Renault Clio RS planned to become tougher

Posted on Monday, 16 September 2013 , 13:09:23 byTheodora

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Renault Clio RS planned to become tougher

Renault is a very famous brand in the automobile industry. It is there for sports car enthusiasts, too. With exclusive vehicles and sports competitions it brings the world of motorsport closer to the regular people. All the Renault sports cars reflect the company’s tradition in excellence. The Renault Clio, Twingo and Megane are the names that offer a high pleasure of sporty driving. And the French manufacturer is truly considering the idea of creating a more hardcore Clio RS.

The officials from Renault heard the rumours according to which many people believe that the Clio RS could be better and tougher. So, they decide to listen to the public and do something to change the general view on the Clio.  Among the changes that will occur is that the Clio RS will be equipped with a manual gearbox, this being the most critiqued thing regarding the vehicle. It will keep, however, the same aggressive features of an RS model.

The Renault team would also like to make the Clio RS faster and more aggressive on road. This is why the 1.6-liter turbo engine will be upgraded in such a way as to produce 230 HP (169 kW) and 210 lb-ft (285 Nm) of torque and this is translated into a 30 HP (22 kW) and 33 lb-ft (51 Nm) increase. The new vehicle is thought to need only 5.9 seconds to sprint the 62 mph (100 km/h) comparing to the current one that does the same job in 6.7 seconds. The top speed will also get higher, reaching 155 mph (250 km/h) instead of 143 mph (230 km/h). Hopefully, Renault will work hard on the project and we will soon have a more competitive Clio RS model.


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