Take a look at the new Renault Clio RS 200 with 200 HP
The Clio is back and it’s sexier than ever. As expected, the design of the new Renault Clio RS 200 looks much more aggressive than the standard fourth generation Clio. The body kit features a new front fascia with a front F1-style blade, redesigned bumpers, a spoiler and rear diffuser, 17- to 18-inch alloy wheels and the omnipresent LED DRLs.
The interior has been fitted with sports bucket seats with contrasting stitching, Bluetooth and USB support, touchscreen navigation and the company’s new R-Link infotainment system. Optional, customers can include the parking sensors and automatic climate control on their new Clio RS 200.
Under the bonnet, the Renault Clio RS 200 comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, connected to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. So there you have it, there will be no manual gearbox for the nasty little Renault.
The engine outputs the same 197 HP – 147 kW as the outgoing version but the torque is up by 26 Nm to 234 Nm. The new Clio RS 200 reaches it’s peak torque at 1,750 RPM instead of the old version’s 5,400 RPM. That dual-clutch transmission that we mentioned earlier is called EDC, which stands for Efficient Dual Clutch, and it can be manually controlled with the paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. The Renault Clio RS 200 will be offered with an optional Launch Control system so the fun never pauses.
Unfortunately, Renault did not release any information about the car’s performance figures but you may also want to know that the Clio RS 200 comes with an RS button that changes the driving mode between Normal, Sport and Race mode. The last one makes the Clio turn crazy. Everything starting from the engine parameters, gearbox mapping and even the throttle pedal and steering wheel combine to make the ride unforgetable. When in Race mode, changing a gear takes a mere 150 milliseconds and by the looks of the figures above, I guess it’s safe to assume that sprinting from 0 to 100km/h won’t take more than 6.5 seconds. The stopping power comes from the 320mm discs at the front which are 8mm bigger than the ones on the outgoing Clio RS.
There’s no word on the pricing though…