2015 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy review
Source : 2015 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy review
Trophy reworking makes the Clio RS quicker as well as plainly better, yet the EDC concept will be still hard to love This particular’s fair to say which, thus far, the current iteration of the Clio RS has been a disappointment. Previous to This particular, four generations (all 5 if you include the Williams) of the Renaultsport-fettled supermini were imperious, successive class leaders, as well as most an object lesson in fast as well as cheap fun. Their replacement managed to be none of these things, saddled as This particular was with too many doors, too little power as well as a fun-dampener of an EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox.Its shortcomings, one suspects, were not lost on the engineers in Renault’s famed motorsport division, because many of them have been seen to in This particular, the 220 Trophy variation. This particular’s still a all 5-door as well as still an automatic, yet the ‘220’ part of the name refers to a 10% power hike bestowed on the vehicle’s today Euro 6-compliant 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the fresh 217bhp output distinguishing This particular by the 197bhp variant still below This particular inside range pecking order.The extra power comes courtesy of a marginally larger blower as well as an engine remap. An increase in boost pressure delivers more peak torque, too – 192lb ft at 2000rpm. This particular’s an improvement so crucial to the Clio’s drivability which This particular migrates to the cheaper 0 variation as well. Exclusive to the Trophy, however, will be a ‘substantially recalibrated’ EDC ’box, which today shifts 50% quicker than before, along having a bespoke chassis set-up.This particular includes substantially firmer springs, the rear twist beam having been stiffened by 40%, with dampers to match. The steering ratio has been reduced, too, for better directness, as well as the standard 18in wheels teamed with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, for better traction. There’s still no proper limited-slip differential (Renault’s RS Diff being an electronic emulator), yet there will be launch control as well as the potential for 47.9mpg economy if you go nowhere near the former.
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