We have details of the new Renault Clio Gordini 200, shown off for the first time in Geneva. The story inside.
Renault introduced the new Renault Clio Gordini 200 at the Geneva Motor Show today. The sporty-looking car is a follow-up to the Renaultsport Twingo Gordini 133 revealed late last year.
The latest Gordini is hardly a surprise. Two weeks before the Twingo model was shown, the French automaker told of their plans to revive the Gordini name with the help of Renault Sport Technologies.
This latest model uses a 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp) 2.0-liter 16-valve engine generating up to 215Nm (159 lb-ft) of torque, likely providing a sub-seven second 0-100km/h time. The car was not surprisingly painted in blue and adorned with two right-of-center white racing stripes.
Other features in the car include an interior fitted with leather, piano black lacquer, and metal trim. The car comes with an unremarkable CD audio system with USB connection, Bluetooth, automatic wipers, automatic lights, cruise control, and a key card to get the car going.
The car is named for former Renault sport designter Amédée Gordini, made famous with the 1964 Tour de Corsica rally. At the event, his design for the R8 took four of the top five spots, including the checkered flag.
In the U.K., the Renaultsport Twingo Gordini 133 will go on sale in March, with the Clio Gordini 200 being on offer in the summer.