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Renault Sport Clio 172 Cup (2002 - 2003): a rally homologation special for under £10,000
Renault Sport Clio 172 Cup
Features

Renault Sport Clio 172 Cup (2002 - 2003): a rally homologation special for under £10,000

A race-bred special, the Clio 172 Cup is one of the lightest – and purest – Renault Sport models ever
22 May 2024
Renault Mégane RS Trophy Fast Fleet test – 13,000 miles in the swansong hot hatch
Renault Megane RS Trophy Fast Fleet test
Long term tests

Renault Mégane RS Trophy Fast Fleet test – 13,000 miles in the swansong hot hatch

Despite initial reservations, the Liquid Yellow hatch won over its keeper after 8 months on the evo Fast Fleet
7 May 2024
Renault Sport Megane R26.R (2009): the most significant hot hatch of the last 25 years
Renaultsport Megane R26.R
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Renault Sport Megane R26.R (2009): the most significant hot hatch of the last 25 years

For much of the last 25 years, Renault ruled the hot hatch world. The ultimate expression of its brilliance, the R26.R
27 Mar 2024
Renault Sport Clio 182 Trophy (2005): review, history, prices and specs
Renault Sport Clio 182 Trophy
Features

Renault Sport Clio 182 Trophy (2005): review, history, prices and specs

The ultimate Renault 182 came close to hot hatch perfection, making it one of our top 25 cars of the last 25 years
6 Mar 2024
Renault Sport Mégane RS Trophy‑R – the car world's greatest misses
Renault Sport Mégane RS Trophy‑R
Features

Renault Sport Mégane RS Trophy‑R – the car world's greatest misses

Targeting a Nürburgring lap record proved the undoing of a potentially all-time-great hot hatch
29 Feb 2024

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New Renault 5 unveiled – meet the basis for Alpine’s electric hot hatch
2024 Renault 5 E-Tech
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New Renault 5 unveiled – meet the basis for Alpine’s electric hot hatch

The all-electric 2024 Renault 5 E-Tech supermini has been unveiled in production form, previewing its hot Alpine A290 relative
26 Feb 2024
Why the Renault Clio 172 is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years
Renault Clio 172 – front
Features

Why the Renault Clio 172 is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years

To mark our 25th anniversary we name the 25 most significant driver's cars launched in the last 25 years. Richard Meaden presents the case for the Ren…
30 Jan 2024
The new Renault 5 could be the fun EV hatch we’ve been waiting for
Renault 5 – tail light
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The new Renault 5 could be the fun EV hatch we’ve been waiting for

These teaser shots provide our first official glimpse at the new Renault 5, which will arrive next year to target the Mini Cooper EV
30 Nov 2023
New Renault 5 begins testing ahead of 2024 launch 
Renault 5
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New Renault 5 begins testing ahead of 2024 launch 

The Renault 5 electric hatchback is approaching final sign off, with six Clio-based test mules built to fine tune its dynamics
28 Apr 2023
Renault Sport’s greatest cars
Renault Sports greatest cars
Features

Renault Sport’s greatest cars

Best known for its world beating hot hatchbacks, we run down the history of Renault Sport and its finest creations
17 Feb 2023
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Renault Mégane RS Ultime marks the end of Renault Sport
Renault Megane RS Ultime – yellow front
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Renault Mégane RS Ultime marks the end of Renault Sport

The ultimate Renault Sport Mégane RS is here. Unless you live in the UK that is
11 Jan 2023
Renault Megane E-Tech 2022 review
Renault Megane E-tech – tracking
Reviews

Renault Megane E-Tech 2022 review

Renault’s new all-electric Megane drives well and looks smart, but doesn’t have much of a distinctive personality
15 Dec 2022
Renault Sport Clio V6 – review, history, prices and specs
Renault Clio V6
In-depth reviews

Renault Sport Clio V6 – review, history, prices and specs

Two decades on, the Clio V6 still seems gloriously bonkers. We discover the truth about its troubled birth – and remind ourselves what it was like to …
28 Nov 2022
Renault 5 Turbo 3E concept debuts to kick off 50th anniversary celebrations
Renault 5 Turbo 3E p – rear quarter
News

Renault 5 Turbo 3E concept debuts to kick off 50th anniversary celebrations

Ahead of the reborn R5 road car, Renault’s given us a drift car concept with a giant wing
22 Sep 2022
Renault 5 Turbo: review, history and specs of an icon
Renault 5 Turbo
Features

Renault 5 Turbo: review, history and specs of an icon

A hot hatch icon with major league rally pedigree, the Renault 5 Turbo has stood the test of time
15 Sep 2022
Renault 5 Turbo group test – hot hatch icons go head-to-head
Renault 5 Turbo group test
Features

Renault 5 Turbo group test – hot hatch icons go head-to-head

42 years after its unveiling, we've gathered together 3 Renault 5 Turbos to see how the legend is faring
15 Sep 2022
Renault Sport Clio 197/200: history, specs and buying guide
Renault Sport Clio 197/200
Advice

Renault Sport Clio 197/200: history, specs and buying guide

Starting from just under £5000, a Renault Sport Clio is an extremely tempting used buy. We explain what to look for
11 Apr 2022
Renault Mégane RS (2017-2022) review – the last stand for an iconic moniker
Megane RS Trophy 2022 – nose driving
In-depth reviews

Renault Mégane RS (2017-2022) review – the last stand for an iconic moniker

The current Renault Mégane RS might only just be clinging to life, but in recently updated form it’s a better all-round hot hatch than ever
5 Apr 2022
Renault Clio RS16 – Dead on arrival
Renault Clio RS16
Features

Renault Clio RS16 – Dead on arrival

With 271bhp, a manual gearbox and a weaponised chassis, this ‘SuperClio’ could have restored the Renault Sport Clio’s reputation, but instead it had t…
31 Mar 2022
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric revealed – new-generation electric car of the French variety
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric - front quarter
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Renault Megane E-Tech Electric revealed – new-generation electric car of the French variety

Renault’s stylish new EV signals the birth of a new type of Megane, but the end of the Megane RS as we know it
6 Sep 2021
Renault Megane RS 300 2021 review – less is more with this GTI rival
2021 Renault Megane RS300 DCT - cornering
Reviews

Renault Megane RS 300 2021 review – less is more with this GTI rival

The new Renault Megane RS shines in its lesser trim, with a fluidity and poise that makes for a fantastic road-biased hot hatchback
29 Jan 2021
Renaultsport Clio V6 body kit - Art of Speed
Renaultsport Clio V6 body kit
Features

Renaultsport Clio V6 body kit - Art of Speed

The Renaultsport Clio V6 is a hot hatch like no other, and we explore details of its extraordinary body kit
24 Nov 2020
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Renault Megane RS Trophy-R (2019-2020) review - is Renault's record breaker worth its price tag?
Renault Megane RS Trophy-R
Reviews

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R (2019-2020) review - is Renault's record breaker worth its price tag?

The Trophy R is arguably the most focused, and extreme hot hatch ever made, albeit at a eye-wateringly high price.
17 Nov 2020
Manual transmission dropped on updated Renault Mégane RS
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Manual transmission dropped on updated Renault Mégane RS

The facelifted Renault Mégane RS is now available for order, but it has lost the six-speed manual in favour of a dual-clutch auto
2 Oct 2020
Renault 5 GT Turbo – review, history, prices and specs
Renault 5
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Renault 5 GT Turbo – review, history, prices and specs

Not as wild and bonkers as the mid-engined Turbo, the Renault 5 GT Turbo was still a rather fine hot hatch
1 Apr 2020
Renault Megane RS sport chassis (2017-2020) review – forget the Trophy, basic is best with the Megane RS
Renault Megane RS 280 Sport
Reviews

Renault Megane RS sport chassis (2017-2020) review – forget the Trophy, basic is best with the Megane RS

With a softer set-up than the Trophy and Cup, Renault Sport’s basic Megane could be the pick of the range
22 Jan 2020
Renault Megane RS Trophy (2019-2020) review – is this Renault Sport’s redemption?
Renault Megane RS300 side
Reviews

Renault Megane RS Trophy (2019-2020) review – is this Renault Sport’s redemption?

Ostensibly a brilliant hot hatchback, but tough and versatile rivals still prove too much for the latest Mégane RS
22 Jan 2020
Renault Megane RS cup chassis (2018-2020) review – sharp, even when you don't want it to be
Sliding Cup
Reviews

Renault Megane RS cup chassis (2018-2020) review – sharp, even when you don't want it to be

It's fast, grippy and genuinely involving, but it's not the best Renault Sport Megane you can buy...
22 Jan 2020
'The new Trophy-R deserves to be celebrated, however much it costs'
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Opinion

'The new Trophy-R deserves to be celebrated, however much it costs'

Why am I smitten? Because it's a car conceived and created by engineers and racers 
28 Nov 2019
All-electric Renault Zoe RS to replace Clio RS?
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All-electric Renault Zoe RS to replace Clio RS?

Renault bosses reveal that a hot variant of the all-electric Zoe could be on the way to replace the Clio RS
11 Oct 2019
Why the old Reims Grand Prix circuit is still an essential visit
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Why the old Reims Grand Prix circuit is still an essential visit

Predictable it may be, but there’s a magic to Reims-Gueux that few other places offer
12 Aug 2019
Renault Megane RS Trophy-R - full details and specs
Renault Megane RS Trophy - front quarter
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Renault Megane RS Trophy-R - full details and specs

Specified to its upper limits, the Megane RS Trophy-R is a £72,140 hatchback
31 Jul 2019
Renault Turbo history on show at Rétromobile
1979 Renault RS 10
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Renault Turbo history on show at Rétromobile

French firm’s ode to boost celebrates 40 years since its first, turbocharged F1 victory
5 Feb 2019
All-new 2019 Renault Clio revealed
Renault Clio exterior - front
News

All-new 2019 Renault Clio revealed

The crucial new Renault Clio has been revealed before Geneva debut next month
29 Jan 2019