The prototype version of the future generation Clio RS has been officially presented to the public during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The French based automaker Renault has chosen the same pattern for the Clio RS prototype as Jaguar with its new F-Type sports car, and the model has been covered in camouflage, but even so, its main lines were visible and it was an interesting preview for the next generation of the hot hatch. As you can see from the images posted below this article, the future Clio RS will get a five-door body style and a front grille inspired by the DeZir Concept.
The next generation of the Renaultsport Clio will also get daytime running lights but one of the most significant changes is that the model won’t be offered as a three-door any more. The French carmaker didn’t say anything official about the model’s engine but rumors are saying that the naturally aspirated 2.0 liter will be replaced by a turbocharged 1.6 liter, which will offer at least 200 horsepower and more torque than the current unit. Another interesting element found on the prototype was the double-clutch transmission, but a manual version is most likely to be offered as standard on the future Clio RS. More details on the next-gen of the Renault Clio RS will be announced sometimes next year.