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#1

Rennen Automotive was founded in 1950 by Martin Rennen in Queens, New York, by Martin Rennen as a producer of racing engines.
Originally, 2-liter Flat-6 engines were made, many of which made their way to Mille MIglia, propelling some of the most successful cars at the race. Martin’s true dream, however, was the produce sports cars for the people. With the end of the Mille Miglia, Rennen consolidated their money in order to produce their first machine, the Rennen Angeles, in 1964, despite nearing bankruptcy due to a lack of income. The original Angeles was a sleek 4-door sports saloon that appealed to a large audience; stylish and fast, it quickly solidified Rennen in the sports automobile market, with over 4000 units sold in the first year. It was praised for it’s light handling characteristics and smooth, powerful, and efficient flat-6. A more powerful, larger flat-6 would be used in the 1967 Rennen Kusanagi - Rennen’s second model. 5 years later, in 1972, there was a major revamp to the Angeles which turned it into a 2-door coupe and 4-door saloon while staying true to the soul of the original sports car. This new Angeles would introduce Rennen to the luxury car market.


Some of the most difficult times for the American car industry occured around the early 70s as the fuel crisis had hit America hard. Rennen responded quickly in 1974 using their newfound expertise with the European market through the introduction of the compact Caelum which had an efficient yet balanced flat-4, 5 seats, and semi-independent rear suspension. This innovative new engineering would help the Caelum become a world-seller, which in turn also was highly beneficial to Rennen and allowed the release of the large luxury Valouria Saloon in 1976. As of 1980, Rennen was the 4th largest American car company, and the only successful American luxury car company in Europe and Asia.


The 1980’s sought out a change for Rennen. After the hit of the 1970’s, the 80’s was a breath of fresh air. Technology in Rennen automobiles were being unveiled constantly, and more electronic driver aids meant that the Valouria and others were able to transform into class-leading cars in design, innovation, and driving dynamics. The very first Rennen SUV, the RA-RV (Rennen All-Road Vehicle) was revealed in 1982, featuring all of the power and prowess of other Rennen’s but with the addition of a luxuriously appointed interior and all-terrain capability.


The 1990’s continued this luxury trend, with the ultra-luxury Atrani releasing in 1990 at the Geneva Motor Show. Now available with an all-new 6 Liter V12, the Atrani was the pinnacle of Rennen’s lineup. A year later, the Apophis Coupe was released, combining the luxurious style of the Atrani with the sportiness found in Rennen’s “R” lineup. The Angeles, with the Coupe being popular with tuners for it’s ease of making power, was one of our best selling cars along with the Caelum, accumulating over 150,000 global units in the year 1993. The new 1996 Angeles was named Motor Trend 's COTY, and Rennen remained a consistent visitor at Car and Driver’s 10 Best list. Also in 1996 came the new Kusanagi, which had been halted for 10 years due to prioritizing Rennen as a luxury sports company and development.


Rennen, since it’s small roots in Queens, has sought out to elevate themselves constantly to an even higher quality standard. The Caelum has consistently been more efficient, more fun, and more comfortable. In 2007, the first midsize luxury Rennen SUV was created, and in 2014 the first compact Rennen SUV was born. Today, all of our cars keep the soul made by the “Angel”. They follow the quality and sportiness that is expected of such a company. Our wide lineup will surely satisfy all of your niche desires. Only the most paramount driving experience and superior quality is expected from our lineup. Because when you buy a Rennen, you will be delivered perfection in performance.


Our current lineup

Sedan line
Caelum Luxury Sports Compact (1972+)
Angeles Sports Saloon (1964+)
Valouria Luxury Saloon (1976+)
Atrani Ultimate Luxury Saloon (1990+)

Utility line
Avenio Luxury Compact Crossover (2014+)
Pandion Luxury Crossover (2007+)
Apache Luxury SUV (1992-1997, 2003+)

Sports line
Apophis Sports Grand Tourer (1991+)
Kusanagi Super Car (1967-1986, 1996-2009, 2016+)


#2

New thread? :slight_smile:


#3

Yes. I wanted to make a cleaner, prettier thread for Rennen.


#4

That’s not a bad idea tbh. I’m tempted to do the same for my own company because I honestly can’t be bothered to go back and fix alllllllllllllllllllll the broken tags and images (of which there are a lot).

But I’m a bit worried that if too many people do it the forums will be pretty chaotic. Maybe it’ll all sort itself out.


#5

The pinnacle of performance.
The halo car of our lineup, the Kusanagi is one of the oldest cars in Rennen’s lineup; it is also the fastest. No longer a simple sports car as it used to be, it is now a fully blown super car.


Performance
In the middle of the Kusanagi lays an ultra-high-tech 60-valve 4.0 liter Twin-Turbocharged V12 that produces 722 HP and 581 lb-ft of torque. These figures coupled with a revolutionary AWD system and launch control allow the Kusanagi to rocket from 0-62 MPH in 2.6 seconds and pass the 1/4 mile in 10.14 seconds at 141 MPH. However, where the Kusanagi shines the greatest is in the corners. With razor-sharp cornering and innovative Pushrod suspension, the Kusanagi is able to generate 1.29 G in the corners. Both of these allow the Kusanagi to lap the Top Gear Test Track in 1:11.94, which is one of the fastest times for any production car. Purpose-built Michelin Pilot Super Sports connect the ground to the wheels. However, even then, the Kusanagi still focuses on making the best of the driver, so it is fun to drive, and the steering is tuned by the racing professionals of Rennen for maximum fun. Yet, the Kusanagi remains a controllable beast, utilizing Rennen Active Control (RAC) so that the driver can enjoy the Kusanagi at any time, any place, anywhere. Even with the high-tech that is invested into the Kusanagi, the car still weighs less than 3,300 pounds thanks to a carbon-fiber shell and chassis. Kusanagi provides a driving experience like no other with an engaging, exotic, and most importantly, a distinctively Rennen driving style.



Interior
The interior of the Kusanagi is built to comfort the driver. However, it is also made to lighten the car, with carbon fiber and special windows that lower the weight of the Kusanagi by over 100 pounds. Creature comforts are still standard such as a 9-inch touch screen with standard navigation and a 21 speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system. However, everything is focused to improve the driving experience, and it creates a racing atmosphere without compromising creature comforts. Only the highest quality materials are used, and soft-touch materials line the cabin from top to bottom.



Exterior
The exterior of the Kusanagi is aggressive yet elegant, using abstract shapes and textures to create a single, flowing specimen. The body is made to be angular yet beautiful and organic, much like the sword it was named after. The usage of the classic “angel wing” headlights show the 50 year lineage of Rennen that the Kusanagi represents. Every color available has been specifically tailored to accentuate the sculpted body of the Kusanagi’s lines. The sculpted body is designed to not only be aerodynamic, but also to create levels of downforce that exceeds 330 pounds at 160 MPH. The rear spoiler and front lip made out of carbon fiber are both electronically active to create more stability at high speeds.


***Rennen. Perfection in Performance.***


—Features, Pricing, and Specifications—


Official Color Palette


Colors, in order: Ash Black, Inferno Red, Aluminum Gray, Sydney White, Sunrise Yellow, Deep Racing Green, Ruby Red, Rennen Racing Cerulean, Carbon Black, Sapphire Blue, Titanium Silver, Amber Orange.


#6

I would love to do a review on the Kusanagi! I would really it stock in Inferno Red if I can get it in that colour. :slight_smile:


#8

??? Wat


#9

Just an accident, don’t worry :slight_smile:


#10

The sophisticated and dynamic daily driver.
One of Rennen’s longest-running models, the Caelum is a compact car that will take you anywhere you want to go in style, without losing any of the classic Rennen soul. Now newly refreshed for 2016, there’s even more class involved.


Performance
The Caelum is offered with a variety of powertrains: a turbocharged 1.8L Inline-4 with 202 HP and 190 lb-ft, the more powerful 2.0L Inline-4 with 234 HP and 221 lb-ft, and the extremely robust 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 with 312 HP and 250 lb-ft, all tuned for a blend of power an fuel efficiency. There are 2 transmission options for each model; a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission. Thanks to extensive use of high-strength steel and aluminum, The Caelum is very solid in the corners, and can generate over 1.00 G. Suspension is tuned for maximum fun, and the car stays extremely neutral in cornering. Every model has optional AWD and standard RWD, both which allow for confident yet spirited and fun driving. In AWD models, torque vectoring lets power to be transferred to the 4 wheels all the time whilst being shifted to other wheels when it is needed most. Every engine is built with care and precision, and due to their high quality they are quite high-revving and allow lots of driving freedom while maintaining very good gas mileage.


Interior
Comfort and practicality were also major parts of the development of this car. High-quality materials are used throughout the cabin, and space is created wherever we at Rennen could make it. This forms a roomy atmosphere with soft-touch materials. A Garmin Navigation System is standard on all trims, while all models get a 9-inch touch screen with an Active Dial on the center console. Sirius XM radio is optional on all cars. Each car has an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.


Exterior

The Caelum has 4 variants are available; A 5-Door hatchback, a 3-Door Sportback, a 2-Door coupe and a 4-door sedan. The styling takes cues from all of the Rennen models, with classic “angel wing” headlights and classic rear-wheel drive proportions. Each Caelum has sculpted and scalloped sides with many intricate details that as a whole create a more upscale and sophisticated style. For the past 30 years, the Caelum has won awards and successfully won over America. Now, revised in its 7th generation, it only gets better from here.


***Rennen. Perfection in Performance.***


—Features, Pricing, and Specifications—


Official Color Palette


Colors, in order: Oceania Blue, Dark Sedona Red, Aluminum Gray, Sydney White, Evening Orange, Deep Racing Green, Ash Black, Ruby Red, Forest Dew Green, Carbon Black, Sapphire Blue, Titanium Silver, Bright Sky Blue, Champagne Gold.


#11

The body shape reminds me of a Scion TC for some reason. Great car! :grin:


#12

All the work you’ve put into this is much appreciated! Inspiring stuff. Going to give this sales brochure thing a shot, although my image editing skills are pretty awful compared to your nice work lol


#13

Caelum post has been updated with prettier pictures!


#14

These images are really well done! Mine look like elementary school collage so far, but I’m just learning the first steps :smiley: I’d pull out the “shut up and take my money” gold card to buy that light blue Caelum!


#15

I agree, this is some excellent work. I’m particularly impressed with how you managed to transpose the actual reflections on the body of the car onto the models. That’s a level of detail that goes above and beyond what most others here are capable of.


#16

I would really like to see the Caelum R sometime… :smiling_imp:


#17

Thank you for all of your kind comments!
Also, Speedemon, ask and ye shall receive…


#18

That is maaaaaad!!! Nice! :smiley:


#19

Luxury without compromise.
The new 2016 Rennen Sagacious is an executive saloon that dares to travel into uncharted dynamic and static categories for the class. Sophisticated, powerful, engaging, yet subtle, the Sagacious will never fail to impress you.


Performance
The Sagacious can currently be ordered with 2 engine options; a 3 Liter Twin-Turbo V6 or a 4.2 Liter Twin-Turbocharged V8. These engines, both paired to a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Sequential Gearbox and AWD, produce 306 HP at 6100 RPM/297 lb-ft at 3500 RPM and 422 HP at 6400 RPM/406 lb-ft at 3400 RPM, respectively. The Sagacious is tuned for a blend of dynamic, spirited driving, whilst suspension is also tuned to allow for greater comfort than its rivals without compromising handling. Every Sagacious comes standard with torque-vectoring AWD, but at most speeds it is primarily RWD to save fuel.


Interior
Naturally, as an executive sedan, the interior of the sagacious is built to the highest quality standard and provides luxury, redefined. Leather and real wood line the cabin, with other organic and non-organic trim available. Leg and head room are abundant and a refrigerator is optional. A Garmin Navigation System is standard on all trims and all models get a 9-inch touch screen with an Active Dial on the center console. A Bowers & Wilkins 21 speaker audio system is standard on all cars, as well as 4G connectivity. Sirius XM radio is standard on all cars. Each Sagacious has an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.


Exterior
The Rennen Sagacious may be ordered in 2 body styles;a 4-door sedan and a 5-door estate. The Sagacious is the definitive Rennen, with clean, sweeping lines and distinctive “Angle eye” headlights. Unique details such as the “flying angel” fender indicator and a solid metal name badge on the rear further exemplifies the Sagacious’s luxury and prestige. The Sagacious is a luxurious, dynamic executive saloon that is without compare.

***Rennen. Perfection in Performance.***



—Features, Pricing, and Specifications—


Official Color Palette


Colors, in order: Ash Black, Dark Sedona Red, Steel Blue Pearl, Sydney White, Espresso Burgandy, Brushed Gray, Ruby Red, Champagne Gold, Carbon Black, Sapphire Blue, Titanium Silver, Amethyst Purple.


#20

It’s so beautiful :heart_eyes:

Those headlights are a work of art!


#21

This thread makes me so proud of the Automation community. This is the kind of stuff I dreamed about when coming up with the idea for Automation <3