Renault Launches Pricey Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 Edition and Special Mégane R.S F1 Show Cars

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Only a few days before this year's Formula 1 season kicks off with the inaugural Australian GP in Melbourne on Sunday, Renault released a special edition version of its sporty Clio R.S. 200 hatch to celebrate its F1 Constructors’ title with Red Bull Racing in 2011.

The Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 is a limited production model that will be marketed in five countries: France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria.

Renault will begin accepting orders in these markets on March 14, with the car’s price in France set at €27,900 (US$36,660), or a little over €4,000 on top of the price of the regular Clio R.S. 200.

The limited edition Clio R.S. is painted in a matte black color contrasted by yellow accents on the F1-style blade, door mirror housings and the rear diffuser, while it also gets chequered-pattern roof decal and Red Bull Racing badging on the doors.

It rides on 18-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in the same Bridgestone RE050A tires fitted on the Mégane R.S.

Inside, Renault has color matched the Recaro bucket seats with the exterior theme, while other goods include the yellow accent trim on the sports steering wheel and the R.S. Monitor, which displays performance-related data such as 0-100km/h times and other information.

You won't find any changes under the hood with the Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 using the regular model's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 200-horsepower (203PS).

Along with the special edition Clio, Renault also revealed four show cars decked out in the livery of the four teams that will be powered by Renault engines in 2012, namely Red Bull Racing, Lotus F1 Team, Caterham F1 Team and Williams F1 Team.

The four Megane models will be on display and used at the various events and sports demonstrations attended by Renault over 2012.


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