Renault Clio RS hatchback has got a RS16 modification

May 27, 2016 in the framework of the Monaco Grand Prix was held a presentation of the most extreme version of the hot hatch of Renault Clio RS, which was named RS16. Renault officials said that the development of new products was carried out over the past five months. Renault Clio RS16 equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine and cooling system on track Megane RS 275 the R-Trophy. Working in tandem with six mechanics, a motor capable of developing 275 hp and 360 Nm, but the dynamic characteristics of the model are not specified yet. The French also did their best to facilitate the construction of special version. To do this, they removed the rear seats, and the standard battery is replaced with a lithium-ion counterpart, which was on 15 kg lighter. Novelty was extended by 60 mm gauge and aerodynamic body kit that increases the downforce of the car at high speeds. The front suspension with aluminum adjustable Ohlins dampers firm for Clio Renault RS16 borrowed from the Megane Trophy-R, and a reinforced rear – taken from the rally Clio R3T. In addition, extreme hatchback received Akrapovic exhaust system, Brembo brakes and 19-inch wheels, “shod” in Michelin Pilot Sport SP2 tires dimension 235/35. At the moment, Renault Clio RS16 is positioned as a concept, and the decision to launch the car in the series will be made in July/August of 2016. If the French decide to establish the modification issue, then let it be either the Alpine factory in the French Dieppe, or a third-party company, which Renault will provide all the necessary components. Theoretically, auto assembly can begin as early as the end of the year, with the RS16 circulation will be severely limited at the level of 200-250 copies. Recorded no prices.

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