The new Clio Renaultsport 200 EDC from Renault has an entry price of £18,995 to match the Peugeot 208 GTI (which boasts the same power). However, this means that it costs £2000 higher than the Ford Fiesta ST. Two models will be offered in Britain. Opting for the Lux option raises the price by £1000 over the standard price’s car.
It features added equipment such as an upgraded Arkamys stereo, electric rear windows, climate control, and Renault's R-Link infotainment system. Both models will also be offered with a Cup chassis pack for £450. It includes a 3mm suspension drop, a 15% increase in chassis stiffness, red brake calipers and Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tyres.
Additional options for the Renaultsport Clio are comprised of the second-generation Renaultsport Monitor telemetry system for £95 (offered for only Lux models), a set of 18-inch alloy wheels that cost £185 (which comes as standard with the Cup Pack) and metallic paint that’s priced from £495 (with Flame Red that’s priced at £595 and the iconic Liquid Yellow hue that costs £1300). The order books for the new Clio Renaultsport 200 EDC will be opened on April 8. In June, it will start to appear in UK showrooms.
Renault Sport cars’ styling details play a technical role. For example, the diffuser and the rear lip spoiler were conceived for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Indeed, the diffuser helps with 80% of the extra downforce that is generated at the car’s rear.
Meanwhile, the other 20% of this downforce is accounted for by its particularly designed lip spoiler. The diffuser and the rear lip spoiler, like the F1 blade at the front, are signature features of the R.S. range and act as a reminder of Renault’s success in Formula 1, which is the motor racing's premier series.
At the front, the new Clio RS 200 EDC’s grille incorporates the R.S. badge under the Renault logo, whereas LED daytime running lights on the bumper’s lower part form a visual signature that’s recognizable either day or night. Moreover, exhaust tail pipes form an integrated part of the car’s diffuser, and are highlighted even more by their rectangular surround.
The Renault Clio RS 200 EDC comes in five body color choices, including the emblematic and exclusive Liquid Yellow. For non-metallic finish, there’s Glacier White, while for metallic finishes, there’s Flamme Red, Platine Grey, Profond Black, and Sirius Yellow.
Additionally, you can upgrade the standard 17” Silver Grey 'Tibor' wheels for optional Dark Gun Metal or Gloss Black 18” wheels.
Furthermore, in contrast to the dominant black trim’s elegance, a few red details draw the eye and make up the cabin’s shape. This red color is readily associated with passion. Furthermore, the new Clio is evocative of the athletic additions that were introduced by Renault Sport, including the striking seat belts and the instrument needles. Red was also used for the stitching, the 'straight ahead' position marker of the sports steering wheel, the door panel beading, and the air vent surrounds. The gear lever knob also comes with red touches echoed by the visible gear lever gaiter stitching.