The Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy comes as a capable, sporty hot-hatch straight from the factory, but one tuner decided to extract all the the “Renaultsport” potential within it, transforming it into a track-worthy tool.
Waldow focused its attention on the vehicle’s on-track abilities, but the engine also received its share of modifications, including a water-cooling system (to keep up the thermal stability during slip stream rides), an optimized software, a NAP sport-exhaust, and an altered turbocharger with a downpipe and a sport-catalytic converter.
Unfortunately, an accurate updated power figure wasn’t provided, but rest assure that the hefty modifications make the 1.6-litre turbocharged powerplant produce more than its original 217 HP and 280 ft-lbs (380 Nm) of torque – and sounds apart as well.
The chassis and suspension also went through a thorough upgrade, as Waldow installed a modified KW-Clubsport suspension (which includes adjustable rebound and compression values), track-widening 17-inch aluminum alloys wrapped in semi-slicks, upgraded Brembo brakes with steel flex lines and racing brake pads and a Club roll-cage. Not only that, but the interior also received Recaro pole-position bucket seats, 4-point-seat-belts, and an Alcantara steering wheel.
Needless to say, apart for the comprehensive power upgrade, the German tuner preferd to “add lightness” and fine tune the vehicle. The result is a Renault reminiscent of the old Megane R26.R – even the color combo is a throwback to the Megane’s “Racing Blue Renaultsport paint, although the blue hue on the Clio is the result of well-executed vinyl wrap.