Inventors

Louis Renault

Louis Renault was born in 1877, in Paris, France. He was the fourth of six children of Alfred and Berthe Renault. Their father Alfred was a successful button manufacturer and fabric merchant. Louis Renault was fascinated by engineering and mechanics from an early age. At the family’s country home in Billancourt, outside Paris, he converted its garden shed into his first workshop.

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Sports Cars

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt with a special anniversary model based on the 911 Carrera S. Like the original 911, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition is a coupé with a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive.

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Sports Cars

Corvette Stingray’s LT1 delivers 460 horsepower

The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s all-new LT1 6.2-litre V8 engine is SAE-certified at 460 horsepower (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) at 4,600 rpm, with the available performance exhaust system. With the standard exhaust, the numbers are 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm). They are the highest standard power ratings ever for the Corvette, delivered with efficiency that is expected to exceed 26 mpg on the highway.

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Road Test

Road Test: 2014 BMW 320i Gran Turismo

If the new BMW 3 Series feels too small but the 5 Series is too big, there is no need to worry anymore. No there is a completely new BMW model to fill your needs. The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is the third model variant in the new BMW 3 Series, and it is notably larger than its sister models, the 3 Series Sedan and Touring. With the total length of 4,824 millimetres, it is 200 mm longer than the 3 Series Touring.

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Sports Cars

Porsche 918 Spyder’s hybrid drivetrain

The Porsche 918 Spyder’s hybrid drivetrain combines maximum performance with minimum consumption. Drivers can experience no-compromise driving dynamics thanks to the unique all-wheel drive concept with a combination of combustion engine and electric motor on the rear axle and the second electric motor on the front axle.

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