Renault Captur - Which? first drive
http://whi.ch/renaultcaptur This is a new kind of car for Renault. It's based on the Clio, but has chunkier styling, extra ground clearance and more interior space.
The Captur (pronounced 'Capture') taps into the trend for supermini-sized SUVs -- a market defined by the bug-eyed Nissan Juke, which defied expectations to become a huge sales hit.
Renault has also drawn inspiration from Mini, offering a wide range of 'personalisation' options -- from bonnet stripes to air vent sleeves. Despite appearances, though, the Captur isn't available with four-wheel drive.
The engine line-up at launch comprises 90bhp 0.9-litre petrol, 120bhp 1.2 petrol and 90bhp 1.5 diesel. The more powerful petrol engine comes with a twin-clutch automatic gearbox, which is optional on the diesel from summer 2013.
Captur prices start from £12,495 for the entry-level 0.9 petrol, up to £18,895 for a fully-loaded diesel auto.
1998 Renault Clio 1.4 RT selling on ebay
This is my great little 1.4 Clio RT. I bought a bigger car for work and this has to go now. I have really enjoyed owning it. This video is of the actual car that is for sale.
Renault Clio Maxi Kit Car avec Jean Ragnotti - with pure engine sounds
This is a official video of Jean Ragnotti with his Renault Clio Maxi Kit car.
The rally cars that produced the most memorable sounds of the late 1990s were definitely the notorius little hornets called the kit cars. Fast, nimble and light - no wonder the WRC class took a beating when these FWD bad boys were hammered to the limit on dry tarmac with top asphalt aces behind the wheel.
This compilation features the best bits of the Kit Car's Rally Championship.
Drive about - Renault Clio 1.4 RT
Car is a 1996 Renault Clio 1.4 RT (1390cc) 5 speed manual. I didn't think there were enough 1.4 RT videos about so I just taped a camera where I could and made a small recording. Car has done about 122'000 miles and I have had it since around 100'000 miles. Most comfortable seats I have ever sat in.
In this video it is mainly a potter around my local area but luckily a truck covered up the road forcing a few roadusers to stop allowing me to demonstrate a 0-50. (60 would have been too far over the limit for my liking). A bit of wheel spin on the jump in the wet. Mark the 50mph point just as I shift into third as second takes me 50.
Not much places you can do a 0-60 around here because of traffic, speed limits and cops. Feel free to ask any questions.