The 2012 Geneva Motor Show press days are officially over, which would typically mean that the debuts have also come to an end, but Renault has chosen to go against the grain by unveiling a very cool Clio special edition after the fact. The new Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 was built as a tribute to Renault Sport Technologies and Renault Sport F1, and will be offered in limited edition to just five European countries. It will be priced at €27,900 (about $36,600 at the current exchange rates).

The new Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 is painted in a very cool Profond Black combined with Sirius Yellow F1-style blade, door mirror housings, and a diffuser. It has also been equipped with a set of 18" black Interlagos wheels wrapped around Bridgestone RE050A tires, the same as those fitted on the Megane R.S. Trophy which established a new lap record round the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife in June 2011. Under the hood of the special edition Clio is a 2.0 liter engine that delivers a total of 203 HP - or more than 100 Hp per liter.

The list of standard equipment includes: automatic climate control, automatic headlight activation, a hands-free card, yellow fabric Recaro bucket seats, a Renault Sport-badged gear lever knob, a personalized numbered plaque, and an audio connection box.

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  (570) posted on 04.16.2012

Cute! If only it isn’t dark, I’d say it’s a mini eco-friendly car!

  (444) posted on 04.13.2012

This is actually cute for a racing car! It isn’t obvious that it is fierce and powerful.

  (595) posted on 04.12.2012

Although I’m contented with the engine, I am not satisfied that the package is only optional.

  (580) posted on 03.30.2012

This car must be that important for Renault to neglect the motor show. Anyway, they’re not the only company not to present their respective automotive there.

  (453) posted on 03.21.2012

@BenBoston, maybe the engine they used is only for the viewing of this car. You can have the Clio with a stock engine and make it have an upgrade.

  (579) posted on 03.20.2012

It’s looking like a cute, exotic amphibian. About its engine, it’s amazing how it’s so dynamic for such a petite car.

  (762) posted on 03.19.2012

I like the engine they used. The technology provided here is optional, but I thought it was included within the package. 

  (727) posted on 03.16.2012

What a neat paint job! There aren’t many details for this car since it’s for viewing purposes only as of now.

  (1211) posted on 03.15.2012

This car is a tribute for Renault? So, that’s why they were out of the racing scene.

  (531) posted on 03.14.2012

I never paid enough attention to Renault, but now they’re definitely one of the car companies I should check out. This car is just too adorable for words.

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