We’re quite aware that the Geneva Motor Show is going to be a busy time in the industry. With so many debuts that are scheduled during the show, it’s easy to see a lot of models get lost in the shuffle.
That’s the nature of an event like Geneva, but one car we know is going to get its well-deserved shine is the Renault Clio RS Monaco GP.
The special edition model is going to make its debut in Geneva and while we do admire the look of the Clio RS’ standard guise, we’re a little disappointed that the Clio RS Monaco GP didn’t carry a little more modifications to it.
From what this single photo of the Clio RS Monaco GP is showing us, the car is sporting an exclusive White Frost Pearl exterior paint finish with some nice glossy touches on the front grille, mirror casings, window surrounds and the lower section of the front bumper. Those are some pretty slick details and further highlighted by a new set of 18-inch five-spoke alloys.
No interior photos have been released, but word has it that the Clip RS Monaco GP will be sporting a white dashboard and door panels to go with Renault’s RS Monitor that lets drivers record lap times and carry other performance data.
Power comes by way of a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Taken into consideration the Clip RS Monaco GP can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 143 mph.
Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Renault Clio RS
Renault’s flagship compact car, the Clio, has become quite a popular model for the French automaker.Drawing similar body lines to the 2012 model, the 2013 Clio does have a hint of aggressiveness to it, even if some people believe that it orders on exaggeration.
But hey, the Clio still looks a lot like what you’d expect from Renault, and for better or worse, that’s a good thing.
Just like the 2012 Clio, the 2013 Clio will be available as a 5-door hatchback, but unlike the 2012 model, there is no three-door option.
Under the hood, the 2013 Clio will come standard with a 0.9-liter (900 cc) three-cylinder engine that uses a tiny turbocharger to pump its output to an impressive-for-its-size 90 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 99 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. There is also an optional 1.5-liter dCi turbo diesel engine that delivers 90 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 220Nm/162 lb-ft of torque available from 1,750rpm. And finally, the car will also have a normally-aspirated 1.6 turbocharged engine that produces 120 horsepower and 140 pound-ft of torque from 1,750rpm.