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Sizzling Clio breaks cover

2005-08-10 09:36

There is no indication yet of the car's powertrain but Renault promises that it will be a worthy successor to the Clio RS 2.0 16V. It features Formula One genes too. This concept version is also very close to the real thing.

There is no doubt that the concept model looks the part of a true hot hatch. Although the car is recognisable as a Clio, it comes with some extreme sporty styling cues.

There are enlarged front and rear wings, as well as 18-inch wheels with massive brake discs and calipers.

A large, chrome-zinc-coloured air intake grille in the front bumper hints ate the potential of the .2.0 16V's naturally-aspirated engine developed by Renault Sport Technologies.

The radiator grille and the fog lights are also chromened, along with the door mirrors.

At the rear the diffuser follows the chrome-zinc theme and there are twin exhausts too.

The sporty aura continues on the inside where the car gets bucket seats and chrome trim.

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