How Formula One's Amazing New Hybrid Turbo Engine Works

A 1.6-liter V6 turbo revving at 15,000 rpm with unlimited boost that turns small drops of fuel into 600 horsepower aided by an electrical system that pumps out another 160 electron-charged horses. This is the pinnacle of engine development. » 1/22/14 9:59am 1/22/14 9:59am

Why DRM in Cars Is Going to Drive Everyone Mad

Forget extra cup holders or power windows: the new Renault Zoe comes with a "feature" that absolutely nobody wants. Instead of selling consumers a complete car that they can use, repair, and upgrade as they see fit, Renault has opted to lock purchasers into a rental contract with a battery manufacturer and enforce that… » 11/14/13 7:00am 11/14/13 7:00am

Renault Dashboard Gadget Holder that Actually Works

Everyone has seen those little sticky/grip pads for a car, but those things work as well as an ice cream sandwich in hell. This dashboard tray can definitely hold your gadgets regardless of how reckless your driving is. Renault calls it the "Grass Mat" dashboard, and this mat is actually integrated into their vehicles.… » 3/13/07 8:15pm 3/13/07 8:15pm

$36,000 Formula 1 Chess Set

Formula 1 auto racing may not be as popular here in the U.S. as, say, Nascar, but that shouldn't exclude us from enjoying this attractive chess set made of old Renault parts. Priced at a reasonable $36,511, this chess set uses every part of the car, just how we were taught that Native Americans used every part of the… » 7/20/06 3:54pm 7/20/06 3:54pm