Renault decided to refresh the Gordini range in the UK with two new versions of the current Clio. At the moment, only the Clio RS Gordini is available in the UK, a model which develops 200 horses and is quite expensive considering that it is the most powerful variant.
In this situation, the French manufacturer decided o introduce two more affordable versions, a 1.6-liter VVT unit offering 128 horsepower and a 1.5-liter dCi turbo diesel delivering 106 horsepower. The petrol engine is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 9,3 seconds and returns a fuel consumption of 42,2 mpg UK. We have no performance figures for the turbo diesel unit but we know that it return an improved combined fuel economy of 62,8 mpg UK.
Besides the new engine choices, the Gordini lineup comes with distinctive models in terms of interior and exterior styling. The Renault Clio Gordini is available with the Glacier White exterior finish, special side mirrors and grey racing stripes. Optional, you can opt for three body colors such as Pearl Black, Ruby Red and Malta Blue.
The exterior appearance is completed by a new rear spoiler painted in the same color with the body along 16-inch Turini alloy wheels and special badging.
Inside, the French model is offered in standard with a radio CD, Carminat TomTom satellite navigation, electric panoramic sunroof, fingertip remote controls, auto wipers and lights, front curtain airbags, cruise control, a climate system and gloss black trim for the console.
A leather steering wheel with white stripe, grey or blue upholstery and Gordini badges are also present at the interior of the Clio Gordini. The starting price of the Clio Gordini fitted with 1.6-liter petrol unit is £14,000 while the turbo diesel unit is priced at £14,950.