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MSTRBKR

6,023 posts

85 months

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greggy50 said:
192 bhp a tonne would mean this would have to weight around 1025 kg that cant be correct surely...
With the flappy gearbox which will weigh more doubt will be much better than 165 per tonne or so.
I've read that it shaves 200kg off the current 200. I have no idea if it's true, but I read an article about using a new type of steel. Seems ridiculous though as you say.

DeltaEvo2

501 posts

79 months

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FUGLY! biggrin

aelord

205 posts

112 months

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hideous

and the speaker thing makes me cringe

agent biscuit

85 posts

40 months

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otherwise will be known as the CLITO...ROS….one stroke and it goes pop with much moaning (through speakers)!!!

Penneth

120 posts

68 months

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Papa Hotel said:
Things are a bit different over on www.renaultsport.co.uk though. Some minor grumbling but all-in-all, they're dribbling over it.
Really? That's not what I've been reading.

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mooseracer

119 posts

57 months

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Looks - don't really care
1.6 Turbo - way of the world (sadly). "marketing appeal" when F1 goes this way
5 door only - shame, but could live with it.
Fake noise - don't really care, shame they thought they had to do it
Auto - horrible, horrible. A hot hatch that changes up without me asking it to is not for me.

Here's hoping they release a run-out version of the current RS with some trick suspension.

C.A.R.

2,030 posts

75 months

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I look at this article and I see an opportunity.

For Peugeot.

And a 208 Rallye to market to the Clio Cup chassis buyers...

FestivAli

974 posts

125 months

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jonm01 said:
I dont understand this hatred for paddle shift boxes. If its good enough for a 458 or McLaren or a bloody F1 car then why not on a hot hatch?

Currently have a Megane 250 but I will consider one of these.
because a manual just gives you another degree (a significant one I would say) more involvement than a dual clutch or paddleshift box. I don't mind paddles so much, but would much rather a car with a clutch pedal as I quite like using both my feet when I drive. I use both feet when I walk, so why not why I drive? I for one would be a lot more interested in the MP4-12C or (though I actually find it really ugly) the 458 if it had a proper gearbox.

I'll say all that but in a luxury car, say something E-class sized and up, I think an auto is more suitable because you want to relax and waft. But not in a 5 door hatchback.

I do trust that this will probably be quite a nice thing to drive, but looks wise it's a woofer from me.

petrolsniffer

2,149 posts

61 months

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Have renault and peugeot swapped designers???

Blanchie

43 posts

109 months

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i did chuckle with the "gadgets like the R-Sound Effect" anyone else thinking

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SoundRacer-V8-plug-engine-...

lol I bought one of these as a giggle a few years back.....although it did sound very digital it was hilarious in my wifes TT ragtop with the roof down and a very loud V8 soundtrack! you do need a sense of humour though and not take it too seriously

Chr1sch

1,833 posts

80 months

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Yuck

GuitarTech

308 posts

37 months

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F*ck.Me. Renault, what were you thinking of? Bloatware......

Krikkit

5,194 posts

68 months

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C.A.R. said:
I look at this article and I see an opportunity.

For Peugeot.

And a 208 Rallye to market to the Clio Cup chassis buyers...
YES.

greggy50

4,205 posts

78 months

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MSTRBKR said:
I've read that it shaves 200kg off the current 200. I have no idea if it's true, but I read an article about using a new type of steel. Seems ridiculous though as you say.
Yeah as looking at the press photos it is also full of electronic st that will weight it down and bump up the price a bit more this will be nearly 20k specced up I would think.

LuS1fer

31,785 posts

132 months

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It suffers from modern car disease - big blooby nose, slitty windows, blobbiness and the rear looks like some bland Mazda. Turbos are a Renault forte from the 80s and I recall being slightly disappointed when the Clio went n/a 2.0 TBH.

The styling is wrong, the Audi style LEDs a bit optimistic, the 5 doors ideal for my own purposes but i can see why people would want 2 and the flappy gearchange is something I don't want or need.

So....I'm oot.

drpep

1,103 posts

55 months

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"simulates the noise of one of a range of iconic engines through the car's speakers." This is, claims Renault, a "fun and realistic" way of tuning the engine noise.

I wonder if anyone will come up with a mod to make it play sheep noises instead of fake engine revs. THAT would be funny. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Baaaaaaa. Or maybe Steven Fry, or a Little Britain character for gearchanges...

Sort it out Renault.

masermartin

1,231 posts

64 months

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Colonial said:
So, on the one hand VW gets lambasted for not changing enough. Renaultsport for changing too much. What are we? A bunch of fking goldilocks?
We're a bunch of people who can appreciate when someone (Renault) are doing it right and then howl in disappointment when they inexplicably throw all that out the window. We're also a bunch of people who can quite rightly call for more excitement and risk-taking from boring run of the mill manufacturers who are constantly doing it wrong and playing it safe. The two positions are not mutually exclusive.

pacdes

21 posts

48 months

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Oh dear oh dear. They're going backwards. Won't be seeing many of these on the roads then. Reminds me of the Saxo VTR, VTS. Everywhere you'd see a Saxo. Then when they released the C2 it did not seem to be as popular, which it at least had some style about it. Pricing on the Clio will have to be very very very competitive.

GrumpyTwig

1,529 posts

44 months

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drpep said:
"simulates the noise of one of a range of iconic engines through the car's speakers." This is, claims Renault, a "fun and realistic" way of tuning the engine noise.

I wonder if anyone will come up with a mod to make it play sheep noises instead of fake engine revs. THAT would be funny. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Baaaaaaa. Or maybe Steven Fry, or a Little Britain character for gearchanges...

Sort it out Renault.
Accelerating to the sounds of General Melchett could be fun tongue out
Being a renault automatic maybe "I want that one" would be appropriate during gear changes.

For the record I'm saddened the direction RS have taken, they'll have lost their current customer base. I won't be pxing my 200.

Edited by GrumpyTwig on Monday 1st October 00:33

Polarbert

17,521 posts

118 months

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Automatic only? Why. I just don't get it. Where has there ever been a demand for an automatic renault sport from any of the buyers of the brand previously?
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