“Our aim was to produce a concept car with genuinely outstanding performance credentials,” said Patrice Ratti, managing director of Renault
“On paper, producing a Clio R.S. powered by our most potent engine — namely the 275-horsepower,
Thanks to new working procedures involving teams from the worlds of motorsport and road cars, the development of the highest-performance road-going Renault
Finding the ideal way to house the engine, transmission, and cooling system of the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R was a significant challenge. The exhaust system was also revised as a function of the engine’s potential, while the suspension was engineered to match the car’s outstanding performance characteristics. Careful attention was paid to the sound produced by the car, too, and an Akrapovi?c twin exhaust system was selected.
The design and development team dealt successfully with the constraints inherent in the Clio R.S. 16 project (body widened by 60mm, 19-inch wheels and optimisation of the engine cooling system) to produce an expressive, sporty stance. The result is enhanced by an LED R.S. VISION chequered-pattern lighting signature featuring exclusive multi-faceted reflector technology.
Renault Sport’s trademark Liquid Yellow has been combined with gloss black details to mirror the livery of Renault
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