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Before the weekend we are offering you some real car porn, courtesy of Renault, who decided to introduce the most extrem Clio RS in its history. Developed by the Renaultsport division, the new Clio RS 16 is as extreme as the old and legendary Clio V6.

The new Clio RS 16 was unveiled on the streets of Monaco’s famous Grand Prix circuit driven by Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen. It was created to celebrate both 40 years of Renault Sport and Renault’s return to Formula One as a constructor.

“Our aim was to produce a concept car with genuinely outstanding performance credentials,” notes Patrice Ratti, Managing Director of Renault Sport Cars, leader of the project which particularly inspired the development team’s specialists. “On paper, producing a Clio R.S. powered by our most potent engine – namely the 275-horsepower two-litre power unit which delivers peak torque of 360Nm – was an extremely appealing idea, but we had to make sure it was feasible.”

The design and development team had to deal with the constraints inherent in the Clio R.S. 16 project: body widened by 60mm, 19-inch wheels and optimisation of the engine cooling system. The result is enhanced by an LED RS Vision chequered-pattern lighting signature featuring exclusive multi-faceted reflector technology.

Renault Sport’s trademark Liquid Yellow has been combined with gloss black details to mirror the livery of Renault Sport Formula One Team’s R.S.16 F1 single-seaters.

After today’s first public airing in the streets of Monaco, the car’s next official appearance will be the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23-26.

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