beauty and the brute

Clio II V6

clio II V6
2005
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FUNDAMENTALLY

SPORTY

In October 1998, 7 months after the launch of the second generation of Clio, Renault presented the Clio V6 concept, at the Paris Motor Show, with the aim of surveying public opinion. The sale of the standard version of Clio V6 kicked off in November 2000.

2005

spirit

ULTRA

CLIO

Renault Clio II, just like the first generation, achieved great commercial success. Between 1998 and 2003, it was the best-selling car in France. So Renault decided to develop an ultra-sporty Clio model, with a 3.0 L V6 engine with 226 hp (then 255 hp for the Clio V6 Phase 2).

interior

ENGINE OR

PASSENGER, YOU

HAVE TO CHOOSE.

With Clio V6, Renault planned to push the sporty look to the limits. The model had no rear seat, to make space for the V6 engine (a choice already seen with Renault 5 Turbo).

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original soundtrack

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In acceleration, the roaring of the Clio V6 engine will be music to the ears of aspiring drivers.

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SPEEDING UP

PRODUCTION

Sale of Renault Clio V6 began in 2000, just 2 years after the concept was presented at the motor show. To move the design process along faster, the development of the first Clio V6 was assigned to TWR, then owner of the F1 Arrows team. Later on, production of Clio V6 Phase 2 was brought back to the Renault plant at Dieppe (close to the Channel).

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GETTING

BETTER

The first version of Clio V6 was already very sporty (226 hp as a reminder), but Phase 2 took it one step further. In 2003, Renault increased the engine power to 255 hp, to meet demand from customers wanting sporty engines. All performances were improved, reaching up to 250 kph (compared with 235 for Phase 1). And better still, Phase 2 offered better ease of driving, with new rear axle kinematics and better suspension settings.

technical features

V6 -

24 valves

  • production

    2822 units in total, 1309 of them for phase 2

  • Performance and engine

    V6 - 24 valves

    2900 cc

    255 hp

    237 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 3,84 m
    Width 1,83 m
    Height 1,37 m
  • architecture

    hatchback saloon

    rear-wheel drive

    rear mid-engine

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A HIGHLY

SOUGHT-AFTER V6

Production of the rocket-like Clio V6 (Phase 1 and Phase 2) ended in July 2005. Only 2822 units were produced in total (of which 1309 in Phase 2). The car was particularly sought-after among collectors of Renault sports cars.

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