Renault’s new Clio RS speeds into SA

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  1. New Clio Renault Sport 200 EDC has 147kW, a dual-clutch transmission and launch control.
  2. Cup version has slightly lower and considerably firmer suspension, extra-dark tinted quarter glass and rear window, red brake callipers and 18-inch gloss black rims.
  3. LED daytime running lights give the RS 200 a unique light signature.
  4. Lux has Sport suspension package and 17-inch grey-anodised alloys.
  5. Cup rolls on 18-inch gloss black rims and Dunlop low-profile radials.
  6. Rear diffuser and the tailgate spoiler were designed as a unit.
  7. Electronic differential diverts more torque to the outside wheel when you hoof it at the apex of a corner, helping the RS 200 go exactly where you point it.
  8. Inside, the signature colour is red.
  9. Renault Sport bucket seats have been re-shaped for even more lateral support.
  10. RS Monitor display gives real-time readouts of torque, power, coolant temperature, intake air temperature, turbo pressure, throttle position, brake pressure, steering wheel angle, engine revs and transmission oil temperature.
  11. RS Monitor even lets you tune the intake roar of your car to sound like a race car, or a motorcycle.
  12. Race Mode is about physical data such as wheel torque and clutch temperature.
  13. RS Monitor provides a graphic illustration of torque steer and how much it affects hot FWD cars.
  14. RS 200 1.6-litre turbopetrol four is rated at 147kW and 240Nm.

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