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    Video: Renault R.S. 01 says hello before debut in Moscow
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    What does the "RS" in the Renault Clio RS and Megane RS mean? Well, unlike Audi and Porsche, it doesn't stand for Renn Sport. No, it's actually a signifier that said hot hatch has been breathed upon by Renault Sport, the French manufacturer's answer to Volkswagen's R models, Ford's ST hatches and ...

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    Video: Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. Renault Clio Cup racecar will make you go hmmm...
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    Match up a hot hatch with a supercar of the same vintage, and we'll tell you who will win every time. It's easy, really, as the supercar invariably features a more advanced suspension, stickier tires and most importantly, more power. What if the hot hatch is race prepped, though? In that ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo
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    America may be better known for its muscle cars than its hot hatches, but those who prefer their power sent to the front wheels with a liftgate at the back aren't exactly hurting for choices these days. Americans can stop by their local dealership and put in an order for a Ford Fiesta ST or Focus ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus drops Renault for Mercedes F1 engines
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    With only three manufacturers supplying engines in Formula One this season, the teams have been fairly evenly split: Ferrari, Sauber and Marussia use Ferrari engines; Mercedes, McLaren, Williams and Force India run on Mercedes power; Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham employ Renault power ...

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    Motorsports: Renault replaces top F1 leadership
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    Renault is a company accustomed to winning in Formula One. In the past ten years alone, it has claimed an unfathomable six world championships, first with Fernando Alonso two years in a row and then powering Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing to four consecutive titles. But suffice it to say ...

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    Report: Nissan's Ghosn highest paid exec in Japan again, at $10M per year
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    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is on track to be the highest-paid executive in Japan for the fourth time in five years. Ghosn's salary and bonuses last year rang the register to the tune of $9.8 million (995 million yen), and when stock dividends are added to the equation, the exec's total pay crested a ...

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    Report: Seat pondering more extreme Leon Cupra to answer Renault's Ring record
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    In case you haven't been paying attention, there's a battle raging on between two European automakers over who makes the faster hot hatch. The battle ground has been the Nürburgring, where Seat and Renault have been going back and forth, taking the front-drive lap record away from each ...

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    Teased: Renault developing new Sport Trophy with 500 hp
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    If you're ever in Europe and have the chance to stop by a World Series by Renault event, you'll be in for a treat. For one thing, the tickets are free. For another, they take place at some of the best circuits Europe has to offer, like Monza, Monaco, Spa and the Nürburgring. It's produced ...

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    Official: Renault sets 'Ring record with new Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R [w/video]
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    Clocking a lap time of less than eight minutes on the Nürburgring is a real feat in just about any car. But a front-driver? That's the gauntlet that Seat threw down March when it hustled its new Leon Cupra 280 around the Nordschleife in 7:58.4, knocking Renault off its perch for the quickest ...

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    Official: Renault and Caterham officially dissolve Alpine partnership
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    It was a nice idea while it lasted, but evidently it wasn't meant to be. The joint venture established between Renault and Caterham to launch a new sports car has now come to a crashing halt. The partnership was forged in 2012 against the backdrop of increasing ties between the two companies: ...

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    Report: Ghosn predicts autonomous cars on the roads by 2018, if laws allow
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    Things appear to be going well inside Nissan's autonomous vehicle development program. Until now, the automaker believed that self-driving cars would be ready for major markets like the US by 2020. However, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is now speeding up that prediction to 2018 in some places, ...

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    Auctions: 1928 Renault Type NN Tourer from Indiana Jones up for auction
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    It's uncommon for a film's sequel to surpass the original, and it's even rarer for the third movie in a series to be the best. However, that's arguably the case with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Its perfect combination of exciting action set pieces, humor and great performances from ...

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    Video: Renault brings touch of F1 to your grocery shopping
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    Have you every been in the grocery store after watching an exciting race on TV and you started sliding the shopping cart around corners and clipping apexes, until you scared an old lady buying flour? That could be just us, but apparently Renault understands the feeling. The company has a new ad ...

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    Official: Renaultsport ready to attack the 'Ring with new Mégane 275 Trophy
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    Competition improves the breed. So goes the old saying, but if there's ever been an example of that axiom put into action, surely it's the new Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy. The story of Renaultsport's latest hot hatch starts in 2008, back when the French automaker lapped the ...

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    Official: Carlos Ghosn returns as president of ACEA
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    The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (abbreviated ACEA in French) is an industry group representing all the biggest automakers in Europe, representing their common interests on the world stage. And as such it needs a leader, figurehead and mouthpiece to serve as its president, and ...

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    Report: Morocco offering 'cash for clunkers' program for Mercedes W123 taxis
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    As the models continue to grow older, the Ford Crown Victoria is slowly but surely disappearing from US cities as the prevailing taxicab. The same thing is happening in Morocco with its huge fleet of Mercedes-Benz W123-chassis taxis thanks to a little help from the government. The authorities ...

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    Video: Renaultsport teases Nürburgring-bound Mégane
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    The current king of the hot hatches, as crowned by the Nürburgring, is the Seat Leon Cupra. And Renault is none too happy about that. It did, after all, hold the Nordschleife lap record for front-drive cars for several years, first with the Mégane II-based R26.R and then with the ...

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    Teased: Renault gunning for sub-8-minute Nürburgring lap time
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    UPDATE: A previous version of this article erroneously suggested Renault was aiming for a sub-8-second lap time. Clearly, this was a rather humorous typo, and it's been fixed. Thanks for all who pointed out the mistake in the Comments! While hybrid hypercars like the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren ...

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    Official: Opel Vivaro is a tidy Euro package hauler
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    This is the Opel Vivaro, and as much as it may look like a rebadged Nissan NV200, it isn't (it's quite a bit bigger). Instead, it's a rebadged Nissan Primastar, which in turn is a Renault Trafic. Weird family links aside, this is the all-new, second-generation Vivaro, which Opel originally ...

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    Official: Renault opens up revised Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet
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    Go back a decade or so and you'd find showrooms full of hardtop convertibles. There was the Pontiac G6, Chrysler Sebring, Volkswagen Eos, Volvo C70, Cadillac XLR, Lexus SC430 and so many more. Though there still are some on the market, by and large the trend has abated. Heck, even Mercedes-Benz, ...

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