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Old 02-28-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default NEW Renault Clio RS @ 2006 Geneva Show

NEW Renault Clio RS @ 2006 Geneva Show



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NEW CLIO RENAULTSPORT

The hot hatch with passion and driving pleasure

The challenge faced by Renault Sport Technologies' engineers when first penning New Clio Renaultsport 197 was to respect the original personality of Clio III while at the same time highlighting the newcomer's own dynamic qualities. The result is an outstanding car which puts the accent firmly on performance, passion and driving pleasure and hits the UK market in early Summer.

New Clio Renaultsport stands out as a worthy successor to Clio Renaultsport 182 2.0 16V and features a groundbreaking first in its segment in the form of a rear air diffuser which uses technology derived directly from Formula 1. In association with the extractor vents in the front wings, it ensures excellent aerodynamic performance.

Sportier than ever, New Clio Renaultsport is powered by an evolution of the normally-aspirated 2.0 16V engine, the power of which has been increased to 197hp. This is equivalent to near 100hp/litre, making it the highest specific power output of its category. This has been achieved partly thanks to an increase in its volumetric efficiency which has not only improved engine power but has also taken torque to a best-in-class 215Nm at 5,550rpm.

Acceleration from standstill to 62 mph requires a mere 6.9 seconds, while the kilometre standing start is covered in just 27.5 seconds. Top speed is 134 mph.

With a combined cycle fuel consumption of 31.7 mpg (209g of CO2/km), New Clio Renaultsport's fuel consumption is amongst the lowest of the hot hatch segment for cars of comparable power output.

Coupled with the new six-speed gearbox, this powerful, responsive engine offers first-class sports performance and driving pleasure.

The double-axis strut system guarantees rigorously precise handling.

New Clio Renaultsport is built at Renault's Dieppe plant, which specialises in the production of the brand's sports models.












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Old 02-28-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:13 PM   #3
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Nice looking car. I'm still not a fan of Renault reliability.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:17 PM   #4
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nice, but i think i like the peugeot 207 better
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:07 PM   #5
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Just wait till they stuff a V6 behind the seat......
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:09 AM   #6
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hotness = the steering wheel. and the new styling isnt that bad i likey

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Old 03-01-2006, 08:46 AM   #7
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I love the font on the tach.. especially the way it increases in size towards redline.
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:35 AM   #8
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So I guess we are also looking at the Nissan Versa Coupe
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:54 AM   #9
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I love the font on the tach.. especially the way it increases in size towards redline.
I like that a lot too. Still waiting for the RenaultSport Version, as someone had said, with the mid-engine V6. Even better than a regular ol' mid engine V6, how about Renault and Nissan team up to put the VQ350 in there.. heh.

Unfortunately, we'll never see them stateside
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:57 AM   #10
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Everytime you shift into the third the hazards turn on. They need to fix that.
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:33 PM   #11
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I like that a lot too. Still waiting for the RenaultSport Version, as someone had said, with the mid-engine V6. Even better than a regular ol' mid engine V6, how about Renault and Nissan team up to put the VQ350 in there.. heh.

Unfortunately, we'll never see them stateside
There will not be a Clio V6 for this generation unless Renault changes it's mind. There is a Clio RenaultSport and you are looking at it, the RS stands for RenaultSport. Nissan wants a small sport compact car in the US market and most believe that the Clio RS is it. Nissan will probably call it Versa SE-R or something like that. I think Nissan has to sell it for ~$18k or less to be competitive with the likes of Civic Si. The Versa 4/5 doors are suppose to start at around $12k so there is some wiggle room for the SE-R.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #12
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almost interesting. almost. Still looks too much like it is trying to be an economical car. Where is the aggression? Renault is only wearing the minimum amount of flair. Some car companies do more.
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Say it isn't so.....no Clio Sport V6?
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:51 PM   #14
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almost interesting. almost. Still looks too much like it is trying to be an economical car. Where is the aggression? Renault is only wearing the minimum amount of flair. Some car companies do more.
I dig the subtle office space reference
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:28 AM   #15
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that rpm gauge is freakin awesome
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I like it.Renault is still the coolest French car maker.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:25 AM   #17
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renault rules.. i love the mid engine design
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There will not be a Clio V6 for this generation unless Renault changes it's mind. There is a Clio RenaultSport and you are looking at it, the RS stands for RenaultSport. Nissan wants a small sport compact car in the US market and most believe that the Clio RS is it. Nissan will probably call it Versa SE-R or something like that. I think Nissan has to sell it for ~$18k or less to be competitive with the likes of Civic Si. The Versa 4/5 doors are suppose to start at around $12k so there is some wiggle room for the SE-R.
Sad but true
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:50 AM   #19
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ghey, the old clio was sooo hott i loved the side vents.
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ghey, the old clio was sooo hott i loved the side vents.
The Clio V6 was the only mid-engined Clio.. the rest are normal FWD hatches.
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The Clio V6 was the only mid-engined Clio.. the rest are normal FWD hatches.
Emphasis on WAS..... no more MR Clio Sport V6. If he loved thier mid-engine design, then he should get ready for heartbreak.
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:30 PM   #22
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nice, but i think i like the peugeot 207 better
For me it's still the 206
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man i wish we would get some european manufactures over like renault, peugeot, and citroen....nice cars..nice cars
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is it related to this car...???

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is it related to this car...???

Very Much so...

From what I have been told, the Versa SE-R will be the same car with a different badge.
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