Order books are now open in France, but we’ll have to wait a little longer here in the UK.
The new Renault Clio RS was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor show on March 3rd; this limited edition Renault Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy is available to its home nation of France and will set you back at least 28,900 Euros.
Renault has already released a 200 bhp version of the Clio – RS 200 EDC. But this new 220 bhp version has 20 extra horsepower and 40 more torque, a refined chassis and gearbox. This latest Renault Clio RS 220 comes equipped with a new body colour, new 18” alloy wheels and sports seats with carbon interior trim.
Maximum torque rises to 260Nm (a gain of 20Nm), although 280Nm is possible thanks to a ‘torque boost’ function in fourth and fifth gears.
The CO2 emissions of the Trophy limited-edition version have been homologated at 135g/km, equivalent to combined-cycle fuel consumption of 5.9 litres/100km. Following the switch to Euro6 legislation, the same figure for the Clio R.S. 200 EDC has risen to 133g/km an increase of 11g/km compared with the figure announced at the time of the car’s launch in 2013.
The car’s EDC transmission has been revised to achieve gear changes that are up to 30 percent faster: Down changes are more rapid thanks notably to reduced steering wheel paddle travel, There is now greater flexibility in ‘Sport’ mode to combine driving in built-up areas and out of town, The Stop Start system works in ‘Normal’ mode but is disconnected in ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ modes.
The chassis of the limited-edition Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy has been lowered and stiffened. The car sits 20mm lower at the front and 10mm lower at the rear. Stiffer dampers have been fitted and are coupled with hydraulic bump stops. Ultra-quick steering: a new, faster rack makes steering even more precise and direct. The limited-edition Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy is fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
The Trophy limited-edition version of the Clio R.S. 220 EDC stands out thanks to the following features: A distinctive new matt body colour: Pearlescent Givre. Other available colours are Glacier White, Deep Black, Flame Red and Sirius Yellow, 18-inch black diamond-effect Radical wheels, Trophy badging on the front spoiler, door trims and individually numbered door sills.