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Dear Renault Sport Fan!

We’re writing to inform you that we will be moving all our Renault Sport cars and motorsport content on the renaultsport.co.uk across to our main website, renault.co.uk, on 31 March 2020. From then on, you’ll be able to find all things Renault in one place.

The Forum and Ask The Expert features will not move across to the new website. These have been popular destinations for Renault Sport fans over the years and we are proud to have been a leader in terms of providing ways for our most passionate customers to discuss all things Renault Sport – with us and with each other. The growth in social media in recent years has provided multiple new ways for fans to share and discuss all things R.S. and we would love to hear from you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Should you have any queries about your Renault vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

The Renault UK Website Team

23/09/2015

Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy shows Renaultsport’s class

The Clio 220 Trophy highlights Renaultsport’s class again in the specialist motoring media.
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The 220 Trophy was the winner by the proverbial mile in its knock-out group in Autocar’s ‘How Much Fun for £30K’ feature. Its rivals included the Mini John Cooper Works, Peugeot 208 GTi and Vauxhall Corsa VXR.

The magazine’s Matt Saunders wrote: “The 220’s fluent, biddable handling and beautifully weighted, gently communicative steering are both outstanding. On track, it is easily the most natural, controllable and engaging prospect here.

“It shuns the contrived hyper-responsiveness of its rivals and instead bleeds in towards every apex with just enough body roll to load up its outside rear wheel, and to neutralise its cornering attitude on a trailing throttle, giving its driver options. The car never wants for stability. It’s just balanced and progressive enough to respond with some playful slip angle when you’ve had enough of slow in, fast out.”

Elsewhere he also noted the 220 Trophy “is the only car here with five doors and, by dint of that, the most practical” as well as “its chassis and steering are very special indeed”.

Cue the grand finale against the two other group winners, the new Civic Type R and MX-5 from Honda and Mazda. Scribe Matt Prior took over the wheel and, although the MX-5 ran out the winner, he still declared of the 220 Trophy: “Barrel into a bend at Bedford Autodrome and the Renault will slip at its front first, but judge the cornering speed well, trail the brakes in as you begin to turn, to settle the nose and lighten the loads on the rear, and the Trophy shows the kind of composure and throttle adjustability for which Renaultsport is righty renowned.”