It’s official! Renault Clio R. S. 16: it 275 HP and the engine of the Mégane R. S. Trophy-R!

The sports section of Renault celebrates these days its 40th anniversary, as well as his return, as a team, to Formula 1. With so many events to celebrate Renault Sport wanted to delight us with a great surprise. And that surprise is none other than the Renault Clio R. S. 16, a beast that transplanted the engine of a Renault Mégane R. S. Trophy-R in a container much smaller, the Renault Clio. A Clio R. S. with nothing more and nothing less than 275 HP of power, thanks to a 2.0-liter engine and 275 horsepower. In Renault recognise that this idea has been a real challenge for their engineers, but judging by these images is little doubt that they have achieved, and how!

Your heart: a 2.0-liter engine and 275 CV, which employs the Mégane more radical, the Renault Mégane RS Trophy-R.

Of time, and we insist, of time, the Renault Clio R. S. 16 is only a prototype. Renault wanted to create a very special version of the Clio R. S. with the to go to the Monaco Grand Prix, this weekend, and to do that in the Festival of Goodwood at the end of June.

The result is devastating. Note that not only are we faced with a Renault Clio with a more powerful engine, but also with a complete job that includes a aerodynamic improvements, a large spoiler, and pathways widened beyond the limits of the bodywork of a Renault Clio, up to required extensions in the wheel arches. Your body has been widened by 60 millimeters to accommodate those pathways flanged wheels 19″, and some Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick synonymous with grip, so much grip.


But that is not all. Renault has decorated in yellow, in honor of Formula 1. It has also installed a huge spoiler and a detail that will not go unnoticed, an exhaust system dual exit signed by Akrapovic, which as they say will sound to glory. And we what we believe.

Renault ensures that the biggest problem you found at the time to adapt to the mechanics of the Renault Mégane R. S. Trophy-R 275 HP the vain of the engine of the Renault Clio, including the transmission, and their cooling systems.

I don’t know how to see it. But the idea of a Renault Clio R. S. with these credentials, sincerely, we are passionate about. We are probably faced with a Renault Clio that could ridicule with its front-wheel-drive to many sporting renown, and with more power. What we will see someday in the dealerships? May it be so.

Source: Renault