Gordini is one of the names that is closely related to Renault’s motor sport actions that has fallen under the radar for quite some time now.
It would appear that the French manufacturer is attempting a revival with the latest generation of Clio and a spec level that is most likely full of the “puppy dog enthusiasm” past sporty generations of the Clio have been.
The full name of the new car is Renault Clio Gordini 200 and it features a traditional livery made up of Malta Blue metallic finish with twin white racing stripes on the bonnet, roof and tailgate. The exterior updates also include a front bumper enhanced with a gloss black center section and white F1-style front wing integrated. The door mirrors are highlighted in white and the package is rounded up nicely by a set of 17-inch Gordini alloy wheels with a polished face and a black inner rim.
As to be expected, beside the livery there’s Gordini branding all over the car but that’s not the most important part, that would be the fact that only 500 will be available for the U.K. market and they will be powered by a 2.0-liter engine with 200 hp, a derivative of the Renaultsport 200 engine and comes with choice of two bespoke chassis – standard ‘sport’ chassis, and optional Cup suspension.
Best part of this deal is that the actual on the road pricing even with an impressive list of options such as climate control, curtain airbags, anti-submarining airbags, automatic headlight and wiper activation, cruise control, speed limiter, ESC, 4×20W radio-CD with Bluetooth hands free system with fingertip remote control and multifunctional TunePoint with USB connection, heated and electrically folding door mirrors, double optic headlamps with additional cornering lights, Renault hands free card for automatic unlocking and engine start, height and reach adjustable steering column and extra-tinted rear windows the Renault Clio Gordini will be yours and on the road in Britain for £19,650.