07/08/2019

Race, rally & rallycross options for new competition-spec 'Gen 5' Clio

Renault Sport Racing’s unrivalled history for producing cars for and organising motor sport categories using competition-specification versions of its road models has entered a new chapter with the launch of 'All-New (fifth generation) CLIO.
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There has been growing interest from teams and drivers – including a number in the UK – since RSR allowed guests and media to get a first glimpse of the competition-spec car via a virtual presentation at June's French Formula 1 Grand Prix event.

However, while a number of race championships are expected to be run for the All-New CLIO across Europe, it will significantly also be available for customers to use in rallying and rallycross.

This will be achievable by purchasing dedicated ‘kits’: Clio Cup, Clio Rally or Clio RX.

It means the same car could, in theory, be used across all three disciplines as one kit is swapped for another.

The car is fitted with a highly efficient 1.3 turbocharged (TCe) engine developed by Renault Sport.

CLICK HERE to download a brochure about the car.

ALSO HERE to watch June's virtual presentation.

The first physical versions of the car in race, rally and rallycross specification are expected to be seen shortly after the summer with commercialisation – the ability to place orders – from October onwards.

Ever since its conception in the early Nineties, Renault’s CLIO model has been among the most popular cars of choice across racing and rallying around the world.

These range from the mighty CLIO Maxi rally cars of the mid-Nineties through to CLIO 172s, 182s, 197s and 200s/220s used on track and stage by thousands of privateer customers in a variety of series and championships, including those officially supported by Renault Sport.

Those interested in the competition version and speification of the All-New CLIO should contact appointed Renault Sport UK importer R.Sport Ltd:

Denise Trigg or John Millett
Tel: +44 (0)7733 330421 or +44 (0)7990 520010
Email: r_sport_uk@hotmail.com