Sitting in this car felt really great. And, if I don’t find something I like more, I’ll probably buy this car as the first new one I’ve ever owned. 🙂
Here’s the Overview, curtosy of the Renault Team.
Following in the footsteps of the much-admired Clio Renaultsport 172 Cup and 182 Cup, the Clio Renaultsport 197 Cup has arrived.
The key feature of the Cup 197 in terms of its performance is its offering of the same chassis set-up as the limited edition 197 F1 Team R27. With its lowered ride height of 7mm and stiffer springs and dampers (27% at the front and 30% at the rear), the Cup ensures pinpoint handling on the road and for drivers wishing to use the car on track. Electronic Stability Programme comes as standard, but can be disconnected by the driver to enhance the thrill of driving this stunning Renaultsport car.
The Renaultsport 197 Cup gearbox now features a taller 5th and 6th gear ratios, raised from 16.1mph/1000rpm to 17.1 in 5th and from 18.9mph/1000rpm to 20.5 in 6th. This new specification will also be fitted as standard to the Clio Renaultsport 197.
Colour wise, the 197 Cup answers UK customer demands for white to be available as an option for the first time. Racing Blue will be the standard colour of Clio 197 Cup, while the car sits on 17” anthracite wheels. Nimbus is an optional metallic colour, with the new optional matt black 17” Speedline alloys sure to strike a distinctive pose with the new option of Renault i.d. Glacier White.
To reduce the car’s weight and improve performance, Renault Hands Free Keycard and electric door mirrors have been removed whilst air conditioning is moved to the options list. Other interior features such as the soft touch dashboard and padded door panels, standard on Clio Renaultsport 197, have been removed to ensure a competitive price for the 2.0-litre hot hatch.
Options are limited and include curtain airbags, air conditioning, the new matt black wheels and of course, the highly acclaimed lightweight Renaultsport Recaro seats.