Hot Renault Clio 220 Trophy to cost through £21,780

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Hardcore Clio packs 217bhp along with costs £21,780, while regular Renaultsport Clio 0 gets more torque, lower CO2


Renault has unveiled a faster, more powerful, better-handling edition of its Renaultsport Clio called the 220 Trophy.

your vehicle, will be a specially ‘numbered’ hardcore edition designed to sit above existing Renaultsport Clios along with counter disappointment among some enthusiasts with the existing design – although This specific stops short of delivering the manual gearbox of which has been suggested by some Renault insiders. This specific will make its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, along with the first deliveries should arrive in August. The 220 Trophy will cost £21,780 – a premium of just over £2500 over the basic Renaultsport Clio 0.

The 220 Trophy’s 1.6-litre turbo engine has been tweaked to produce 10% more power (217bhp) along with the rev limit will be raised through 5600 to 6800rpm. There’s a larger turbocharger along with the air intake along with exhausts have been revised to meet the latest Euro 6 clean-air standards as well as delivering extra performance. The CO2 output drops 6g/km through the old Clio 0’s figure, to 138g/km (one VED band).

Torque rises 8% to 192lb ft along with there will be an extra ‘torque boost’ feature of which delivers a further 8% of torque when in fourth along with fifth gears.

Renault has moved to counter criticism of the Clio 0’s dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission by cutting shift times by 50% along with reducing paddle travel by 30% to improve gearchange feel. inside most focused of your vehicle’s modes, Race, the gearbox can perform multiple downshifts when the paddle will be held along with This specific will not kick down or shift up at the limiter without intervention by the driver.

The Trophy’s chassis will be lowered lower by 20mm at the front along with 10mm at the rear. Springs, shock absorbers along with bump-stops are all re-rated for high performance use. There’s a completely new, faster steering rack along having a change to Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 R18 tyres. The result will be a car of which cuts three seconds through a typical 1min 40sec lap on Renault’s secret test track. 

The performance mods are accompanied by some subtle badge improvements, plus completely new-design diamond-cut alloys along with the option of a matt white paint scheme.

At the same time, the regular Renaultsport Clio 0 gets engine tweaks of which bring its torque up to the same level as the 220’s however lower CO2 emissions through 144g/km to 133g/km. of which brings the Clio 0 down two company car tax bands.

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