CARS

Clio Renault Sport 

Emotion shifts into sports mode

The announcement of a new sporting version of Clio is always an eagerly anticipated event among the model’s sporting fan-base and those who appreciate beautiful cars. It was the case at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine mated to EDC dual clutch transmission, New Clio R.S. 200 EDC is an innovative response to the highly sophisticated expectations of the compact sports hatchback customer. In addition to being a thrill to drive, it has distinctive style and is poised to be a favourite with the connoisseurs.

Beautiful and effective 

There can be no doubt about it: New Clio R.S. 200 EDC is a Renault Sport model through and through. Its F1-style front blade recalls Renault’s success in Formula One, while its diffuser and spoiler generate 80 percent and 20 percent extra downforce respectively. Also exclusive to New Clio R.S. 200 EDC are the unique grille and spoiler, front and rear bumper, wide-set
LED daytime running lights, sill extensions. All these elements combine to make it a genuine attention grabber. A dual-tailpipe exhaust system and a sporty sound signature round off this exclusive package.

 

New Clio R.S. 200 EDC will be offered with a specific Renault Sport exterior personalisation programme. Its starting point is the choice of four themes which can be combined with different motifs, plus upgrade elements and trim packs with clearly differentiated characters.

 

Inside, the ambience is sporting, with red the dominant colour. A steering wheel flanked by the two gearshift paddles, a dedicated instrument pack and aluminium-capped pedals all spell performance and passion. Yet Clio R.S. 200 EDC also pays particular attention to the comfort of its occupants. The bucket seats, with leather upholstery optional, provide extra lateral support and it goes without saying that Renault’s Sport’s latest comes with all the equipment expected of a high-end model: multimedia system, touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth® radio with USB connectivity, handsfree entry and starting, driver aids. Automatic climate control and parking sensors are also optionally available.

 

Clio R.S. is built at the Dieppe plant (France), an ISO 14001 certified site.

Enthusiast Days, sharing the experience 

By developing high-performance, affordable vehicles, Renault Sport wants everybody to (re) discover motor sports. This passion for sport can then be shared at events such as the Enthusiast Days, which enable members of the public to try out their track driving or ice driving skills or follow driver training.

More information and registrations on renaultsport.com.