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Next-generation Renault Clio RS spotted while testing

2012 Renault Clio RS spied

The French people from Renault were caught while testing the next-generation Clio RS. The 2012 Renault Clio RS is however in an early development stage yet and there are not that many details as we would wish. These are the first spy shots with the French prototype but we see that there isn’t any camouflage layer outside.

2012 Renault Clio RS spied
2012 Renault Clio RS spied

Under the hood we expect to see a downsizing trend, the 2.0-liter 200-horsepower engine being replaced with a turbocharged unit with a smaller displacement such as the 1.8-liter turbo engine.

2012 Renault Clio RS spied
2012 Renault Clio RS spied

In terms of appearance, the new Clio RS seems to get some minor tweaks, the spy shots revealing a revised front bumper but also a new rear air diffuser.

2012 Renault Clio RS spied
2012 Renault Clio RS spied

In the rear we also note the two-pipe exhaust system while a set of multispoke alloy wheels and side air intakes complete the exterior appearance. Due to the early development stage, the details are limited but expect to get more information on the new Clio RS in the upcoming months.

2012 Renault Clio RS spied
2012 Renault Clio RS spied

Spy Photos: WorldCarFans

2 Comments

  • clio197 May 31, 2011

    well since the new generation clio will be based on the same platform as the current one, there is only need to test the new engine, this one has no camouflage because it looks just as the current one, the 200, cant wait for them to announce it though, as mine is almost 5 years old and I could live with an upgrade just now 🙂

  • clio197 May 31, 2011

    oh and hope they will keep the brembos as this test mule has got some standard brakes… will need an lsd as well if its a 1.6 or 1.8 turbo though…

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