Showing posts in the category of Renault Clio

You Won’t Believe Nobody Got Hurt in this Terrifying Rally Crash


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While it may sound like an overstated headline when you think you’ve seen it all, but it really isn’t. The crash you see in the video posted below was recorded during today’s “Jolly Rally,” hel in Valle D’Aosta, in Italy and we promise it will make you clench.

Renault Introduces GT Line Pack for the Clio Hatch


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If you think you’ve seen the Renault Clio GT Line Pack before, it’s because it looks very similar to the Clio GT 120 EDC introduced more than one year ago.

Renault Rolls Out Posh Initiale Paris Line on All-New Espace and Clio


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Renault’s crossoverish Espace does not only reinvent the famous nameplate, it also debuts the brand’s high-end Initiale Paris signature, which will be available for the Clio as well.

Posh Renault Clio Initiale Paris Launched in France


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Renault has been making Initiale-badged cars for a while now, and it’s always stood for extra kit and usually an interior finished in expensive looking beige trim. Now, Renault is no longer calling its upper spec posh variants Initiale, but Initiale Paris – the first car to bear this new badge of luxury is the current-gen Clio.

New Renault Clio Cup Racer Gets Within Several Tenths of Audi R8 V10 Plus Around a Track


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You’d think that placing a Renault Clio Cup (a full-blown racing car, but one with only 220 hp) against an Audi R8 V10 Plus would be daft and not really serve to prove any points. You’d be absolutely right, but you will watch the video below until the end just to see how the two cars compare on track.

Renault Launches Rally-Ready Clio RS R3T


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Renault has officially made its new Clio R3T available for purchase. It’s a rally-ready variant of the hot hatch, and one that ditches the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine of the regular Clio R3, replacing it with a development of the 1.6-liter turbo engine from the road car.

Renault Clio RS Measures Itself Against Aging Vauxhall Corsa VXR in Clubsport Spec


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The Vauxhall Corsa VXR (or the Opel Corsa OPC, depending on which side of the English Channel one stands) has been around for many years, too many some would say. This is why EVO thought it would be interesting to measure it against what is arguably the segment’s benchmark at the moment – the Renault Clio RS.

You Can Almost Feel Their Pain: Violent Renault Clio Rally Crash


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Even on the tarmac, at the speeds competition cars are flying by, any mishap can be life threatening, so thank the racing gods for roll cages, molded bucket seats with multi-point harnesses and safety helmets.

Renault Clio RS 200 Receives Monaco GP Treatment for Geneva


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The Renault Clio RS, the new turbocharged model, has been creating sides arguing for and against the changes it has suffered well before it was launched, so you can imagine that a Monaco GP edition of it that adds absolutely nothing will go almost unnoticed.

Renault Clio 182 on Clio 182 Nurburgring Action


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Despite the fact that the Nurburgring Nurdschleife is pummeled into submission by some of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world, that doesn’t mean that these are the best ones to choose for a lap of the famed Green Hell.

Renault Confirms New Twingo and Clio RS Version for the Geneva Show


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Renault has confirmed that it will unveil the next-generation Twingo city car at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The carmaker added that it will bring a “new version of Renault Clio R.S.” and a new engine from the Energy range.

Renault Introduces Clio Graphite Limited-Edition Models in France


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Renault has announced the new Clio Graphite in France, the first limited edition model of its new generation B-segment car. Available to order for both the Clio hatchback and Estate, Graphite edition bring a number of grey interior and exterior trim details, as well as Renault’s R-Link multimedia tablet, offered as standard equipment.

Renault Previews New Clio R3T Rally Car ahead of 2014 Launch


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Renault Sport Technologies has released the photos and information about the Clio Renaultsport R3T rally car that will launch in 2014. The new turbo-engined model was on show at the Rallye du Var this past weekend, the last round of the Renaultsport Rally Trophy season.

Oh Mon Dieu! Porsche 993 Driver Handles Extremely Close Call Like a Boss


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The problem with highway accidents happening in front of you is that everything usually comes about in a blink of an eye, leaving drivers only a split second and very little space to take evasive actions that could have life-or-death consequences.

YouTube user Augustin Kuntz had the unfortunate experience of not only witnessing an accident take place right in front of his eyes while driving his 993 generation (the one built from 1993 to 1998) Porsche 911 at highway speeds, but also having to deal with and avoid being part of it.

212HP Ford Fiesta ST Mountune Drag Races Standard 197HP Renault Clio RS


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Some of you are probably getting tired of watching comparative reviews of the Renault Clio RS and the Ford Fiesta ST, but this one is different, as one of the cars is not stock. Ford started offering the Mountune performance pack in the UK for the Fiesta ST and Drive wanted to find out how this changes the Fiesta ST’s acceleration.

Renault Doesn't Rule Out More Extreme Clio RS if Customers Ask for it


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Renault offers a glimmer of hope to those who believe the current Renault Clio RS is not as fun to drive as some of its competitors. Renault vice-president of product planning, Philippe Klein, said that a more hardcore version of the Clio RS might be built if there is demand for such a vehicle.

EVO’s Metcalfe Drives his Own Renault Clio 182 Trophy and Explains Its Fortes


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Compared to Renault's first Clio Williams from the mid-1990s, the modern Clio RS feels like a posh luxury car compared to its illustrious predecessor, and while it may be faster on paper, keen drivers would still prefer the experience of driving the former, especially if they have done so before, and can compare the experience.

Nevertheless, the Williams wasn’t Renault’s best effort at making a small hot hatch, and they got much better with the next-gen car, which after its final facelift and revamp was pushing out 176 hp. To my knowledge (and after some quick thinking/calculating), the Clio 182 as it was known, still has the best power to weight ratio of any hot Clio to date, being rated at just under 162 hp/ton.

New Renault Clio R.S. 200 Envisioned as a Gordini Model


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Talk about bringing back to life a famous nameplate only to dilute it by using it for special edition models with minor cosmetic tweaks. That's what Renault has been doing with the Gordini moniker for the past few years, with the once iconic French sports car brand's name now standing for a blue shade with white stripes and added equipment features.

Renault Launches New 220HP Clio Cup Race Car


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Renaultsport has revealed the all-new Clio Cup race car which replaces the previous model in use since 2006. Based on the latest gen Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC, the Clio Cup comes with a welded roll cage, a strong monocoque chassis and an aerodynamic package that helps it handle better at high speeds.

Renault Clio RS 200 EDC Drag Races Predecessor and Peugeot 208 GTI


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When you’re buying a relatively affordable hot hatch, the sheer amount of performance you are offered is hugely important, especially if you are the kind of person who really likes his or her car, and wants everybody to know just how much.

Currently, the Renault Clio RS 200 EDC, with a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine is the king of the supermini-based hot hatches, when it comes to how much of its power it can put to the ground.