Around the Tracks: Clio V6, Ford talks autonomy, huge drag race


When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.

Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.

Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?

The Mid-Engine 2001 Renault Clio V6 Is Just As Unreal As You Imagine – William Clavey, Jalopnik

It’s hard to find cars that live up to their hype as much as the Clio V6. I came in expecting a caricature version of a sports car, and that’s exactly what I got.

And now we want a Clio V6…

Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO, Sherif Makaby – Nilay Patel, The Vergecast 

Autonomy is the topic on everyone’s lips at the moment, and Ford has been bold in claiming it’ll have a Level 4 autonomous vehicle ready by 2021. Here, the president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles talks about the challenges related to getting autonomous vehicles ready, and the business of self-driving cars.

Have a listen

The Cars That Sold Like Hotcakes and Ended Up Crippling Their Brands – Jack Baruth, RoadTrack

Let’s take a serious moment instead to consider whether a hot-selling car can do long-term damage to the company that builds it. I’m going to respond in the affirmative. First I’ll give you historical examples, then I’ll talk about a few cars that I think are doing that kind of damage right now in 2018.

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