Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7 announced

Renault Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 12.3.2012
Renault Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 12.3.2012

Priced from €27,900

Renault has introduced the special edition Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7.

Designed to highlight the brand's racing pedigree, the model has a Profond Black exterior with Sirius Yellow accents, a checkered roof decal and Red Bull badging. There's also 18-inch wheels with Bridgestone RE050A tires.

The cabin features Recaro sport seats, an individually-numbered plaque and an R.S. Monitor that displays "performance-related data - such as 0-100kph times and other information aimed at fine-tuning driving styles - in real time."

Power comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 203 PS (149 kW / 200 hp) and 215 Nm (159 lb-ft) of torque. It should enable the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).

The Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7 will be available in five countries - France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria - and French pricing starts at €27,900.

Renault Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7: quintessentially sporty

  • To celebrate its Formula 1 Constructors' world crown with Red Bull Racing in 2011, Renault Sport has released a limited edition version of Clio R.S.: Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7...
  • A vehicle dedicated to performance (Cup chassis, 18-inch black Interlagos wheels, R.S. Monitor, etc.), with forceful looks
  • Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 will be marketed in five countries: France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria. Order books open on March 14 in France where the car's tax-paid price will be €27,900

"Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 is a hot hatch combining stunning looks with the very latest features to have been developed by the wizards at Renault Sport Technologies," enthuses Jean-Maxime Boulanger, Clio Renault Sport Product Manager. "Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 is a dynamic car which will definitely turn heads. It is a tribute to the very close ties that exist between Renault Sport Technologies and Renault Sport F1!"

A powerful design and cutting-edge technologies
Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7, the latest limited-edition version of Clio R.S., capitalises on the basic model's acclaimed strengths, something which is sure not to escape sporting car and motorsport enthusiasts. Its 18-inch black Interlagos wheels are equipped with Bridgestone RE050A tyres, the same as those fitted to Mégane R.S. Trophy which established a new lap record round the Nürburgring's Nordschleife in June 2011. Its Profond Black body colour provides a striking contrast with its Sirius Yellow F1-style blade, door mirror housings and diffuser. Meanwhile, its two-litre 203-horsepower engine has been carefully tuned to deliver more than 100hp per litre! These sporty credentials are echoed by the Renault Sport chequered-pattern roof decal which combines with the Red Bull Racing badging on the doors.
These exterior features merely serve to highlight Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7's extreme, powerful stance.

High-end sporty interior appointments
Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7's excellence and aggressive, sporty looks are mirrored by an interior equipment package to match. The list includes automatic climate control, automatic headlight activation, a hands-free card, yellow fabric Recaro bucket seats, a Renault Sport-badged gear lever knob, a personalised numbered plaque and an audio connection box. It also features R.S. Monitor, an electronic on-board driving coach which displays performance-related data - such as 0-100kph times and other information aimed at fine-tuning driving styles - in real time. Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7's exceptional equipment specification is sure to find favour with owners who have a taste for technology and sporty performance.
The car eloquently showcases the transfer of skills between Renault's expertise in Formula 1 (Red Bull Racing, Lotus F1 Team, Caterham F1 Team and Williams F1 Team will all benefit from Renault power in 2012) and the brand's road cars.
Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 badge is the first limited edition in a series which go on to include Twingo R.S. and Mégane R.S.

Clio R.S. background information
Since its launch in the second half of 2006, Clio R.S. has been made in Dieppe, France, and is today marketed on four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. It was developed by Renault Sport Technologies and has always sought to stand out as a benchmark in hot hatch comparison tests. It is this approach which has led Clio R.S. to be fine-tuned over time thanks to a number of improvements, including the introduction of revised styling in 2009. Its career has been buoyed by the release on all its markets of bespoke limited editions versions like Clio R.S. Ange & Démon, R.S. 20th Anniversaire and the emblematic Gordini R.S.

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Comments (10)

alessandro alessandro
It is easy to pee on Renault when u never drew one and it comes nearby immpossible even to think about if you have some Renault-experience. Clio III is finally a nice piece of everyday ride. My wife have one, a new and well equipped version and it is her second Renault, previous was Megane I, 11 years at her service. Was good car too really.
Mar 15th, 2012 1:29pm
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alihijazi alihijazi
whatever they try to do it's a Renault in the end; there are cars that are better by far in this category
Mar 13th, 2012 10:27am
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Wojciech Wojciech
name one
Mar 13th, 2012 10:30am
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alihijazi alihijazi
OPEL Corsa OPC, Audi A1, Volkswagen Polo GTI,...
Mar 13th, 2012 10:32am
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alessandro alessandro
There is no such in real world, Wojciech.
Mar 15th, 2012 1:31pm
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Meilen Meilen
Have you never tried a Clio RS in Circuit ? Tried severall time in Nurburgring and I can tell you that a lot of car was unable to follow us. The car respond so well that I was amazed ... But it is true that they could have put more horse power for this special edition..
Mar 13th, 2012 10:31am
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alihijazi alihijazi
this is a special edition; they mock customers with shiny colors combined with matte black and serial numbers with this price we can buy a more powerful car than this silly clio
Mar 13th, 2012 10:39am
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livc44411 livc44411
you might not like the brand fair enough but to say that Corsa,A1 and Polo GTi are better cars...come on,we both know that is a lie. Honesty makes a man Alihijazi! Saying that, if you have never tried a Clio RS on a track and are just making negative comments out of thin air then i feel sorry for you, go and give the RS a go though
Mar 14th, 2012 1:16am
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
I understand what you are getting at when you talk about pricing, but I must say the Opel Corsa OPC, Audi A1 and VW Polo GTI comment was humorous...
Mar 14th, 2012 8:52am
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
Bloody hell Renault, more power wouldn't go astray with these special editions.
Mar 13th, 2012 7:48am
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