Renaultsport is launching a highly exclusive, limited edition of its highly awarded hot hatch called the Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider. It is based on the standard Renaultsport, but comes rich in extra features. This vehicle is limited only to 50 units for customers in the United Kingdom. The Raiser is Renault's first highly exclusive car even among the most expensive vehicles currently available in the market. It comes in a matte Renault i.d. paintwork finish.
The choice of matte Diavolo Red or Stealth Grey is contrasted by a gloss black finish to the rear spoiler, roof, rear diffuser, F1-style front blade and door mirrors.
The gloss black finish is also applied to the 18-inche "Interlagos" alloy wheels, an inch larger in diameter compared with standard 200 wheels. They are fitted with Bridgestone RE 050A tires, like those used on the record-breaking Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy.
Naturally, the acclaimed Cup chassis is a standard feature with a lower ride height, quicker steering ratio, stiffer springs and dampers and red finish to the Brembo brake callipers.
The finish on its exterior is rounded off by extra-tinted tailgate and rear-side windows and a Raider badge. In the interiors, leather upholstered Recaro seats are matched with the zinc grey finish to the centre console and fascia inserts.
A white rev counter provides the contrast. Other features include USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Renaultsport carpet mats and automatic climate control. The units have a numbered plate, which identifies the number in the 50 production run.
Those who are interested in the Raider can have their unit with a no-cost option of either Carminat TomTom Live satellite navigation or the Renaultsport Monitor, which is the on-board telemetry system of the company. Customers can start ordering the Raider from the end of October. Further details and pricing will be announced.
Renault Sport is unveiling Renault Clio R.S. Ange & Démon. This is a limited edition of the Clio R.S. that features the renowned Cup chassis and a wicked assortment of equipment. And signaling a first for Renault, it has two matte body colors.
• The one-of-a-kind features on this special edition of the Clio R.S. include the matte paints, black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black roof, leather-covered Recaro bucket seats, and Bridgestone RE 050A tires.
• There will only be 666 units to be produced and these will be sold all over the world. Orders will be accepted starting on September 30 in France. Estimated price for French buyers is pegged at €27, 990.
• Clio R.S. "Ange & Démon" will be shown at the Lyon Motor Show in France starting on October 7, 2011. The first cars will be out in the market by Halloween.
Clio Renault Sport product manager Jean-Maxime Boulanger says that the Clio R.S. Ange & Démon is an instant eye-catcher. It has two personalities: the 'bad boy' appearance, 203 hp of power, and Cup chassis mixed in with meticulously picked equipment. The Clio R.S. "Ange & Démon" is sure to catch the fancy of the carmaker's customers because of its tempting design as well as its outstanding performance.
The Clio R.S. "Ange & Démon" represents several firsts for the Clio brand. You have two colors: the Matt Hologramme Grey and the Matt Toro Red, as well as the Givre Nacré. All of these colors will look great with the glossy black roof, rear spoiler, upper tailgate, F1-style blades, rear diffuser, exterior door mirrors and door handles.
The rear and tailgate windows are tinted, while you have glossy black 18" Interlagos wheels with the complementing red Brembo brake calipers. These also sport the R.S. badge at the center and uses Bridgestone RE50A tires. This is the same setup seen on the Mégane R.S. Trophy, and it helped make the Megane set the record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Great looking interior
The interiors exude warmth, which contrasts with the cold effect of the outside styling. You have Recaro bucket seats that are covered by leather. You have a metal gear lever knob that gives you a good grip. Under the hand brake, you can find a numbered plate, while you have a full array of comfort equipment all around the cabin, such as a hands free card, automated climate control, a Bluetooth Plug & Music radio, electrically folding door mirrors, and protective floor mats. You can also opt between Carminat TomTom Live navigation system and the R.S. Monitor option, the carmaker's telemetry system. You could also find the "Ange & Démon" logo on the quarter window pillar at the back.