Renault Clio Williams to return in 2014 image

The French based automaker Renault is planning to revive the Clio Williams and the new model should hit the market sometimes in 2014.

After Volkswagen has announced the Polo R, which will be officially presented to the public next year in March, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Renault is catching up on its competitor and saying that the Clio Williams will be revived on a new generation. The upcoming Clio Williams is expected to get a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine under its hood, which should generate a total output of 220 BHP, compared to the standard 197 BHP from the new Clio RS 200. No more details are known about the new Clio Williams for the moment.

As a quick reminder, the original Renault Clio Williams was a limited editions which came with just 3,800 cars back in 1993, each of them bearing a numbered plaque on the dashboard. The hot hatch has sold fast and Renault ended up producing 1,600 more, but in total, 12,100 units of the Clio Williams were made. The model had a 2.0L 16V straight four-cylinder engine under its hood, producing 150 PS (110 kW) and allowing the model to reach a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph).

Source: Autocar