The guys at Autocar have recently went for a spin in the new generation of the Clio RS, the RS 200 EDC, and they have placed the model against the Toyota GT 86.
Two of the most fun-to-drive cars on the market, available for a reasonable price, are named the Renault Clio RS 200 EDC and the Toyota GT 86. Even if the difference between them is “just” the rear-wheel drive of the Japanese car and the front-wheel drive of the French one, along with some other “minor” things like the body styles, the two vehicles can offer you your daily dose of adrenaline.
As a quick reminder, the Renault Clio RS 200 EDC is getting a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine under its hood, which is good for 197 HP and it has a peak torque of 240 Nm (177 lb-ft). The unit is mated to a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Prices for the model in France start at 24,990 euros. The Toyota GT 86 is getting a 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer naturally aspirated unit, which is good for 200 HP and 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft), mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the rear-wheel drive. Prices for the model in Europe start at 29,990 euros.