The Renault Clio RS 16 275 CV has been ruled out

Renault Clio R.S. 16 concept 275 CVAt the end of the last month of may, just during the Grand Prix of Monaco of Formula 1, we knew the Renault Clio RS 16 concept. What is true is that it takes several months sounding out the possibility of a Clio much more radical, aggressive and sportier than the Clio RS, with some estimates of power of around 240 or 250 HP.

To be unveiled officially it was a big surprise. The Renault Clio RS 16 concept, which made its debut in the scene being driven by Kevin Magnussen, used the engine 2 liter turbo of the Renault Mégane RS Trophy-R 275 HP; a fact to be able to do to the idea that this Clio RS 16 concept would not be a car to go from one place to another without more, but a car radical capable of going very fast.

Renault Clio R.S. 16 concept 275 CVit Was difficult to know for sure if Renault would dare to launch a vehicle as dynamic, but many people in high positions of the company showed up excited and eager that a Clio RS 16 came to the market. In fact, there were some who said that a Survey of such techniques would be remembered as today we remember the R5 Turbo “fat ass” or the Clio V6.

The Clio RS current is only offered with an automatic transmission, while the RS 16 concept had a six-speed manual transmission with limited-slip differential. Among other things, earned an escape signed by Akrapociv, 19-inch alloy wheels and a body slightly wider at 6 cm, in addition to brakes and suspensions of the Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R.

But not, we will not see a Renault Clio RS 16 as the concept presented in Monaco for the streets. The reason is that this vehicle would have to be produced in Dieppe, France, where are also manufactured the Clio RS normal, the Clio Cup racing and the models of the Formula Renault. In this same place is going to produce the new and long-awaited Alpine, so the Clio RS 16 “would divert the attention”, says Coach. Nor is considering the possibility of delaying its launch, and it would have to postpone it until 2018, a wait too large just as it would be cost-effective.

Source – Coach

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