This is the fierce or sporty version of the Clio, tuned by the great masters of Renaultsport. It follows an easy format – it’s a three-door Clio with a 2.0-litre engine and has a tuned performance chassis to make it exciting to drive. A true example of a what a hot hatch really is.
The original model has a meaty 197bhp, while the updated version – introduced in early May 2009 – offers an even better 200bhp along with a fierce looking front end. It still achieves 0-62mph in under 7 seconds, which is truly immense. Unfortunately due to the stiff suspension the ride is not as comfortable as it should be.