RADICAL, REITER, RENAULT, RENNTECH, RILEY, RINSPEED, RMR, ROLLS-ROYCE, ROUSH, ROVER, RUF, RACING DYNAMICS, RADFORD, RE AMEMIYA, REDLINE, RENÉ BONNET, REVENGE, REYARD, REYNARD, RICKENBAKER, RK COLLECTION, RLR, ROEWE, RONART, RONN MOTOR, ROOCK, ROOS, ROSSI, ROSSION, ROYAL EXCELLENCE, RSR, RTR, ROMETSCH, RUSSO-BALTIQUE, RUXTON, REZVANI, RAM, RIMAC, RANZ
Radical Sportscars is a British manufacturer and constructor of racing cars. Radical produce a mix of purpose built race cars which can also be converted into road legal sports cars in certain countries in varying specifications. Their most popular race car was the Radical SR3 which was used to compete in international racing events and their most popular line of road legal sports cars is the RXC which is legal in most countries. The first RXC was unveiled at the 2013 Autosport International auto show and since then it has been available in various configurations.
Reiter Engineering is a German racing team founded in 1994. It specializes in building GT3 race cars based on Lamborghini cars which they used for racing or sell them to other teams for various uses. The company started with the Diablo GT which was an attempt by Reiter to bring Lamborghini’s motorsport presence on the international stage. Since then, the company has been the main constructor of Lamborghini race cars and have built and sold several different racing variants of Lamborghini models.
With origins that traces from 120 years ago, Renault is one of the largest automakers in the world by production volume. The company is currently part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, making it the world’s largest seller of light vehicles. Renault has produced a great number of vehicles since its inception in 1899. Their products include automobiles, concept cars, electric cars, vans, trucks, tractors, tanks, buses, coaches, autorail vehicles, and aircraft engines. The company is also heavily invested in the motorsport industry under Renault Sport and currently backs the Formula Renault, an entry-level formula racing series.
Renntech is an American automotive company known for their work on performance modifications for Mercedes-AMG cars. The company was established by Hartmut Feyhl in 1989. Over the years, Renntech continues to develop high-performance products for virtually all Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles and more recently, the company started offering products for other marques such as Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen vehicles. Aside from manufacturing high-performance products, Feyhl and his company are a prominent Mercedes-Benz specialist. High performance Mercedes-Benz cars developed by the company was featured in several automotive magazines.
Riley Motor was a British manufacturer of automobiles manufactured by British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC). The marque traces its origins from the Riley Cycle Company which was established in 1890 as a motorcar and bicycle manufacturer. The company went on to produce a number of sports saloons and coupe from the 1920s to the 1930s under a new company name Riley (Coventry) Limited. By 1952, BLMC acquired Riley and started producing cars under the Riley brand name such as the Riley Two-Point-Six, Riley One-Point-Five, and Riley 4.
Established in 1979 by Frank Rinderknecht, Rinspeed is a Swiss automobile manufacturer and tuning designer. The company specializes in restoring classic and vintage cars. They also offer tuning and modification services for Porsche and Subaru cars. Rinspeed, however, is more renowned for their exotic concept cars and special vehicles which they designed and developed on their own. They often introduce these cars at the Geneva Motor and other international car shows each year.
Rhys Millen Racing or RMR is an American automotive tuning and parts shop that is famous for modifying Hyundai cars as well as rally and drift cars. The company gained a reputation for their work on several Hyundai cars which includes RMR Genesis Coupe, RMR Signature Edition Equus, and RMR Veloster Rallycross.
Rolls-Royce was a British luxury car and an aero-engine manufacturer founded in 1904 by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. After Charles Rolls and Henry Royce agreed on a partnership to form the Rolls-Royce, the company has produced a number of successful luxury cars with the Rolls-Royce 10 hp being the first car produced by the company. Soon after that, Rolls-Royce quickly gained a reputation for their use of superior engineering for manufacturing the best cars in the world at that time. The company also diversified into developing manufacturing aero-engines during the First World War with tremendous success. In 1987, the Rolls-Royce brand was only second to Coca Cola as the most popular brand in the world.
Roush Performance is an American automotive company that focuses on engineering, developing, and manufacturing of high-performance parts for both street and competitive racing applications. Roush primarily develops and produces aftermarket performance parts for Ford cars and trucks, mainly the Ford Mustang, Ford Focus, and the Ford F-150 light-duty pickup. The also develops special model vehicles such as Roush Mustang P-51a, Roush Mustang 427R Trak Pak, and Roush G6 Signature Edition which are sold in select Ford dealerships.
Rover is a British automotive marque that existed for over a century, from 1904 to 2005. The first car to bear the marque was the Rover Eight, a small single-cylinder eight-horsepower 1327 cc car made by Rover Company Limited. Since then, a great number of cars were produced under the Rover name. The Rover brand is known for lasting reputation for quality and performance such as the Land Rover in 1948 which ultimately led to the development of Range Rover in the late 1970s, and became the most successful and profitable product under the brand name.
Established in 1939 in Pfaffenhausen, Germany as “Auto Ruf” by Alois Ruf, Ruf Automobile has become one of the renowned German car manufacturers and car tuners in the world. The company designs and develops their own cars out of unmarked Porsche chassis. Ruf cars such as the Ruf CTR (which broke the record for the fastest production car in the world with 211 mph top speed) was built from the ground up as completely new cars, using the bare chassis, and assembled using Ruf-made parts and materials. Because of this, the company has been considered as the largest and most renowned to develop Porsche performance enhancements.
Racing Dynamics is an American tuner and manufacturer of performance parts and styling accessories for BMW, MINI, and Porsche automobiles. Over the years, the company has gone on to produce a number of tuning packages for BMW, MINI, and Porsche cars such as the Racing Dynamics Z8 R50S.
Harold Radford (Coachbuilders) Limited was a bespoke coachbuilding company established in the late 1940s. The coachbuilding company began as a manufacturer of car bodies for Bentley which are designed to suit the rural lifestyle of landed gentries at that time. The company, however, found tremendous success after they produced the Radford Mini De Ville from 1963 to 1965.
RE Amemiya is an automotive tuning company from Tomisato, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It was founded by Isami Amemiya in 1974. The company has made a name for itself as one of the premier tuners of rotary engines in the motorsports industry.
Automobiles René Bonnet was a French automobile maker. The company produced light front-wheel drive and mid-engined sports cars with very aerodynamic fiberglass bodies mainly powered by enhanced Renault engines. Its cars participated in the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1962, 1963, and 1964.
Revenge Designs is an American engineering and tuning company based in Indiana, US. Revenge Designs was notable for their Revenge Verde Supercar which they unveiled to the public at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. The company has planned to build 3,000 Verde supercars with each one costing around $190,000.
Reynard Motorsport was at one time one of the largest racing car manufacturers in the world. The company built successful race cars that were used to compete in Formula Ford 1600, Formula Ford 2000, Formula Vauxhall Lotus, Formula Three, Formula 3000 and IndyCar. Reynard Motorsport, however, went into bankruptcy in 2002. Now, the company is trying to revive its former glory by introducing the 2009 Reynard Inverter which is the company’s first road legal car.
Rimac Automobili is a Croatian car manufacturer that produces electric sports cars, drivetrains, and battery systems. It was established by Mate Rimac in 2009 and aims to develop sports cars for the 21st century. The company is famous for their high-performance all-electric sports car like the Rimac Concept One which they unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Concept One is the fastest production electric vehicle in the world. In 2018, the company unveiled the successor to the Concept One which they named the Rimac C Two.
Ranz is an automotive marque owned by Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor. It was launched in 2013 and focuses on designing and developing cheap electric cars. The company unveiled their first concept car which they called Ranz EV, an all-electric sedan based on Toyota Corolla.
Rickenbacker Motor Company was a US automobile manufacturer located in Detroit, Michigan, from 1922 until 1927. The company was established by Eddie Rickenbacker and produced a number of sporting coupés, touring cars, sedans, and roadsters such as Rickenbaker Super Sport and Vertical Eight Super Fine.
RK Motors is an American car collection and dealership established by Rob Kauffman. It is also one of the country’s premier restorer, re-seller and provider of classic, muscle and high-performance cars. The company has a vast list of classic cars, American muscle cars, vintage cars, high-performance cars, exotic cars, race cars, classic trucks, motorcycles, collector cars, street rods, sports cars, and imported cars that are for sale. Aside from a car dealership, the company also builds concept and prototype cars such as the 2010 RK Collection Camry NASCAR Edition.
Richard Lloyd Racing or simply RLR was a British auto racing team that was active from 1977 to 1990. The team was known for their extensive modifications on Porsche 956s and 962Cs to overcome some of the weaknesses of the original Porsche design and construction. As a result, all the cars that the team worked on were able to outperform their original counterparts. All cars were named GTi such as the 1987 RLR 962C GTi and were noted for the use of exotic materials and innovative design elements that would later be adopted by Porsche and other manufacturers.
Roewe is a vehicle marque created by the Chinese automaker SAIC Motor in 2006. SAIC was unable to purchase the rights to the Rover brand name so they created the Roewe marque as a replacement. Vehicles manufactured under the Roewe name were based on the technology acquired by SAIC from the defunct British carmaker. Currently, the brand is one of the largest in China and exports vehicles under the MG name to different countries.
Ronart Cars is a British sports car manufacturer and constructor of unique and bespoke sports racing cars. It was established by Rona and Arthur Wolstenholme in 1984. The company designs and manufactures sports and racing cars for both road legal and track day use with unique designs from open wheel racing cars to modern day sports cars. Ronart Cars currently designs and produces the Ronart W152 and the Ronart Lightning.
Ronn Motor Group (formerly Ronn Motor Company) is an American automaker based in Arizona, USA. The company was established in 2007 by Ronn Maxwell after coming up with an idea for a high-performance sports car. This led to the development of the Ronn Scorpion which they unveiled at the Top Marques Monaco in 2009.
Roock Autosport is a tuning company established by Fabian Roock in 2009. The company specializes in water-cooling Porsche cars such as the Roock RST 530 and Porsche RST 650. The Porsche RST 650 was a custom Porsche 911 which features a modified engine that produces 650 hp at 6560 RPM and 620 lb.-ft of torque at 4960 RPM, making the car one of the world’s fastest supercars at the time.
Roos Engineering is a Swiss engineering and tuning company established by Beat Roos in 1975. The company is known for its long history with Aston Martin cars for which they specialize in. Roos Engineering is known for their work on the Roos V8 Vantage V600 Shooting Brake in 1999, which was considered to be the fastest and strongest estate car of the world at that time.
Rezvani Motors is an American automotive designer and manufacturer of high-performance supercars based in Irvine, California. The company currently produces their main product and first model which is the Rezvani Beast, a supercar based on the Ariel Atom. In 2017, the company also unveiled the Rezvani TANK, an extreme utility vehicle which was designed to be a military style truck for the road.
Rossi Motor Company is an American coachbuilder based in Irvine, California. The company is notable for the 2010 Rossi SixtySix which is based on the new C6 Corvette. The design of the car was inspired by theStingrays of the 1960’s.
Rossion Automotive is an American automaker known for developing and producing the Rossion Q1. The Rossion Q1 is a mid-engined sports car based on the Noble M400. It features a Ford Duratec V6 engine which produces up to 508 bhp and a total carbon-kevlar body.
Royal Excellence is a German tuning company that specializes in Aston Martin cars. The company is most notable for the 2004 Royal Excellence V12 Vanquish, a highly engineered and modified version of the standard Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.
Rocketsports Racing was an American motor racing team based in Michigan, USA. The team was notable for their GT2 program which plans to build high-performance race cars to be used on American Le Mans Series. RSR teamed up with Jaguar to develop race cars based on the American Le Mans Series which led to the development of the 2010 RSR XKR GT2.
RTR Vehicles is an American automotive company founded in 2009 by Vaughn Gittin Jr. The company focuses in designing, developing, and manufacturing OEM+ performance vehicle packages for Ford’s product line. RTR also manufactures performance packages for Ford vehicles such as the 2013 RTR Mustang GT Coupe 5.0. The RTR stands for “Ready to Rock!”.
Karosserie Friedrich Rometsch or simply Rometsch is a German metallurgical-coachbuilding company based in Berlin-Halensee, manufactured, modified, and repaired coaches, trailers, bodies and chassis. Established in 1924 by Friedrich Rometsch, the company was notable for their Beeskow and Lawrance series of cars in the 1950s which were both based on the Volkswagen Beetle.
Russo-Baltique was one of the first Russian companies that produced vehicles and aircraft between 1909 and 1923. From 1909 to 1923, the company has produced trucks, buses and cars, that are based on the vehicles from other automakers at that time. In 2006, the Russo-Baltique was revived by a group of investors who introduced a luxury concept car named Russo-Baltique Impression at the 2006 Concours d’Elegance.
Ruxton was an automobile marque produced by New Era Motors Company from 1929 to 1933. The Ruxton automobile was a front-wheel-drive car designed by William Muller. About 100 Ruxtons were believed to be produced throughout its production run.
Ram Trucks or RAM, is an American brand of light to mid-weight commercial vehicles owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It was spin off from Dodge’s line of pickups, Dodge Ram, which are now sold under the Ram banner. Today, the brand is focused on delivering trucks to real truck customers rather than casual truck buyers who buy trucks for image or style.