The hot-hatch performance crown has returned to Renault after a brief stop-over at SEAT – who set the front-wheel drive lap record of the…
It seems odd, nearly half way into 2013, to bring out a special edition model celebrating the success of F1 partner Red Bull Racing…
There seemed little point in writing anything about the Clio Renaulsport 200 Turbo EDC until the prices were available, but now we know it’s…
A fortnight ago we brought you the first images of Renault’s new 2013 Renault Clio Cup, based on the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo, which was launched at last month’s Paris Motor Show. Today Renault has confirmed its final specification and price.
Still unsure about the all-new Clio’s 5-door body style? Reckon it looks a little.. dumpy? Perhaps you feel the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo has grown up too far and lost some of its predecessor’s impish charm? Well, before you decide, take a look at the new 2013 Clio Cup which made its first appearance at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet last weekend, for the latest round of World Series by Renault.
The new Clio 4 is a big deal for Renault, it’s the mainstay of the range and the model which will fuel the car maker’s growth into new sectors, including their all-important electric vehicle Z.E. range, currently defined by the Twizy, Zoe and Fluence.
But before we get too sensible, let’s not forget that the Clio Renaultsport models are usually also the most fun cars to drive, so it’s good to see Renault using the new Renaultsport 200 Turbo as the flag-bearer for the new larger, but lighter Clio.
When the second-generation MINI John Cooper Works GP was announced in May, most observers guessed its 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine would produce around 230bhp. After all, the standard JCW MINI already offered 208bhp and its predecessor, the 2006 MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Tuning Kit was good for 214bhp.
The fourth-generation Clio, unveiled ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut, shows great promise for the variant we’re more interested in – the Renaultsport Clio Cup.
The Renault Alpine A110-50 concept sounded awesome driving up the hill at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, so it’s nice of Renault to provide us with this video as a memento of its most exciting car (by a long way).
The Renault Alpine A110-50 concept-car was supposed to be one of the highlights of Renault’s Goodwood weekend, but Renaultsport managed to surprise us with a sneak peek of the next generation Clio R.S. as it made a brief appearance on the hill.
Excitement is building prior to the official launch of Renault’s Alpine A110-50 Concept on tomorrow’s Monaco grand prix ‘rest day’, and whilst the images look great, it’s probably worth reflecting on the most recent models to be produced by Alpine’s Dieppe factory.
With more than 10,000 cars sold since its launch in September 2008, Twingo R.S. has emerged as one of the most popular Renaultsport models – further boosted by the Twingo Gordini R.S. in early 2010.
Now with the launch of the restyled Renault Twingo at the start of this year, it’s time for Renaultsport to receive the new styling cues.