The new 2007 Clio Renault Sport stands out as a worthy successor to
Clio Renault Sport 2.0 16V and benefits directly from Renaultís
presence in Formula 1 in the form of a rear air diffuser, a
ground-breaking first in this segment and directly derived from
motor racingís premier championship.
In association with the front wing extractor vents, this feature
guarantees outstanding aerodynamic performance. Sportier than ever,
New Clio Renault Sport is powered by an evolution of the
normally-aspirated 2.0 16V engine, whose power has been increased to
197hp. This is equivalent to 100hp/litre, making it the highest
specific power output of its category. This has been achieved thanks
notably to an increase in its volumetric efficiency which has not
only resulted in extra power but has also taken torque to a
best-in-class 215Nm at 5,550rpm for genuine driving pleasure in
|| 197 BHP @
(122 cu. in.)
|| 159 lb-ft @
Acceleration 0-60 mph
|| 6.9 Sec.
|| 134 mph
|| Front Wheel
looks: Designed for performance
The sporty character of New Clio Renault Sport is unmistakably
echoed by its design, both inside and out. The revised body design
accentuates Clio IIIís inherent racy, muscular lines.
Clio IIIís distinctive, original lines have been further enhanced
by the use of more athletic curves, while New Clio Renault Sportís
specific side design exudes extra power and energy. The wider front
and rear wings, profiled side skirts and semi-rigid under-bumper
splitter combine with the extractor vents and diffuser to assert the
new carís advanced aerodynamic engineering and sports heritage.
New Clio Renault Sport comes with large tyres (215/45) and 17-inch
light alloy wheels which barely conceal the Brembo brake callipers
and big discs that ensure powerful and durable stopping performance.
The powerful, normally-aspirated 2.0 16V engine has necessitated a
wide, bumper-mounted air intakes for improved engine cooling. The front and rear bumpers, side protective mouldings and exterior
mirrors are all body-coloured, while the door handles are in
New Clio Renault Sport will be available in five exclusive colours:
two non-metallic colours (Toro Red and Dynamo Blue), plus three
metallic colours (Monako Blue, Deep Black and Makaha Grey).
More powerful engine
New Clio Renault Sport is powered by the F4R RS
normally-aspirated 2.0 16V engine which delivers 197hp at 7,250rpm
and maximum torque of 215Nm at 5,550rpm. Based on the engine which
forged the reputation of Clio II Renault Sport 182 2.0 16V, it
boasts a specific power output of 100hp per litre which ensures
exceptional performance for New Clio Renault Sport in the hot hatch
segment. The normally-aspirated engine combines performance,
dynamism, flexibility, immediate response and excellent
re-acceleration from all engine speeds. It is also easier to adapt
for competition use in derivatives such as the Clio Group N and Clio
Cup one-make race versions.
At low revs and at engine speeds below 5,000rpm, New Clio Renault
Sport ensures a level of response and driving pleasure adapted to
day-to-day motoring. At higher revs (more than 5,000rpm), the
performance and ďbarkĒ of New Clio Renault Sportís engine are
unleashed to reveal the carís true sports heritage.
New Renault Clio Renaultsport's interior trim echoes the car's
exterior styling. The "drive it" spirit is immediately
apparent in details such as the aluminum pedals, footrest and
perforated-leather steering wheel with red centre-point stitching.
For added comfort and efficiency, the design of the steering wheel
itself assists perfect grip for the hands.
Designed and positioned for optimal clarity, the instruments feature
white data on a black background. The rev counter incorporates a
gear-change indicator light, while the size of the figures increases
as the needle gets closer to the red zone at 7,500 rpm.
The overriding dark charcoal color scheme is offset by the
chrome-zinc centre console and dashboard inserts which echo
technology and sports performance.