New 2018 Renault Clio RS belongs to the fourth generation and use B platform developed in cooperation with Nissan. Hatchback is available as track-ready RS 200 model and limited RS 220 Trophy EDC. In mid-September Renault create first test session under camouflage but testing in Europe reveal similarity with Clio R.S. 16 concept unveiled in May 2016 during Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The concept is used to mark Renault Sport’s 40th anniversary. For this reason, it’s assumed to be most expensive Clio ever created and additionally available in limited number.
Although the corporate still doesn’t offer official info, the presence of this new car on the road is a sign that the production model may look somewhere in 2017. Distinctive styling features combined with powerful 2.0 L from Megane RS are competition for Ford Fiesta ST200 and Volkswagen Golf GTi. So current price for Megane R.S. 275 begin from $35,070 (£26,480) and 2018 Renault Clio RS will come with similar price. Of course, the question remains whether or not it will get a brand new name for production model or will retain the name R.S. 16 from thought.
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2018 Renault Clio RS Exterior
First cross-check test mule confusing because black paint really represents a form of camouflage. Style reveal revised lower apron, checkered-pattern daytime running lights and pair of locking pins on hood. What sets it apart from regular RS is very large roof wing. It’s identical to R.S. 16 thought though another exterior details no pages link to concept. Even exhaust pipes look totally different but they’re likely experimental and probably will expect concept’s Akrapovic exhaust system. A hallmark of limited editions will be some special colors and new design of wheels.
2018 Renault Clio RS Interior
A little surprise for the primary check we tend to saw the interior wherever there have been no rear seats. The hatchback ought to include same leather-wrapped steering wheel and bucket seats with six-point harnesses seen in Clio RS 220 Trophy. The idea is that layout will be the same but with some minor changes to mark edition. So we tend to expect slightly RS 16 badge on seats, steering wheel, dashboard and door panels. The intensity changes primarily depends on the choice whether or not it’ll be more expensive than Megane RS. If the choice is to travel through it, that might mean real carbon-fiber trim instead carbon-look material on gear lever base plate, door handles and air vent surrounds. This additional will reduce the load of the vehicle and highlight the powerful engine.
2018 Renault Clio RS Engine
The drive unit most likely share with Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R that replaces 1.6 L underneath R.S. 220 Trophy hood. It is 2.0 L four banger with 271 horses and 266 lb-ft of torque or 54 horses and 74 lb-ft of torque additional then 1.6 L engine. Power gives acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 6 seconds and maximum speed up to 155 mph (250 km/h). The aforementioned concept from Monaco was bestowed with manual transmission with six speed but maybe will expect to keep it relative to Clio’s EDC automatic transmission. Front wheels drive is standard.
Overall additional power and faster performance receive support in form of new suspension, new cooling system, larger brakes and maybe Akrapovic exhaust system. I’ll be free to say that Fiesta ST200 and Golf GTi will hardly contend with 2018 Renault Clio RS.
2018 Renault Clio RS Release Date and Price
Since we don’t have confirmation of conscience in the production model is inappropriate to talk about the time and place of promotion. The vehicle caught throughout the first test session in mid-September and general remembers Clio R.S. 16 thought presented in May 2016. The idea is that it’ll come in limited edition with price higher then Clio R.S. 220 Trophy ($28,840) and perhaps Megane RS 275 ($35,070). In spite of what is going to actually be costliest Clio ever built.