This new Clio, the was based on the 3 door Clio II shell however had numerous features over the standard car including wider arches, restyled bumpers, side skirts and inch OZ F1 alloy wheels. Power was delivered by the F4R engine, a 2. Power was delivered to the wheels via a JC five-speed manual gearbox. The also featured interior changes over the standard car including Half Leather, Half Alcantara seats embossed with the RenaultSport logo and the car also came standard with manually controlled Air Conditioning. A limited edition of the Phase 1 was produced and known as the Clio Exclusive.
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This new Clio, the was based on the 3 door Clio II shell however had numerous features over the standard car including wider arches, restyled bumpers, side skirts and inch OZ F1 alloy wheels. Power was delivered by the F4R engine, a 2. Power was delivered to the wheels via a JC five-speed manual gearbox. The also featured interior changes over the standard car including Half Leather, Half Alcantara seats embossed with the RenaultSport logo and the car also came standard with manually controlled Air Conditioning.
A limited edition of the Phase 1 was produced and known as the Clio Exclusive. This was limited to units, all of this "Exclusive" edition were Scarab Green, featured BBS alloy wheels and a full leather interior as opposed to the half-leather half Alcantara seats featured in the standard car. This facelift of the Clio included redesigned front and rear bumpers, the front bumper falling in line with the style of the face-lifted Clio II. The rear bumper was now less rounded and featured a strip of ABS plastic effectively splitting the bumper into two.
The lights, bonnet and boot lid were also matched to the face-lifted Clio II. The interior was also changed to closer match that of the face-lifted Clio II, the seats were slightly revised however still featured the same Half Leather, Half Alcantara fabrics and the embossed RenaultSport logo. One new feature that the Phase 2 featured was automatic climate control as opposed to the manual air-conditioning featured in the Phase 1. The dashboard featured Silver interior trims and the steering wheel included a plastic insert featuring the RenaultSport logo.
The gear shifter was changed from the metal ball featured on the Phase 1 to a Leather wrapped shifter with a silver coloured insert on the top. The Phase 2 also featured increased equipment including automatic Xenon headlights and headlight washers, Rain Sensing wipers a six-disc CD changer, and it also included side-impact airbags integrated into the seats.
The facelift of the also brought about a number of changes to the engine of the car. The airbox was also redesigned to be much more square than the original airbox. A revised version of the JC5 gearbox, the JC was introduced in this version of the Clio , which revised JC5 featured a shorter final drive to counter the increased weight of the face-lifted The catalytic converter, which on the PH1 had been dual barrel was reduced to a single barrel and featured 2 lambda sensors, one before and one after the catalytic converter.
The biggest change to the PH2 over the PH1 was the introduction of an electric throttle. This meant the Idle Control Valve of the PH1 was no longer required leading to a minor redesign of the intake manifold. The vast majority of cars were produced in D43 Mondial Blue metallic with a limited run of around 90 cars being produced in Iceberg Silver metallic. The Cup, originally built for Gr. N homologation of the Clio was differentiated from the "non cup" by its lack of many of the luxuries included in the regular car.
The rain sensing wipers and solar reflective coated windscreen were also omitted from the Cup. However the car had features not before seen on a production version of the , which included lightweight inch Speedline Turini alloy wheels, matte blue door strips, ABS plastic "Cup" front splitter and a restyled "Cup" rear spoiler.
The dash strips which were silver on the regular car were painted to match the outside of the car. This was achieved by the removal of a majority of sound deadening from the car alongside thinner glass to reduce weight even further. One large difference was also the lack of air conditioning which was a standard fit component on the regular , which typically led to the cup producing more power due to the engine having less ancillaries to drive.
This however was reintroduced as an optional extra later in the production run of the Cup. The 0—60 time of the Cup was officially marketed by Renault as being 6. Due to the lack of ABS the brake bias of the car was fixed by way of disconnecting the rear axle compensator, within the UK this often lead to the cars failing the MOT test, VOSA eventually issued an advisory to prevent this from happening. The inserts of the headlights were changed from Black to Grey, new wheels styles were introduced and new colour options were added with others being dropped.
The basic design of the car stayed the same with only minor changes. The Six-Disc CD changed was dropped as standard equipment however was still available as a cost option. The Clio RS featured a lot more changes than the regular Clio.
The engine was again revised and became the F4R The difference between the F4R and F4R was a revised oil breather setup meaning the intake manifold found on a would not fit a This increase in power was thanks to the addition of a Manifold and high flow cell sports catalytic converter. The spare wheel well was removed and replaced with a flat floor to make way for the new dual exit exhaust featured on the Minor revisions were made to the interior, the perforated texture of the Alcantara on the seats now featured white dots.
The car also featured a new 8 spoke wheel design which came in Silver on a regular car and Anthracite on a "Cup Packed" car. The rarest optional extra available was the Carminat Sat-Nav which was fitted to very few cars. This was one of two cup packs available, the other being the Cup Chassis. This Cup Chassis pack included a strengthened hub with 60mm spacing on the strut bolt holes as opposed 54mm on non cup packed cars.
The Cup Chassis also featured lowered suspension with stiffer shocks and springs and an anthracite version of the standard alloy wheels. The Cup lacked the automatic Xenon headlights and headlight washer jets, climate control rear footwell heater vents were also removed , illuminated sun visors, Solar Reflective Windscreen and Automatic Wipers. The engine cover and sill plates were removed and the steering wheel was downgraded to no longer include the RenaultSport Logo or rubber thumb grips.
Carpet and headlining were downgraded to basic specification and even the documentation wallet was changed from faux leather to cloth. Sound deadening was removed from the Cup, the horn was downgraded from a twin to single unit and the interior light no longer included a map reading function. Despite all of these reductions in specification the Cup was still considerably heavier than the previous Cup, meaning this version of the Clio II RS was considered one of the least desirable versions.
This version was based on the Cup and featured the same strengthened hubs with 60 mm bolt spacing. Originally only cars were to be produced for the UK market however an additional 50 were produced to be sold in Switzerland. At the time, believing there was no market for this version of the Clio, the Marketing Department of Renault France failed to order a Trophy.
The biggest difference however between the Cup and Trophy was the inclusion of Sachs Remote-Reservoir dampers. The basic principle of a Remote-Reservoir damper is that because there is a separate reservoir for the gas or oil which fills the shock they can either be of a reduced length or can house a longer rod, this means that the sizing of the shock can be optimised for the application in which it is being used. The car is heavier than its predecessor, but the acceleration figures are slightly improved due to a combination of more power, torque and the new six-speed gearbox with shorter gearing according to the official figures published on the Renaultsport website www.
This has been made possible by tweaks to the exhaust system, valve timing and ECU also stated to give a slight increase in fuel economy. Acceleration figures are expected to be slightly improved due to shorter gearing in 1, 2 and 3 and enhancements have been made to the cup chassis including making the steering rack more responsive. Cosmetic enhancements include the addition of larger tailpipes protruding slightly from the rear diffuser, i.
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