A new report suggests Renault will launch the Clio RS Gordini next year at a starting price of around 28,000 - 28,500 EUR.

A new report suggests Renault will launch the Clio RS Gordini next year at a starting price of around 28,000 - 28,500 EUR.

A Forum-Clio.com member says the range-topping Clio will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine developing 230 HP (169 kW) and 285 Nm (210 lb-ft) of torque. Aside from being 30 HP (22 kW) and 51 Nm (33 lb-ft) more powerful than the Clio RS, the Gordini version will also lose around 25 kg (55 lbs) which means it should tip the scales at about 1,175 - 1,180 kg (2,588 - 2,601 lbs).

It will utilize the Cup chassis but lowered by 10mm and with 18-inch Radical White alloy wheels. 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) will be completed in 5.9 seconds and top speed should be of about 155 mph (250 km/h). As a reminder, the Clio RS does 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds and has a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).

The same source indicates it will be offered in four paint schemes: Blue Gordini, Glacier White with blue stripes, Red Flame with platinum white stripes and Platinum Gray with Gordini blue stripes. Mirror caps will be either white or black, while inside it will have Recaro Sportster seats covered in black leather/Alcantara with white stitching and blue Gordini embroidered logo.

The 2014 Renault Clio RS Gordini will also feature alloy pedals, Gordini-branded floor mats, real carbon fiber inserts, R-Link with RS Monitor, black or blue seatbelts and black leather/Alcantara steering wheel.

Note: 2014 Renault Clio RS Gordini speculative render pictured.

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