The French company, Renault, announced that it has cracked open its ordering books and are now accepting the orders that come through for the Clio Gordini RS. The Clio Gordini RS model is set to go on sale this June. In France, the model will be priced at €26,400.

Like the Twingo Gordini RS, the new Clio Gordini RS is distinguished by a Malte Blue body colour, gloss black front bumper centre section and rear diffuser, glacier white F1-style front splitter and exterior mirror housings, 17-inch BeBop aluminium alloy wheels with the choice of black or blue inserts, a Malte Blue rear spoiler, and satin-finish chrome side air extractors.

The interior will get blue and black leather Gordini-embossed upholstery, leather-trimmed steering wheel, Gordini-badged metal gearlever knob and blue gaiter, gloss black centre console, fascia inserts and air vents, and Gordini-badged carpet mats.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Order books for Clio Gordini R.S., which is due to go on sale in June, are now open. In France, prices for Clio Gordini RS start from €26,400. As is the case for its smaller sibling, Twingo, Clio Gordini R.S. is essentially a Renault Sport model. Its equipment specification features all the best features of the mainstream Clio range, plus an unmistakable ’French Touch’:

· Its Malte Blue body colour is set off by its celebrated white stripes with a’G’ motif, as well as White and gloss Black details:

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  • Gloss Black front bumper centre section and rear diffuser,
  • Glacier White F1-style front splitter,
  • Glacier White exterior mirror housings,
  • diamond-effect 17-inch BeBop aluminium alloy wheels with the choice of black or blue inserts,
  • ’Gordini Series’ badging on the body sides,
  • Malte Blue rear spoiler,
  • satin-finish chrome side air extractors.

· The Gordini touch is very visible inside the car, too, thanks to its striking blue and black interior trim:

  • blue and black leather* Gordini-embossed upholstery,
  • leather-trimmed** steering wheel: upper part in blue, with two white stripes indicating the straight-ahead position,
  • Gordini-badged metal gearlever knob and blue gaiter,
  • Dark Charcoal front and rear door trims with visible grey stitching,
  • numbered Gordini plate,
  • visible stitching to the fascia,
  • white rev-counter,
  • Gloss Black centre console, fascia inserts and air vents,
  • Gordini-badged carpet mats.
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Clio Gordini R.S. can also be ordered in Profond Black, Glacier White or Pearlescent Givre.

A QUALITY PACKAGE

The latest version of Clio is manufactured at the Alpine-Renault factory in Dieppe, Normandy, and comes with all the features developed by Renault Sport Technologies for Clio R.S. to do justice to Gordini’s glorious motor sport heritage.

The powertrain of Clio Gordini R.S. functions in perfect harmony with its ultra-efficient chassis to deliver outstanding driving enjoyment. Indeed, the wizards at Renault Sport Technologies have received numerous awards for their work on Clio R.S. which is widely acclaimed as the most efficient hot hatch in its class.

Clio Gordini R.S. packs all the ingredients that have helped forged the success of Renault Sport models over the years:

- * specific running gear and Sport chassis: the independent steering axis front suspension arrangement guarantees precise handling and traction in all conditions,
- * powerful, fade-free braking thanks to Brembo callipers and large discs,
- * a high-performance normally-aspirated engine: with a power output of more than 100hp/litre, its
peak power is 147.5kW (203hp), yet combined cycle fuel consumption stands at a very reasonable 8.2 litres/100km, equivalent to 195g of CO2/km.

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AN EQUIPMENT PACKAGE WORTHY OF MUCH BIGGER CARS

Clio Gordini R.S.’s equipment specification puts it at the very top of its class:

  • diamond-effect 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels with black inserts,
  • additional cornering lights,
  • driver and front passenger front airbags + lateral driver and front passenger thorax airbags + front and rear head curtain airbags + anti-submarining airbags incorporated in front seat cushions,
  • electrically operated, heated and folding exterior mirrors,
  • Carminat TomTom® navigation, incorporating IQ Routes™*,
  • cruise control with speed limiter,
  • hands-free card,
  • automatic climate control,
  • automatic headlamp activation and rain sensor,
  • fully disconnectable ESP, with traction control and understeer control,
  • 4x20W radio with steering wheel-mounted fingertip remote control, single CD player with MP3 playback and separate display,
  • Plug&Music connectivity (USB, 3.5mm jack) for iPod® or MP3 player, plus audio streaming,
  • extra-tinted rear glass,
  • Gordini-badged carpet mats.

Options:

  • Heated front seats €210
  • Panoramic opening roof (without white stripes) €590
  • Diamond-effect 17-inch BeBop aluminium alloy wheels with blue inserts €100
  • Rear parking proximity sensors €250
  • Malte Blue or Profond Black metallic paint €410
  • Pearlescent Givre paint €1,600
What do you think?
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20 comments:

  (396) posted on 06.26.2012

I realized that it’ll look just right if the white streaks on its exterior be removed.

  (531) posted on 04.27.2012

I pictured it without those streaks of white paint, and I think it would be better without them. Its exterior and interior are complementary, so that’s stylish enough for me.

  (498) posted on 01.5.2012

Aesthetically, the car looks awesome and the carbon-fiber richness in the interior makes it more luxurious! The styling is great expect for the performance.

  (728) posted on 12.27.2011

Yeah, I agree it looks better than its predecessor, but I think they forgot to mention about performance of this car? However, I wonder how much this car will cost if all the options below are added.

  (333) posted on 11.2.2011

If I’m not mistaken it is not really the original design of Clio Gordini R.S. Anyway, I have to agree that this one, is absolutely looking great on its aesthetic design.

  (448) posted on 10.25.2011

I can say that I really love this original version of Gordini than to its latest version. Well, it is more a good-looking car for me on its aesthetic design, and the specs of this one is quite cool!

  (320) posted on 10.10.2011

The aggressiveness that this Renault Clio had been quite impressive and very appealing to me. Even the interior seems so great and fabulous also. Well, I just hope that it also had an impressive figure performance.

  (194) posted on 09.1.2011

Clio Gordini really had the impressive looks, well, I find it such a satisfying car. The specs of this car that the article elaborate is really impressive and great!

  (714) posted on 08.26.2011

Well, I have to say that I’m not impressed with the figure performance of the car. Plus, it has an elegant and luxurious styling of exterior.

  (528) posted on 08.26.2011

I’m really impressed with the awesome production of this car. The specs detail is great. BTW, I like the futuristic styling of thi

  (858) posted on 08.1.2011

Agreed. They have an impressive styling on the Renault and powerful output. It’s a good thing that they have offered a elegant design on its interior.

  (762) posted on 08.1.2011

Hell! The styling of the car is quite an impressive production version! The styling was great as well as its engine performance. The car has an amazing specs and interior though I don’t like the design of its center console.

  (248) posted on 07.28.2011

Agreed. It has an impressive speed performance. However, the bad side of special edition was they don’t have something "special" to offer for they only make a minor upgrade for the vehicle.

  (449) posted on 07.28.2011

As expected from the Renault, it has an awesome styling for its interior and exterior. The specs is quite reliable. IMO, this would be a good choice for hatchback vehicle.

  (515) posted on 04.8.2011

Actually, the engine performance was mentioned above and I can conclude that this car is kind of gas guzzler, 8 liter is too much.

  (313) posted on 03.25.2011

When buying a car, the first thing that I been considering is the speed performance which basically not mentioned in above. I think Renault focus more on the accessory and modification for the exterior of the car.

  (745) posted on 08.26.2010

It’s cute but I don’t know about its performance on the road.

  (129) posted on 07.21.2010

What happened to the other analog dial to the left of the tach?

  (612) posted on 05.7.2010

Whats the Hp it never mentioned about showing it? It looks great but if it can’t match the 500’s pace. I’m not to worried if it doesn’t come to N/A but I would always love to see more small car’s after all the more competitors. The more they have to strive to be number in the end that means better product for all concerned.

  (274) posted on 05.6.2010

This car looks more interesting than the previous one, because the front gear are really perfectly customize and the rims are also appropriate with the body structure and color.

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