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This Couple Got Engaged While Driving F1 Cars In France 21
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, renault, Renault Videos, video on 11 21st, 2017


There are certain memorable moments in our lives that stick with us forever. Getting engaged would be one of them, for most who’ve had the privilege. Driving a Formula One racing car would surely be another. This couple got to do both, all at the same time.

Our story stars when Matthew Creed, a workshop controller from Kent, England, test-drove a Renault Clio RS at a dealership in Maidstone back in August, and was automatically entered in a contest. The prize: a chance to drive one of Renault’s F1 cars.

Creed won the competition, earning him two tickets to the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France for the opportunity. He took his girlfriend Hayley Melen along for the trip, and popped the big question while they were there.

That’d be enough to make for a day to remember for both of them, but they also got to learn the circuit – set to host the French Grand Prix next year – in a Formula Renault 2.0 racer before sliding in behind the wheel of the 800-horsepower F1 car, which to our eyes looks like the E20 that the Lotus-Renault team ran back in 2012 (albeit repainted to reflect the team’s current livery).

Oh, and she said yes, by the way: “The whole day was just perfect from start to finish. Hayley and I have always shared a passion for racing and Renault, and enjoy regular track days together in my Clio R.S. 200,” said Matthew. “She has always been so supportive of my dreams and I knew it was the perfect moment for her to make me the luckiest man in the world, and she agreed to become my wife. It is a moment we will treasure for the rest of our lives.”

“Without a doubt it was the best day of my life. I didn’t think that extraordinary things really happened to ordinary people,” added Hayley. “We have both had a soft spot for Renault since we have been together, and alongside our passion for F1, it was just the perfect moment.”

Now we can’t wait to see what their wedding will be like.

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Autonomous Renault Prototype Performs As Well As Human Drivers On An Obstacle Course 7
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, renault, Renault Videos, Renault Zoe, video on 11 7th, 2017


Group Renault has developed an autonomous driving prototype that has an “obstacle avoidance capability as good as professional test drivers.”

Dubbed Callie, the prototype is based on a Renault Zoe and it has been taught by some of the company’s best test drivers. As the human drivers complete the course at ever increasing speeds, Callie learns how the drivers respond to obstacles and then mimics them. Thanks to this learning process, the prototype can perform just as good as human drivers on the obstacle course.

Renault says this is an industry first and is an “important next step in using autonomous driving to improve vehicle safety.” The avoidance technology could be useful in a number of situations including when a vehicle in front of the car suddenly stops and the only way to avoid a collision would be to swerve into an adjacent lane.

Groupe Renault intends to become one of the first automakers to offer “Mind off” technology on mainstream vehicles and the company has plans to launch more than 15 Renault models with different levels of autonomous driving capabilities by 2022.

According to Simon Hougard, the director of Renault Open Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley, “At Groupe Renault, we are focused on being an innovation leader in products, technology and design. Our innovation efforts aim at developing advanced autonomous driving technologies that consumers can trust will create a safer, more comfortable journey.”

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YouTuber Drives Renault-Powered F1 Car At Circuit Paul Ricard 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Infiniti, renault, Renault Videos, video on 11 1st, 2017


It's not everyday that somebody who's not a professional race car driver or some type of celebrity gets to drive one of the quickest man-made road going vehicles ever built.
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2018 Renault Megane RS Wants To Be The New FWD ‘Ring King 29
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Nurburgring, renault, Renault Megane, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video on 10 29th, 2017


The new generation Renault Megane RS was spotted lapping the Nurburgring, likely trying to set a new record for front-wheel drive production cars.
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New Renault Megane RS Falls Into The Hands Of Three Masters Of Cornering 15
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in commercials, new cars, renault, Renault Megane, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video on 09 15th, 2017


Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, Freeride Mountain Biker Sam Pilgrim, and Vice World Champion 2016 of Big Waves Surf, Justine Dupont, took turns driving the new Megane RS.
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New Renault Koleos Review Crowns It Superior To The X-Trail 10
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in diesel, renault, Renault Koleos, Renault Videos, reviews, UK, video on 09 10th, 2017


In a highly competitive market, Renault's new Koleos SUV manages to separate itself from some of its rivals simply by being decent at everything it does.
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Front-Drive Super-Hatches: VW Golf GTI Clubsport S vs Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R 9
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in renault, Renault Megane, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video, VW, VW Golf GTI, VW Videos on 09 9th, 2017


Hot hatches don’t come much more capable than these two: the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S versus the 2014 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R.
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Nico Hulkenberg Takes New Renault Megane R.S. For A Spin Before Sep.12 Reveal 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, renault, Renault Megane, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video on 09 8th, 2017


With Frankfurt Motor Show and its myriad debuts approaching fast, Renault reminds us with yet another teaser that they will also be there with the new Megane R.S.
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Renault Megane RS R26 Driver Totally Misjudges This Sequence 5
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Nurburgring, Offbeat News, renault, Renault Megane, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video on 09 5th, 2017


Conquering a track such as the Nurburgring usually means being familiar with all its corners and how fast, or slow, you need to go.
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Renault Tackles The Future Of Mobility With New Symbioz Concept 4
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, renault, Renault Concepts, Renault Videos, video on 09 4th, 2017


Renault has released the first teaser that previews an entirely new concept car, called the Symbioz, which will celebrate its premiere in Frankfurt, next week.
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Renault Sandero RS Racing Spirit Looks Cool On The Track 25
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Argentina, commercials, new cars, renault, Renault Sandero, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video on 08 25th, 2017


While the Dacia Sandero is being sold on the Old Continent with more focus on pricing than performance, Renault has a hot hatch version of the car available in certain South American markets.
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Renault’s Mad Zoe E-Sport Is A 460hp Pocket Rocket That Begs For Production 5
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, renault, Renault Concepts, Renault Videos, Renault Zoe, video on 08 5th, 2017


Hardcore petrolheads tend to hate electric vehicles, but most of them would change their minds if car makers started making cars like this: the Renault Zoe E-Sport Concept.
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Renault Megane RS Caught Undergoing Testing In Europe 4
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in renault, Renault Megane, Renault Scoops, Renault Videos, Scoops, video on 08 4th, 2017


The 2018 Renault Megane RS has been caught on video ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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This Is How Renault Promotes The Duster Oroch Pickup In Argentina 29
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in commercials, renault, Renault Duster, Renault Videos, South America, video on 07 29th, 2017


Dacia's parent company, Renault, has a special version of the Duster that they sell in South America – the Oroch pickup truck.
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Yes, As It Turns Out A 79-Year-Old Woman Can Drive An F1 Car 13
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, Motorsport, racing, renault, Renault Videos, video on 07 13th, 2017


Modern F1 cars are so difficult, so physically grueling to handle, they say, that you need to be in peak physical condition to actually drive one. So could a 79-year-old lady manage the task?
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