Renault Sport F1 - Engine Test
Throughout its history, Renault has incorporated motorsport into its global
marketing and technical development strategy. The sport has proven to be an
effective testing ground for road car products, with
innovative track solutions for downsizing, reliability and electric
technology filtered through to the consumer ranges. With a powerful image
and prestige value, motorsport, especially Formula 1, has also strengthened
the brand in traditional markets while increasing visibility in emerging
Renault Sport F1 is the sporting division created by Renault to represent
its interests in the FIA Formula One World Championship and is tasked with
designing and building optimised engines that can be fully integrated into
a chassis package created by RSF1's carefully selected partner teams.
Present in the sport since 1977, Renault has won 11 Constructors' World
Titles and ten Drivers' World Titles in the championship, plus more than
200 pole positions and 150 wins.
The current power plant, the RS27, is a 750bhp V8 engine, in use since
2007. Identical units are supplied to four partner teams; triple world
champions Red Bull Racing; Lotus F1 Team, double world champions in 2005
and 2006 when racing as the Renault F1 Team; Caterham F1 Team and Williams
F1 Team. In 2012, this quartet scored nine wins and a total of 839 points,
with Red Bull Racing securing the double of the Drivers' and Constructors'
The main thrust of RSF1's work takes place at Viry-Châtillon, France,
which has traditionally been the technical hub of Renault's F1 activities.
RENAULT'S F1 HISTORY
Renault has competed in Grand Prix racing for over 35 years and has enjoyed
success as both an engine supplier and constructor.
The journey started when Amédée Gordini, who had created Grand Prix cars
under his own name, was recruited to design high performance cars for
The Dauphine Gordini appeared in 1957 and it was followed by further high
performance cars including the R8 Gordini and the R12 and R17. Gordini also
took the Renault name to Le Mans.
Gordini's facilities in Paris proved to be too small for the ambitious
project, so a new building outside the city was sought. The ideal location
was found at Viry-Châtillon, on the edge of the A6 motorway leading from
Paris to the south of France. The Gordini facility was inaugurated on 6
February 1969 and it was to be the launch pad for motor sport success over
the following decades.
The initial focus was on a new 2-litre V6 engine, which was officially
launched in January 1973. The engine soon proved to be competitive in the
prestigious European 2-litre sportscar series. That was followed by a move
into the FIA World Sportscar Championship with a turbocharged version of the engine. Gerard
Larrousse and Jean-Pierre Jabouille duly scored a historic first WSC win
for the marque at Mugello in 1975.
Renault Sport was founded in 1976. That year saw the birth of a parallel
single-seater programme with the V6 engine in European F2. Jean-Pierre
Jabouille won the F2 title in 1976, and Rene Arnoux repeated the success
the following year. Patrick Tambay and Didier Pironi also won races with
the Renault engine.
In sportscars the turbocharged Renaults
proved to be incredibly fast, securing a string of poles and fastest laps,
but bad luck robbed the team of good results. The main goal was of course
the Le Mans 24 Hours. Jabouille took pole in both 1976 and '77, but success
eluded the works team, although a Renault-engined Mirage took second place
in the latter year.
Everything came together in 1978 when Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
scored a historic victory, with another Renault coming home fourth. With Le
Mans success finally secured, Renault could now focus on its other goal --
The option to run a turbocharged engine
had been in the rules for many years, but nobody had dared to pursue it
until Renault. It had quietly begun track testing with a 1.5-litre version
of the turbo engine in 1976, and a short
programme of races was scheduled for the following year.
Sincronización Motor Nissan Platina, Aprio - Renault Clío, Kangoo y Sandero
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Pasos para la sincronización del motor K4M, 1.6 lts, 16 val. DOHC
Distribición del motor que tienen los autos Nissan Platina, Aprio. Renault
Clío, Kangoo y Sandero.
Varex Exhaust on an R33 GTS Skyline.
7" cannon Varex muffler with 4.5" tip and 2.5" catback on a non turbo R33 Skyline.
For those that don't know the Varex muffler is designed so that when open
it gives off the full, loud volume you'd expect from a cannon. When closed
however, it is quieter than a stock Excel, I am not exaggerating. It is
controlled by a remote control that I had on my keyring.
Another thing to note is that the camera I used to film this is an $80 POS
with the worlds worse microphone, it is also directly in front of the Exhaust pipe. This means the sound you
hear is nothing like what it sounds like in real life. In real life the car
had a nice, typical RB25 note, was a little drony at 100kph, but this was
easily fixed by closing the muffler.
The point? Loud cars are great, but not all the time. With this muffler you
can quieten it when you pull into your house at 3am so as not to piss the
neighbours or your family off. You can close it as soon as you see cops, so
they're less likely to EPA you. Hell, I was late to an outdoor wedding
recently and thankfully didn't have to disturb the wedding with my
obnoxiously loud Exhaust when I pulled
BMW M3 vs Clio RS vs Audi S3
BMW M3 E46 (343 HP, stock)
Renault Clio Sport (220HP, ~970 kg, VIPEC SA, cams, HC pistons, ITB, full
Audi S3 8P (330 HP, Milltek Exhaust,
autotech fuel pump, K&N panel filter, FMIC, RSR chip)
driver + camera man
New Renault Clio review 2013
Read more about the Renault Clio
The supermini segment has always housed interestingly designed vehicles.
The new Renault Clio supermini is a perfect example of how this trend is
The new Clio combines Renault's chic new design language with the snug feel
of a supermini, ultimately creating the perfect competitor for the new
breed of Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.
But as with most superminis, the new Renault Clio will have to prove it can
handle each and every aspect of supermini competition - from practicality
Watch our latest Renault Clio review as we take it for a test drive to see
what it can do.
Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo vs Toyota GT86 - autocar.co.uk
The Renault Clio RS 200 is one of the most eagerly-awaited hot hatches, but
how does it compare to the Toyota GT86?
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The all-new Renaultsport Clio RS 200 is a radical departure. Gone is the
free-breathing 2.0-litre and manual 'box, replaced by a 1.6-litre turbo with a six-speed paddle-shift and an all-new
chassis. It's something of a techno-fest to the point you can even choose
how the engine sounds. So, how would it fare against the very honest and
rear-wheel drive Toyota GT86? Steve Sutcliffe drove them back-to-back at
the Clio's launch.
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