Renault has used the French Grand Prix to introduce the brand new Clio Cup, Clio Rally and Clio RX.
Based mostly on the Clio RS Line, the shopper racing vehicles have a well-recognized design however are distinguished by a roof-mounted scoop and a roll cage.
Every mannequin is barely totally different, however all come geared up with a non-adjustable Bos suspension and a restricted slip differential. The vehicles even have an upgraded cooling system and an FIA homologated gas cell.
Energy comes from a turbocharged 1.Three-liter four-cylinder engine that produces between 168 hp (125 kW / 170 PS) and 177 hp (132 kW / 180 PS). The engine additionally develops between 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque, relying on laws. Whatever the output, all fashions are geared up with a Sadev five-speed sequential transmission that includes a Sachs clutch.
Whereas the vehicles share loads in frequent, Renault says every one is a correct race automobile that has been designed particularly for the duty at hand. Talking of which, there are three units of wheels together with 15-inchers for gravel, 16-inchers for asphalt and 17-inchers for Cup racing.
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The commonality between the fashions additionally has an fascinating perk as Renault says they’ll supply conversion kits which can allow homeowners to remodel their automobile from one mannequin into one other. Renault describes this as an financial answer that may allow prospects to expertise a number of types of racing.
Renault will launch extra particulars sooner or later, however the fashions are slated to enter manufacturing in October and be prepared for the 2020 racing season.