RenaultSport Megane Trophy 265 Sets New Front-Drive Nurburgring Record

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RenaultSport Megane Trophy 265 Sets New Front-Drive Nurburgring Record
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If we asked you what the fastest Nurburgring time for a front-wheel drive car was you’d probably guess the Ford Focus RS. Nope, not even close. In fact it belongs to French automaker Renault, and has for some time. Back in 2008 the automaker ran an 8:16 with a rather stripped-down R26.R version of the… Continue Reading...

Nissan, Renault to Form World’s Fourth Largest Automaker; Or Not

Nissan, Renault to Form World’s Fourth Largest Automaker; Or Not
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Nissan and Renault are planning to officially combine into one automaker, solidifying a partnership between the Japanese and French companies that has existed since 1999. Or at least, they were planning to do so according to a report by Japan’s Nikkei, that quoted company CEO Carlos Ghosn. Today, however, both automakers are refuting that claim…. Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron That Crashed in Texas Lake Up for Auction

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You could be the proud regretful owner of a Bugatti Veryron, for what is certain to be a fraction of the cost of a new model. No, we’re not talking about a Fiero kit car, but a real Veyron. There’s just one issue, it’s got a salvage title given by the insurance company when the… Continue Reading...

Renault Le Car Is Rumoured To Be Resurrected, Has Mini And Fiat In Its Sights

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Renault Le Car Is Rumoured To Be Resurrected, Has Mini And Fiat In Its Sights
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Everything that is old is new again. That is the mantra of pretty much every single major car company. Volkswagen has the Beetle (a newer version of which will be launched later this year), Mini has had the reborn Cooper for awhile now, and Fiat recently introduced the new 500 in the North American market…. Continue Reading...

Renaultsport To Go Into The Roasdter Business Once Again And Becomes Its Own Brand

Renaultsport To Go Into The Roasdter Business Once Again And Becomes Its Own Brand
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It has been a long time since Renaultsport had a car entirely of its own creation. The last one, as some might remember, was the mid-engined roadster called the Spider (see picture). Now it seems that Renault wants to create Renaultsport into its own brand and are looking to once again produce a roadster, and… Continue Reading...

Renault Security Agent Arrested for Spygate Hoax

Renault Security Agent Arrested for Spygate Hoax
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When several Renault execs were accused of selling the French automaker’s electric car secrets to the Chinese, it made headlines around the world. Last week came reports that the story might have been a hoax – and that now appears to be the case with a Renault security agent having been arrested. The individual, who’s… Continue Reading...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot 504 Sells For $2.5 Million

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot 504 Sells For $2.5 Million
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Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sold his 1977 Peugeot 504 at a chairty auction for $2.5 million, according to MSNBC. Ahamdinejad will use the proceeds to fund a low-income housing project meant for families. “President Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot 504 was sold for 2.5 billion tomans ($2.5 million) to an Iranian who took part in the auction,” ISNA… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: Renault Captur Is How You Say “Nissan Juke” En Francais

Geneva 2011: Renault Captur Is How You Say “Nissan Juke” En Francais
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Whether you love or hate the way the Nissan Juke looks, it’s hard to argue that it’s anything but a blast to drive. Renault seems to be taking a few things from corporate partner Nissan, and emulating the Juke with their Captur, a concept that debuted at the Geneva Auto Show. Powered by a 158-hp… Continue Reading...

Renault Captur is How the French Say ‘Nissan Juke’

Renault Captur is How the French Say ‘Nissan Juke’
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Previewing a possible sister-car to the Nissan Juke, Renault has announced the new Captur Concept ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Auto Show. The two seater is a look at fun crossover mobility and is the second of six concepts that will set the tone for the French automaker’s future design language. Powered… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Planning Audi A8-Based Sedan, No More Sports Cars

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Bugatti Planning Audi A8-Based Sedan, No More Sports Cars
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The Bugatti Galibier was first introduced in September of 2009 and while it has already reportedly been given the green-light several times, Germany’s Der Spiegel has just announced an additional confirmation. In an interview with company execs, Der Spiegel reports that a new model is in the works, based on the Audi A8 platform. It’s… Continue Reading...

All We Want For Christmas Is A Santa Red Bugatti EB110

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All We Want For Christmas Is A Santa Red Bugatti EB110
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Mention the name Bugatti and almost everyone will utter the name Veyron. We can’t blame them either since the Veyron was the first production car to have a power output of over 1000-hp, and in its Super Sport guise managed to hit 268-mph, making it the fastest production car in the world. The Veyron is… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Looking For An Intern: Time to Start Polishing Your Resumé

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Bugatti Looking For An Intern: Time to Start Polishing Your Resumé
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Talk about the ultimate internship. Bugatti, the manufacturer of the fastest production car ever made – the Veyron SS, is looking to hire an intern for their marketing department in Herndon, VA. So while many people will never get the chance to get behind the wheel of this magnificent, 268 mph machine, you could actually… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Pictures: Massive Gallery of the Wolrd’s Fastest Car

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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Pictures: Massive Gallery of the Wolrd’s Fastest Car
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Several months back we got our first look the the new Veyron Super Sport when Bugatti debuted the car by announcing it had been certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s Fastest Car. Then we brought you numerous photos from the unveiling of the second production version of the supercar from The… Continue Reading...

Matte White Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport on Display in Beverly Hills [Video]

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We believe Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport needs no real introduction as the convertible counterpart to Bugatti’s Veyron coupe. It weighs more, it costs more, but hey, you can hit 220-mph with the roof off. Now with only 150 of these bad boys being made in the world, we wouldn’t imagine that a whole lot of… Continue Reading...

Iranian President Sells His Peugeot 504 For Charity

Iranian President Sells His Peugeot 504 For Charity
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to auction off his 1977 Peugeot 504 to help raise funds for a new low-income housing project. A statement released by the Iranian government said that, “In order to help the Mehr housing project, as an act of charity yesterday (Sunday) Mr Ahmadinejad put his car up for sale.”… Continue Reading...

Citroen Metropolis Heads For Production, Will Spearhead Luxury Push Into China

Citroen Metropolis Heads For Production, Will Spearhead Luxury Push Into China
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Citroen is going to enter the large luxury car market with a production version of the Metropolis concept car. The Metropolis will likely be badged as a DS9, and be positioned as a flagship to the company’s DS range, which currently markets a line of premium hatchbacks in Europe. The Metropolis is unique in that… Continue Reading...

BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen Announce Partnership on Front-Drive Hybrid Vehicles

BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen Announce Partnership on Front-Drive Hybrid Vehicles
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BMW and French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen have officially announced plans to partner on development of hybrid components for front-drive vehicles. Currently the two automakers already share engines, between the Peugeot, Citroen and MINI brands. It’s expected that the new hybrid drivetrains will be shared with models from those ranges (including the next-generation MINI Cooper)… Continue Reading...

PSA Peugeot Citroen May Halt Sale of Hybrids, EVs in China Over Intellectual Property Concerns

PSA Peugeot Citroen May Halt Sale of Hybrids, EVs in China Over Intellectual Property Concerns
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PSA Peugeot Citroen is the first automaker to publicly stand up to the Chinese government’s proposed Green Car Plan. Recently an initial draft of a new piece of Chinese government legislation was leaked in which was revealed plans by the world’s largest auto market to strong arm international auotmakers into sharing their hybrid and electric… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Premiere at The Quail – Monterey 2010

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Premiere at The Quail – Monterey 2010
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As one of the lead-up events to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Quail, is quickly emerging as a rival venue showcasing vehicles both classic and modern. This year, The Quail landed a coup, with the world premiere of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – the world’s fastest production car. Rather than the ostentatious orange… Continue Reading...

Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero d’Oro Gets Carbon-Copper Weave

Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero d’Oro Gets Carbon-Copper Weave
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Mansory has just announced the one-of-a-kind Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero d’Oro as a follow up to their Linea Vincero from last year. And in true Mansory fashion, the Veyron is adorned with some outlandish accents – this time in the form of carbon fiber with copper threads. Compared to the run-of-the-mill Veyron, Mansory has shortened… Continue Reading...

Top Gear’s James May (Captain Slow) Drives Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 259.11 MPH

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Were it not for Top Gear‘s incredible production and entertainment value, surely we wouldn’t be telling you that James May, aka Captain Slow, managed to drive the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport slower than the world record setting time. In fact, in case you can’t tell from his nick name, going under the car’s top… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Reclaims Record for World’s Fastest Car at 267.81 MPH

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Reclaims Record for World’s Fastest Car at 267.81 MPH
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Bugatti has done it again, setting a new record for the world’s fastest production car at an astonishing 267.81 mph. That time gives Bugatti back the title, after the original Veyron’s 253.81 mph speed was topped by upstart American supercar maker SSC with its 256.12 mph run. Official test diver Pierre Henri Raphanel set the… Continue Reading...

For the Man Who Has Everything – $3 Million Bugatti Veyron Diamond Edition Model

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For the Man Who Has Everything – $3 Million Bugatti Veyron Diamond Edition Model
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Haven’t got Dad a gift for Father’s Day yet? Forgo the last-minute dash to 7-11 for usual card and Oh Henry! gift combo and order him a Bugatti Veyron Diamond Edition model car. The Bugatti Veyron – the most expensive new production car in the world – is the inspiration for this ridiculous expensive dinky… Continue Reading...