Renault Clio Gordini RS 1000

Renault revived the Gordini badge and treatment in 2010 and in case you don’t know, it is a special program in which a limited number of Renault’s ordinary models receive an extensive visual upgrade inside and out.

On March 9 2011, Renault Alpine plant in Dieppe produced the 1000th Clio Gordini RS model which is a significant milestone for the plant and the car.

Gordini’s family, already comprising Twingo Gordini R.S., Clio Gordini R.S. and Twingo Gordini took advantage of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show to host Wind Gordini. The Gordini griffe explains the good sales performance of Twingo R.S. and clio R.S. because it represents about the half of the sales of Twingo R.S. and Clio R.S. sold in Europe.

Renault Clio Gordini R.S. 1000 Renault Clio Gordini RS 1000

With a market share of quite 25% on the 5 big countries in Europe in 2010 (+3pts vs 2009), Twingo R.S. is the second car most sold on the A sport segment and Clio R.S. stands on the second place of its segment (16% of market share).

Here’s details and specs of the Renault Clio Gordini RS:

As is the case for its smaller sibling, Twingo, Clio Gordini R.S. is essentially a Renault Sport model. Its equipment specification features all the best features of the mainstream Clio range, plus an unmistakable ‘French Touch’: · Its Malte Blue body colour is set off by its celebrated white stripes with a’G’ motif, as well as White and gloss Black details:
o Gloss Black front bumper centre section and rear diffuser,
o Glacier White F1-style front splitter,
o Glacier White exterior mirror housings,
o diamond-effect 17-inch BeBop aluminium alloy wheels with the choice of black or blue inserts,
o ‘Gordini Series’ badging on the body sides,
o Malte Blue rear spoiler,
o satin-finish chrome side air extractors.
· The Gordini touch is very visible inside the car, too, thanks to its striking blue and black interior trim:
o blue and black leather* Gordini-embossed upholstery,
o leather-trimmed** steering wheel: upper part in blue, with two white stripes indicating the straight-ahead position,
o Gordini-badged metal gearlever knob and blue gaiter,
o Dark Charcoal front and rear door trims with visible grey stitching,
o numbered Gordini plate,
o visible stitching to the fascia,
o white rev-counter,
o Gloss Black centre console, fascia inserts and air vents,
o Gordini-badged carpet mats.

Clio Gordini R.S. can also be ordered in Profond Black, Glacier White or Pearlescent Givre.

The latest version of Clio is manufactured at the Alpine-Renault factory in Dieppe, Normandy, and comes with all the features developed by Renault Sport Technologies for Clio R.S. to do justice to Gordini’s glorious motor sport heritage.
The powertrain of Clio Gordini R.S. functions in perfect harmony with its ultra-efficient chassis to deliver outstanding driving enjoyment. Indeed, the wizards at Renault Sport Technologies have received numerous awards for their work on Clio R.S. which is widely acclaimed as the most efficient hot hatch in its class. Clio Gordini R.S. packs all the ingredients that have helped forged the success of Renault Sport models over the years:

– specific running gear and Sport chassis: the independent steering axis front suspension arrangement guarantees precise handling and traction in all conditions,
– powerful, fade-free braking thanks to Brembo callipers and large discs,
– a high-performance normally-aspirated engine: with a power output of more than 100hp/litre, its peak power is 147.5kW (203hp), yet combined cycle fuel consumption stands at a very reasonable 8.2 litres/100km, equivalent to 195g of CO2/km.

Clio Gordini R.S.’s equipment specification puts it at the very top of its class:
– diamond-effect 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels with black inserts,
– additional cornering lights,
– driver and front passenger front airbags + lateral driver and front passenger thorax airbags
+ front and rear head curtain airbags + anti-submarining airbags incorporated in front seat cushions,
– electrically operated, heated and folding exterior mirrors,
– Carminat TomTom® navigation, incorporating IQ Routes™*,
– cruise control with speed limiter,
– hands-free card,
– automatic climate control,
– automatic headlamp activation and rain sensor,
– fully disconnectable ESP, with traction control and understeer control,
– 4x20W radio with steering wheel-mounted fingertip remote control, single CD player with  MP3 playback and separate display,
– Plug&Music connectivity (USB, 3.5mm jack) for iPod® or MP3 player, plus audio streaming,
– extra-tinted rear glass,
– Gordini-badged carpet mats.

– Heated front seats €210
– Panoramic opening roof (without white stripes) €590
– Diamond-effect 17-inch BeBop aluminium alloy wheels with blue inserts €100
– Rear parking proximity sensors €250
– Malte Blue or Profond Black metallic paint €410
– Pearlescent Givre paint €1,600

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