First Clio Renaultsport 197 to feature the new Cup Chassis, which will become optional on the standard model later in 2007.
Built at the Renaultsport factory in Dieppe, the new addition to the Clio Renaultsport range is inspired by the back-toback success of the FIA World Championship winningRenault F1 Team, and understandably shares part of its name with this year’s Grand Prix car, the R27.
Continuing Renault’s rich heritage for producing grininducing hot hatches, the Clio Renaultsport 197 F1 Team R27 features £1,500 worth of extra kit. Among the specification improvements are 17” Anthracite coloured alloy wheels, extra tinted windows, red painted brake callipers, Recaro seats and exclusive Renault F1 Team decals ( doors and roof decals are a no-cost delete option).
The Recaro seats are usually an £850 option but feature as standard on the Clio Renaultsport 197 F1 Team R27, offering harness cutouts for a sporty look as well as a weight saving of six kilograms.
The numbered plate alongside the handbrake leaves no doubt as to the unique sporting heritage of the Clio Renaultsport F1 Team R27.
In keeping with its motorsport lineage, the new version was also available in Liquid Yellow paint which originally appeared on the Clio Renaultsport 182 and Clio Renaultsport V6 255 and exclusive Renault F1 Team badging.