Renault Clio V6. Dubai Autodrome

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The Renault Clio V6 was based on the Clio Mk II although as you can see it shared very little if any parts with that car. The 3.0 V6 engine, sourced from the Renault Laguna (an evolution version is in the 350Z?!) was upgraded to around 230 PS (169 kW; 227 bhp) and placed in the middle of the vehicle where the more ordinary Clios have rear seats.

The Clio V6 Phase 1 was facelifted in late 2003 in line with the 3rd generation Clio, and was extensively reworked following criticisms of the original Clio V6’s handling (especially in the wet). The new vehicle had an upgraded 255 PS (188 kW; 252 bhp) V6, but also much more understeer than the Phase 1 due to a reworking of the suspension by TWR.

This little cheeky Clio V6 show’s it’s face every so often down at the Autodrome so catching it was a must. It sounded great and I imagine was a bit of giggle around a dusty slippy track.


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