Renault’s new five-door Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo will be priced from £18,995 with orders starting on April 8 and deliveries starting in June.
The pricing puts the Clio Renaultsport £100 below the manual Peugeot 208 GTi and is £1,055 below the DSG-equipped five-door Volkswagen Polo GTI.
Customers can choose from two models the standard Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC and a Lux trim for £19,995. The new model will hit 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds.
Equipment includes a six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) gearbox with aluminium gearshift paddles fixed on the steering column, three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Race (ESC disconnected off and gearshifts solely manual), launch control and multi-change down function.
Exterior features include 17-inch or 18-inch Renaultsport alloy wheels, rear diffuser and lip spoiler, F1-style front blade and rectangular chrome twin exhausts. Customers wishing to make it stand out even more can opt for Renault i.d. metallic paint, in either liquid yellow or flame red hues. The standard tyre is Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2.
The Lux trim adds 4x35W Arkamys 3D Sound audio system plus two tweeters, R-Link multimedia system with TomTom Live navigation, auto lights, wipers, climate control, electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors, extra tinted rear windows and tailgate, plus electric rear windows.
Both trim levels also feature one extra new addition, Renaultsport Sound Pipe. The new system works by transmitting the engine noise into the cabin via a pipe, which amplifies it mechanically using a membrane.
A Cup chassis can be specified for £450 which features a 3mm lowered ride height, 15% stiffer chassis and quicker steering rack, red brake callipers and gloss black 18-inch Renaultsport wheels shod with Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tyres.