Renault Clio R.S. 18 is the latest French limited edition inspired by the Formula One team. It is no coincidence that the black and yellow livery of the most iconic single-seater cars of the transalpine manufacturer is resumed. The car bleeds sportsmanship says Renault. It does so thanks to the engine from 220 horsepower inherited from Renault Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy from which it derives. There is also the torque boost function, which brings the torque peak to 280 Nm .
This limited edition, which at the moment is not known price and number of specimens, will be launched in Europe at half 2018 . The Trophy frame has been lowered and made stiffer, the front shock absorbers accommodate hydraulic compression brakes. The sporting soul also offers more responsive steering and Akrapovic exhaust which give an even worse engine sound.
“ Renault Sport customers share a passion for the racing world with us ,” says Quentin Audiffren, Clio R.S. Product Manager. “ With this limited edition model we offer them the best of our motor skills. Clio R.S. 18 illustrates eloquently the close relationship that exists between our corsaiole activities and road cars . “
From the Formula 1 the R.S. 18 on the front doors, the double diamond logo and the gray decals on the roof. The yellow in the front, in the side guards and in the center of the rims produces the evident contrast with the black of the car body.