RenaultSport Clio revs into townPOSTED BY admin ON 16 February 2012
Just when you thought you have seen the last of the naturally-aspirated performance cars with a manual transmission, TC Euro Cars launches the Renault Clio RS200.
Priced at RM199,000, the Clio RS200 is a improved version of the RenaultSport tuned Clio RS197 which was introduced in Malaysia in 2008.
The 2-litre engine now puts out 198hp, up from 194hp, and is specified with the “Cup” chassis package which include a 7mm lowered ride height, slightly stiffer suspension setup, quicker steering, and higher torsional rigidity.
According to Reza Mutalib, general manager of TC Euro Cars, the Clio RS version Malaysian buyers will be getting will be the limited edition “Ange & Demon” edition in matt grey.
“So far we have planned to bring in just six units of the Clio RS in the first batch, as the “Ange & Demon” version is only limited to 666 units worldwide,” explained Reza.
The Clio RS will come with many familiar bits from its bigger brother, the Megane RS250, such as the Recaro sports seats, RS Monitor, and 18-inch ‘Interlagos’ wheels in matt black.
Specifications of the Clio RS200
Engine: 1,998cc 4-cylinder 16v, F4R RS
Max Power: 198hp @ 7,100rpm
Max Torque: 215Nm @ 5,400rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual, front-wheel drive