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Brand New 220HP Renault Clio Cup Race Car Is Coming

Brand New 220HP Renault Clio Cup Race Car Is Coming

Brand New 220HP Renault Clio Cup Race Car Is Coming
July 25
08:49 2013

The Renault Clio Cup is among the favorite race series for young talents and low budget hobby drivers, and now they can start saving the money for the brand new Renault Clio Cup race car. The car replaces the older Clio that was on the racetracks since 2006. The car was built upon the latest gen Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC, and it features a roll cage, a monocoque chassis and an aerodynamic package that significantly improves handling at high speeds.

Renault Clio Cup

Renault Clio Cup

For example, the rear spoiler of the Renault Clio Cup race car generates 40 kg (88 lbs) down force at 120 mph (193 km/h). The scoop on the roof provides fresh air in the heated driver compartment, and engineers chose the rollcage to be welded, not bolted: thanks to this small improvement, the cage is stronger, and the car handles better in tight corners.

Under the bonnet of the Renault Clio Cup race car, there is a 1.6-liter direct-injected turbo engine tuned by Oreca Magny-Cours. Its 220 hp and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque is driven to the asphalt through a Sadev six-speed sequential transmission capable of shifting gears as fast as 100 milliseconds. Drivers can choose between classic gear sticks or steering-wheel paddles.

Renault Clio Cup

Renault Clio Cup interior

The Renault Clio Cup race car features adjustable shock absorbers and axles: thanks to this, every team can set up the car according to the individual needs of the driver and the racetrack conditions. The brakes have not much in common with the stock Clio brakes: 4-piston Brembo calipers are fitted with the AP Racing 320mm ventilated discs at the front and 260mm solid discs at the rear.

The inside is just as spartan as any other racing car is, except probably the color display coming from Cosworth Electronics that shows the diagnostics and other essential data in real time. Also, there is a F1-like multi-functional steering wheel with seven buttons operating functions like windscreen wipers, headlights and the display screen scroll.

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