The surprise that Renault had prepared for the Grand Prix of Monaco of Formula 1 is greater than expected. We knew, by some first images, that the mark would, in monaco, in the version most radical of his Renault Clio RS, which is estimated around 250 horses. With official data in hand, has been presented to the Renault Clio RS 16 concept, with no less than 275 horsepower.
The car has made its debut with the F1 driver Kevin Magnussen at the wheel, and for the moment is only a prototype. At Renault Sport were enthusiastic about the idea of introducing the engine 2.0 turbo 275 HP and 360 Nm of the Mégane RS in the Clio RS. The challenge was to see if, technically, this incident was a viable one. And so it is. In just five months, Renault developed the Clio faster and sports of the history.
The engine, the manual gearbox of six relations with limited slip and the cooling system proceeds from the Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R. The exhaust with silent output dual Akrapovič and the geometry of the vehicle have also been developed for the occasion. Clearly, this Renault Clio RS is more wide (6 cm) and that is due to the necessity of adopting some alloy wheels of 19″, which has led to the necessity of cutting the fins of series and place some aletines.
The braking and damping also come from the Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R, while the rear axle is of the Clio R3T Rally championship that uses the same model number, but conveniently reinforced.
The new front bumper, in addition to providing this Clio Sport aspect is completely differentiated, have a clear role of face-to-optimal cooling of the engine. The elements most prominent in the front are the LED lights of the bumper, with the form of a checkerboard, which have been named by the brand as a LED-RS Vision. The classic yellow Sirius could not miss the skin of this small missile, combining with some elements of black color. The back spoiler is inherited from the Clio Cup.
Renault Sport has worked very hard in the development of this Renault Clio RS 16 concept. The first dynamic testing began on April 1, with satisfactory results thanks to all the previous work of simulation.
Source – Renault
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