New Renault Clio RS Will Pretty Much Look Like This

Last week, Renault unveiled the fifth-gen Clio that, despite using a revamped version of its predecessor’s platform, boasts completely new exterior and interior design.

As usual, at first the new Clio will launch with a number of petrol and diesel engines. But the one petrolheads are more interested about is the next RS.

Since the new Clio adopts more than a few styling cues from the Megane, it’s not that difficult to imagine how the upcoming RS will look like. Just fuse the overall design of the all-new Clio with the Megane RS’ distinctive features, and… there you have it.

And that’s exactly what XTomi’s interpretation of the French hot hatch looks like, with a sportier body kit on the outside, a Megane RS-like grille and lighting signature, and a set of large wheels with a Y-spoke pattern.

KleberSilva, on the other hand, went for a more discreet makeover, with a red paint and less black accents on the outside, and gives us a digital look into the athletic rear end, which carries over the same bumper, diffuser and exhaust tip design of the Megane RS, only on a smaller scale.

There have been reports that the next Clio RS might get even closer to its larger sibling by adopting the same engine, albeit with less power. The 1.8-liter turbo-four that powers that compact hot hatch makes as much as 300 PS (296 hp / 221 kW) in the Megane RS Trophy, and 20 PS (20 hp / 15 kW) less in the normal version.

A de-tuned version is used in the Alpine A110, where it pushes out 252 PS (248 hp / 185 kW).

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  • Momogg

    It’s a completely NEW platform!

    • Matt

      What is your source for this? I read Renault decided to modify the existing Clio platform.

  • Maisch

    Make it renault sport tail happy, manual gearbox, lsd and 250hp and take my money!!

    • Momogg

      Yes, manual gearbox is important.

  • Matt

    The red one definitely needs chrome-delete to look like an RS.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Doing the best to hide the back doors in the render. Says a lot. But it’s not ugly

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