“We wanted to create a concept car to technical scorching performance,” said Patrice Ratti, CEO of Renault Sport Cars, who led the project to match the enthusiasm of the teams. “In theory, a Clio R.S. equipped with our most powerful engine – the 2.0 turbo 275 hp and 360 Nm of torque – was attractive, but I had to check the feasibility of the transplant. “Thanks to a new way of working between the teams dedicated to the series and those of the competition, it’s only five months as the top performing traffic Renault Sport was born.
The engine of 200 hp is available with the Sport and Cup chassis. The 220 hp version is in turn proposed the Trophy chassis. This version of 220 hp Trophy gets according to the manufacturer the best performance face to sports cars in its class: 6.6 sec. to go from 0 to 100 km / h; 14.5 sec. to travel 400 meters (standing start) and a top speed of 235 km / h. On the back side, it is equipped with a spoiler typed sport, a functional air diffuser and a double exhaust pipes, while the rear lights take up the light signature C-shaped claw RS (Renault Sport) will appear under the logo on the front, on the rims and rear of the vehicle.
No change to report under the hood, however, hoping for a production version with the engine of the Megane RS, the little 1.6L Renault-Nissan, still offers 200 hp on the base Clio RS 220 hp and the RS Trophy coupled with a dual clutch EDC gearbox 6-speed with paddle shifters. It should be noted however that the new Clio 220 Trophy is equipped with an exclusive exhaust system developed with the Akrapovič specialist.
Each client of the Clio RS 4 Phase 2 always has the choice between three chassis also with new 18 “wheels: a Sport chassis that emphasizes versatility and everyday use, a stiffened chassis Cup offers a good compromise between driving on road and track (recognizable by its black wheels and red calipers) and the chassis Trophy, reserved the RS 220 Trophy version resolutely oriented steering and lowered 20 mm front and 10 mm rear.