If the Mk1 Volkswagen Golf is the grandfather of hot hatches,
then the 2004 Renault Sport Clio V6 is the Olympic champion.
The second version of the Renault Sport Clio V6, their being
1,630 of the previous model, The 2004 Clio V6 benefits from
a more sporting specification combining stiffness with progressiveness.
The front suspension castor angle has been increased and the
larger-diameter anti-roll bar is now connected via drop-links
for improved efficiency.
The chassis runs on 18-inch Michelin Pilot Sport tyres specially
developed for the Renault Sport Clio V6. They provide greater
directional stiffness for improved precision, and good feedback
of steering feel for the best possible driving pleasure. A popular
feature in the former version, the ABS-equipped braking system
benefits from the higher level of grip provided by these new
In the 2004 Clio V6, the six-speed "PK6" gearbox has been specially
adapted. The shorter final drive lowers the overall gearing
to the benefit of response and acceleration. The internal gears
are more closely spaced with new ratios for first, second and
third. These developments are accompanied by a shift mechanism
which has been redesigned for more sporting operation: selector
movements have been reduced by 20% and the stops are more pronounced.
These changes significantly improve the ease and precision of
With a two-seat rear-drive layout and a V6 engine transversely
installed in the midrear position, the Renault Sport Clio V6
is an exclusive sporting model designed to offer the maximum
amount of pleasure: pleasure in owning a distinctive car, and
pleasure in using a new, nimble and safe chassis, and an expressive
engine delivering 255bhp mated to a sports-type gearbox. The
Clio V6 offers unusually high performance, notably with a 0-60
mph time of less than 6 seconds.
Featuring a unique and thoroughbred design, the Renault Sport
Clio V6 displays an even more incisive front face by adopting
the styling of the Clio. The front bumper, grille, bonnet and
twin-unit xenon headlamps are entirely new. The very slender
headlamp units are installed in new extended front wings which
accommodate the 18-inch tyres mounted on OZ "Superturismo" rims
with a gloss finish. These wheels completely fill the wheel
arch openings and, with the increased wheelbase, are moved out
well towards the four corners of the Clio V6.
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