This limited edition targets a sporty and refined clientele. It is instantly recognisable by its black roof, black exterior flourishes, Pearlescent White or Platinum Grey metallic finish (depending on market) and richly equipped interior.
A few years ago, Renault paid homage to the Monaco Grand Prix by creating the Monaco GP signature, successively applied to Laguna Coupé, Mégane Coupé and Mégane R.S. Following in the successful wheel tracks of its forebears, Clio R.S. 200 EDC has also been embellished with the spirit associated with the Monaco GP appellation. The new car makes its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
With its forceful character, sporting manner, elegance and striking appearance, Clio R.S. 200 EDC has many advantages in addition to its inherent versatility and user friendliness. That’s why it will have even greater appeal to a new breed of customer, particularly female, who will appreciate its styling, generous specification and cabin refinement.
￼A numbered limited edition will be on sale in about 20 markets, including Japan and Australia, from the end of March 2014.
STYLE, A STUNNING SPECIFICATION AND SPORTING ELEGANCE
Clio R.S. 200 EDC Monaco GP is recognisable thanks to its exclusive Pearlescent White paintwork. In some markets, Platinum Grey – another metallic finish – will be available as an option. The black roof is optional. There are black decorative flourishes, too, on the front blade, rear diffuser, side protective strips, door handles, 17-inch Tibor or 18-inch Radicale alloy wheels and door mirrors. The rear spoiler is also finished in black, as is the hatchback shroud when a reversing camera is specified). Finally, a Monaco GP badge adorns the bodywork’s lower protective panels.
Clio R.S. 200 EDC Monaco GP also features a refined cabin dominated by complementary black and grey hues. Dark Metal decorative signatures can be found on the steering wheel, gear lever knob and gaiter, steering wheel boss, loudspeaker surrounds and the internal door handles. The seat belts are finished in Technique Grey.
Christened Riviera, the leather upholstery incorporates grey stitching. The numbered door sills feature Monaco GP branding and the Renault Sport mats come with a grey border.
The comprehensive list of standard equipment includes extra-tinted glass (rear side windows and rear screen), heated front seats and Renault’s connected R-Link tablet.
The potent R.S. Monitor 2.0 telemetry system is available as an option. This provides access to the R.S. Replay function, the only system of its kind, which allows users to create and download racing circuits, to watch and review all the data logged during a track day and to share this information via social media networks.
Clio R.S. 200 EDC Monaco GP has a 1.6 Turbo engine developing 200hp mated to six-speed twin-clutch EDC transmission
￼MONACO AND RENAULT: A PRESTIGIOUS PARTNERSHIP
The ACM (Automobile Club de Monaco) is one of the world’s most distinguished and famous motoring organisations. It embodies a genuine passion for automotive endeavour and sporting governance. Such are the values that have bonded Renault and the ACM in a strong partnership that has lasted more than 25 years.
The sporting, elegant Monaco GP limited edition of Clio R.S. 200 EDC launched at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show reflects the exclusivity and prestige that characterises the Monegasque world.