New Special Edition Clio RS18

Discussion in 'Clio General Chat' started by suj, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. suj

    suj Gold Member

    548
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197

  2. CallorFold

    CallorFold Platinum Member

    954
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Pretty weak considering it's celebrating 40 YEARS of F1..... can't help but think they could've done more than a few stickers, a number plaque and a different material on the steering wheel... guess they threw and Akra on it at least...
     
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  3. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    So some stickers and numbered plaques but no extra power or anything special to distinguish it from a regular clio sport. Just another r27 then. Yawn.
     
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  4. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    My thoughts exactly..was hoping for something bat shit crazy to release alongside the Meg..
     
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  5. suj

    suj Gold Member

    548
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    I'm with you guys, with the name RS18 I expected it to be a batshit crazy RS16 type thing....nope!
     
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  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    disappointing..sorry..
     
  7. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
    OFFICAL; RENAULT THEM SELVES ARE TEAM BLACK:blackdiamond:
     
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  8. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    :shocked:
     
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  9. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    2
    TOTAL.PANTS????????
     
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  10. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    How underwhelming....
     
  11. RSPez

    RSPez Gold Member

    220
    Shrewsbury
    Storm grey Clio 200.
    Dosnt even come with recaros or brembo's.............
     
  12. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    They must be having a laugh. What on earth is this and what is Renault Sport thinking? I know that R27 was not special but at least it had Recaros and cup chassis which were introduced for the first time on the mk3.

    But this is even worse! An after market exhaust, alcantara steering wheel and decals? Blimey they are losing the plot.
     
  13. Marsch

    Marsch

    498
    Berlin, Germany
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    Not sure about the Recaros but from what I get Brembos never were an option for the 200T/220T. That's presumably why you don't see them now.

    This new edition just carries the F1 heritage over from the R27 and RB7. The Mk IV never really was a hardcore sport hot hatch like at least some of the Mk III versions are. I haven't and wouldn't expect anything in that direction, really. That some "collection" editions would be released was to be expected as it was the case at the end of the Mk III production and I'm actually looking forward to possibly see one or two more.
     
  14. RSPez

    RSPez Gold Member

    220
    Shrewsbury
    Storm grey Clio 200.
    Couldn't agree more. Was excited when I first seen the pictures then slowly realised it wasn't to get to excited about.
    Not that I could afford a MK4, it's nice to see what and when they could come up with.
    The no increase in power is also disappointing.

    Pez
     
  15. Marsch

    Marsch

    498
    Berlin, Germany
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    Mk III special editions never had "moaarrr power" than normal ones. So why should this one?

    I know the whole R.S.16 not going to be produced thing sucks and the R.S.18 name surely cuts into this open wound but to carp about no power increase and things that also weren't available for earlier versions is a bit wrong IMO.

    Btw, is "Storm Grey" a special colour or something official? If the latter what's the code for this colour?
     
  16. R11HOY

    R11HOY Paid Member

    228
    Conlig County Down Northern Ireland
    Renaultsport Clio 197 (2008)
    Must say "WHY 4 DOOR" does nothing for it and agree just not good enough renault.....must try harder 3/10:blackdiamond:
     
  17. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Storm Grey, only available on the clio 200, code KNQ
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  18. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    2
    4 doors are fine covers grandchild and track days
     
  19. Marsch

    Marsch

    498
    Berlin, Germany
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    You Brits and your special designations are driving me nuts.

    OV KNQ: Gris Asphalte - Asphalt Grey - Tarmac Grey

    Storm grey...pffff.
     
  20. Marsch

    Marsch

    498
    Berlin, Germany
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    Accidently bumped into #4 today. Some pics...

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    Looks good (except for the winter wheels of course).
     

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