90 percent of the fun you can have at a Ferrari trackday at 1/100th of the price! they just announced this year’s calendar for UK which includes UK’s best-known race circuits – Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Knockhill – plus, there’s the chance to join Renaultsport with a trip to the world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany or, for the more time-pressed thrill-seeker, evening track sessions at Bedford Autodrome. Available cars at the course include Twingo Renaultsport 133 Cup, the Clio Renaultsport 200 Cup or the Mégane Renaultsport 250 Cup. So you get have plenty of fun at the wheel of Renault’s [...]

Renault Clio Gordini RS

June 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Renault recently revived the famous Gordini badges for its sporty hatchbacks by introducing the Twingo RD Gordini, and now as promised, comes the Gordini version of the bigger more powerful Clio RS. Powered by a 205 hp 2.0 liter four-pot engine which also has 215 nm of torque the car does o to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 224 km/h. This being a Gordini special edition it comes with a blue paint job and famous white stripes running all the way form bonnet to the rear hatch, gloss black aero parts and bi-color 17-inch wheels. The cabin is also very Gordini-ish with blue and white accents and features like climate control, light and rain [...]