The Renault Clio RS Trophy has been officially introduced in Geneva, after its online leak a couple of days ago, in a world premiere.
The Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC, which is its official name, stands at 20 mm closer to the road at the front and 10 mm at the rear than the regular Clio RS and it has received 40 percent stiffer updated springs at the back, along with firmer shock absorbers. The cabin of the sub-compact hot hatch is getting the optional Renaultsport Monitor on-board telemetry system, the leather steering wheel, the Trophy interior pack with satin chrome air vent inserts, the heated leather sport seats, the carbon look for the door handles, gear lever and air vent surrounds and so on.
The most significant change is under its hood where the 1.6 liter turbo four-cylinder engine is now producing a total output of 220 HP (162 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque, available at 6,800 rpm. This basically means 20 HP and 20 Nm more than the standard Clio RS. The torque boost function is available in fourth and fifth gears and it is offering a temporary peak torque of 280 Nm (207 lb-ft). The unit is connected to an updated EDC transmission which is offering 40 percent quicker gearshifts in Normal and Sport models and 50 percent faster shifts in Race mode. The model is riding on 18-inch Radical alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 tires. Sales of the model will begin in June on the Old Continent but no pricing details have been announced yet.