The famous Gordini stripes with a modern twist are now available on the Renault Clio with the introduction in the UK of the Renault Clio Gordini 200.
Following in the recent slipstream of the Renault Twingo Gordini 133, Renault Clio Gordini 200 will appeal to the ever-growing number of drivers who are looking for a luxurious and sporting small car with an unmistakable French flair:
Renault Clio Gordini 200 features a Renault i.d. Malta Blue metallic finish with twin white racing stripes on the bonnet, roof and tailgate, in keeping with its famous predecessors. The front bumper is enhanced with a gloss black centre section and white F1-style 'blade'. The door mirrors are also highlighted in white. This exclusive exterior styling package is completed by 17-inch Gordini alloy wheels with a polished face and black inner rim. 'Gordini Series' badging finishes the exclusive exterior design.
The same Gordini spirit continues inside thanks to Renaultsport seats in dark grey leather with blue details and Gordini-embossed logo. Blue detailing continues on the gearlever gaiter and Gordini-badged gearknob. The steering wheel is finished in blue and dark grey leather with two white stripes to indicate the centre point. The fascia features a white rev counter and the effect is completed with black gloss finish to the centre console, fascia inserts and air vent surrounds.
An exclusive plate will show the build number of the 500 exclusive examples that will come to the UK.
Renault Clio Gordini 200 is based on the Renaultsport 200. This is celebrated for being great fun to drive, in no small part due to its chassis that perfectly matches its highly potent engine. The wizards at Renault Sport Technologies have been lauded many times for their development work on Clio Renaultsport which the motoring Press has acknowledged as the best car in its class.
The Renault Clio Gordini version packs all the ingredients that have helped make Renaultsport models such a success:
- a choice of two bespoke chassis - Renault Clio Gordini 200 has a standard 'sport' chassis, but the Cup suspension is available as an option,
- 'Perfohub' front suspension featuring an independent steering axis front arrangement that guarantees traction and steering accuracy in all circumstances
- Powerful, fade-free braking with Brembo calipers
- a high-performance, naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre engine generating 200hp
In addition, Renault Clio Gordini 200 features climate control, curtain airbags, anti-submarining airbags, automatic headlight and wiper activation, cruise control, speed limiter, ESC, 4x20W radio-CD with Bluetooth hands free system with fingertip remote control and multifunctional TunePoint with USB connection, heated and electrically folding door mirrors, double optic headlamps with additional cornering lights, Renault hands free card for automatic unlocking and engine start, height and reach adjustable steering column and extra-tinted rear windows.
Customers can personalise their Renault Clio Gordini 200 with a choice of two other exterior colours. Pearl Black is available with white Gordini stripes or Glacier white with anthracite Gordini stripes and anthracite for the door mirrors and front blade. Should a customer wish, the Gordini stripes can be deleted. Customers can also choose from Gordini wheels with a blue inner rim (£100), Cup chassis (lower ride height, stiffer springs and dampers, red finish to the Brembo brake calipers, quicker steering rack - £410), Carminat TomTom satellite navigation (£460), rear parking sensors (£310) or electric panoramic glass sunroof (£615).
Renault Clio Gordini 200 is available to order now at £19,650 on the road with first deliveries arriving here in July 2010.Published 17 June 2010