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2018 Renault Clio RS 18

A new, aggressively-styled limited-edition Clio, inspired by the world of Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Date Published: 12 Jan 2018
2018 Renault Clio RS 18

Renault Sport is pleased to announce the launch of the new limited-edition Renault Clio RS 18, named after Renault Sport Formula One Team’s 2018 challenger. It proudly echoes the black-and-yellow livery of Renault’s most iconic F1 cars and is squarely aimed at motorsport enthusiasts and serious collectors.

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

Derived from the Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy – the most potent car of the Clio R.S. range – Renault Sport’s latest offering embodies Renault Sport Formula One Team’s ambitions and takes its inspiration from motor racing’s premier series which saw Renault celebrate the 40th anniversary of its involvement in 2017. The newcomer follows in the wheel tracks of a number of other limited-edition Clio RS models that have paid tribute to Renault’s successes in Formula 1 over the years.

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18“Renault Sport customers share our passion for motorsport. With this limited-edition model – which is based on the technical foundations of the Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy – we are proud to be able to offer them the very best of our engineering expertise. Its sporting credentials are expressed by a number of design flourishes drawn directly from the world of Formula 1. The Renault Clio RS18 is an eloquent illustration of the close bond that exists between our motorsport activities and our road cars.” - Quentin Audiffren, Clio RS Product Manager, Renault Sport Cars

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

The world of Renault Sport Formula One Team packed into a Clio RS.

The RS18 badging on the front doors, plus the grey decals and new RS double-diamond logo on the roof are a direct reference to Renault Sport Formula One Team and the single-seater it will race in 2018. Meanwhile, hints of Renault Sport’s iconic Sirius Yellow for the F1-style front blade, protective side mouldings and wheel centre caps produce a striking contrast with the Deep Black body colour. The rear badging, front bumper, Renault diamond and RS logo on the bumper are entirely black, a touch that is exclusive to this car. The diffuser’s Deep Black finish adds to the car’s forceful stance.

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18On the inside, the premium feel of this limited-edition version is evident from the outset. The RS-branded door sill is numbered, while the Alcantara/leather-trimmed steering wheel and carbon fibre-effect air vent surrounds contribute to the cabin’s sporty feel. Renault Sport carpet mats are standard.

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 18Needless to say, the Renault Clio RS 18 has inherited the Renault Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy’s punch thanks to its 220-horsepower engine which features a torque boost function for peak torque of 280Nm. Meanwhile, its Trophy chassis has been lowered and stiffened, its front dampers incorporate hydraulic compression stops and its steering is even sharper and more direct. The Renault Clio RS 18 is equipped as standard with an Akrapovic exhaust, ensuring a powerful engine sound and dynamic pick-up.

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