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Humphrey The Pug

Special Clio Renaultsport

This is going to get its debut at the Monaco GP this weekend:



To mark its fortieth anniversary and celebrate Renault's return as a Formula 1 team, Renault Sport will be unveiling a special version of Clio R.S. at the legendary Monaco Grand Prix.
Patrice Ratti, Managing Director of Renault Sport Cars, said: "We successfully completed the project of a slightly crazy car. It was a joint effort by the Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing teams. This Clio R.S. refines the expertise of Renault Sport engineers whilst exploring new avenues for the future".
The entire Renault Sport team will be in Monaco on Friday, 27 May to demonstrate how Renault makes the connection between the racetrack and the road and to reveal what is behind the design of this very special Clio R.S.


No firm details yet, however rumours suggest a limited run, 250bhp, 4wd and manual.
simonp

Re: Special Clio Renaultsport

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
250bhp, 4wd and manual.


Yeah, right!
Twelfth Monkey

I must admit that the terms 'limited run' and '4wd' don't sit easily together from a cost perspective.
Eff One

I'm not sure I've ever seen a current RenaultSport Clio on the road. Do they sell many?
Humphrey The Pug

Eff One wrote:
I'm not sure I've ever seen a current RenaultSport Clio on the road. Do they sell many?


Don't know the sales figures, however we have been told that they sell better than the previous one.
Andy C

Looks great, and 250hp with a manual box would put the icing on the cake
Stuntman

If it was indeed 250bhp, 4wd and manual, I would sign up!
Blarno

Eff One wrote:
I'm not sure I've ever seen a current RenaultSport Clio on the road. Do they sell many?


They look so similar to the cooking models that you've probably seen loads and never realised.
simonp

Turns out to have a Megane 275 engine and gearbox. No 4WD, though.

http://www.evo.co.uk/renault/clio...h-could-be-quickest-renault-sport
him

^^^ No great surprise there...

It will be worth it just to lose that awful gearbox though!
Humphrey The Pug

simonp wrote:
Turns out to have a Megane 275 engine and gearbox. No 4WD, though.

http://www.evo.co.uk/renault/clio...h-could-be-quickest-renault-sport


Yep and no firm details as to whether it is going into a limited run or is just concept.
simonp

They reckon they've already decided on a price and it'll be north of 40K euros. They're just waiting on the bean counters to do the sums and see if it's worth it or not.
him

More information here:

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/p...ult-clio-r-s-16--full-story/34239

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