Renault Clio R.S. 16

Monaco’s famous Grand Prix circuit is the site for a first look at a new concept car driven by Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen today.

Finding the ideal way to house the engine, transmission and cooling system of the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R was a significant challenge, say the designers. The exhaust system was also revised as a function of the engine’s potential, while the suspension was engineered to match the car’s performance characteristics. Careful attention was paid to the sound produced by the car, too, and an Akrapovič twin exhaust system was selected.

The design and development team dealt successfully with the constraints inherent in the Clio R.S. 16 project (body widened by 60mm, 19-inch wheels and optimisation of the engine cooling system) to produce an expressive, sporty stance. The result is enhanced by an LED R.S. VISION chequered-pattern lighting signature featuring exclusive multi-faceted reflector technology. Renault Sport’s trademark Sirius yellow has been combined with gloss black details to mirror the livery of Renault Sport Formula One Team’s R.S. 16 F1 single-seaters.

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