New Renault Clio Renaultsport V6 255

Exclusive New Clio Renaultsport V6 255, Geared To Driving Pleasure

With a two-seat layout and a V6 engine transversely installed in the mid-rear position, New Clio V6 255 is an exclusive sporting model designed to offer the maximum amount of pleasure: pleasure in owning a distinctive car, and pleasure in using a new, communicative chassis, and an engine that loves being run at high speeds and delivers 255bhp, ideally mated to a sports-type six-speed gearbox.

New Clio V6 255 offers unusually high performance, notably with a 0-62 mph time of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 153mph compared to 6.4 seconds and 147mph in the first 230bhp Clio V6.

Featuring a unique design, Clio V6 255 displays an even more incisive front end by adopting the styling of the latest-generation Clio. The front bumper, grille, bonnet and twin-unit xenon headlamps are entirely new. The very slender headlamp units are installed in new extended front wings which accommodate the one inch larger 18-inch tyres mounted on Oz "Superturismo" wheels with a polished finish. The wheels completely fill the wheel arch openings and, with the increased wheelbase, are moved out well towards the four corners of the car.

The design of the rear has also evolved. The shortened radio aerial has been moved to the rear of the roof and the rear lamp clusters are now of the "crystal" type. The logo is displayed at the centre of the rear hatch and incorporates the hatch release. The new rear spoiler, longer and higher, extends the flow-line of the roof.

The double exhaust pipe, now chrome-finished, and the air intakes with wide square mesh grille covers emphasise this sporting appearance and makes the rear of the Clio V6 255 very distinctive. The grilles augment the flow through the new Titanium Grey side scoops, and the bumper's lower section is generously perforated. Cooling and air supply to the engine is thus optimised.

New Clio V6 255’s exciting new design, features flowing lines that result in a more favourable CdA ratio. The optimisation of the front end air intakes and the smooth bumper with vertical lower section improves the distribution of airflow. Together with the new rear spoiler, this considerably increases aerodynamic downforce for greater efficiency.

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Published : 06/05/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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