Renault Clio R.S.. 16: small turbo bomb

Monaco, may 27, 2016

The normal Renault Clio r.s. is already with its 200 HP no child of sadness. But now the French lay still a big shovel on top: the Clio R.S.. 16 takes its name from the current Renault formula 1 racer. Consequently, the small car in the frame of the Grand Prix of Monaco was now presented.

Machine from the big brother

The most striking feature of the Renault Clio R.S.. 16 is its engine: the engineers have managed to pack the two-liter turbo with 273 Horsepower from the Mégane r.s. 275 trophy-R under the hood. So not enough: Come from the trophy-R the six-speed manual transmission, the cooling system, ISAS - front suspension with decoupled steering axle, the large brake discs and the adjustable shock absorbers with double flow valve. The rally version of the Clio, the Clio R3T, it took over the reinforced rear axle.

Various modifications

The front bumper and the engine mountings were modified. Finally create the 273 HP 360 nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. The building is six centimeters wide, also to to be able to accommodate 19-inch alloy wheels. The distinctive roof spoiler comes from the Clio Cup. He offers a pressure of 40 kg at 200 km/h. Inside, driver and front passenger with six-point belts be lashed, rear seats or air-conditioning does not exist. The company Akrapovič silencer is mounted for an appropriate soundscape.

A small series

The question is of course: it is the Clio R.S.. 16 to buy give? It looks like, because Renault writes of a "Special Edition appearing in limited series". And also Patrice Ratti, Managing Director of Renault, sports cars, sounds optimistic: "we all remember the effect, which at the time had the Clio V6. According to the model we wanted to restore a vehicle with an exceptional performance on the wheels, but at a realistic price." (rh)