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New Renault Clio RS Caught Undisguised!

New Renault Clio RS Caught Undisguised!

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Hellbound

Original Poster:

2,298 posts

80 months

172ff

2,158 posts

99 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Looks like a cross between a corsa and Leon fr?!?

5 doors and apparently 1.6t.

Hellbound

Original Poster:

2,298 posts

80 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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If it goes like stink and turns out to be a class leader, people won't really mind the looks. If it ends up being luke warm rather than hot, I don't think it'll carry the same level of cache as its predecessor did.

diddles

301 posts

103 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Looks OK, still believe it needs to be or at least have the option of being a 3 door.

I would not buy one for the sole reason of having 5 doors. Guess Renault believe they can sell more in 5 door format than in 3. They have killed the whole concept of the hot hatch IMO.

Butter Face

11,780 posts

64 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Love it.
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juan king

1,018 posts

93 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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diddles said:
Looks OK, still believe it needs to be or at least have the option of being a 3 door.

I would not buy one for the sole reason of having 5 doors. Guess Renault believe they can sell more in 5 door format than in 3. They have killed the whole concept of the hot hatch IMO.

From the rear picture you would struggle to tell it is a five door.

AndrewEH1

2,445 posts

57 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Bit of an ugly front end, but I'm sure it will grow on me.

Overall it looks good!

LordHaveMurci

6,468 posts

73 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Needs a bigger badge on the front, nobody would ever guess that's a Renault!

sodslaw

189 posts

43 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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I also thought the front end was a bit horrid when I saw these pics - its a shame

tommy vercetti

9,592 posts

67 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Rear looks good, but the badge at the front is too big

youbeenspied

25 posts

75 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Here it is in white

There's more pictures on my site I wont link to it

juan king

1,018 posts

93 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Whats with the stupid arch thing around the skirt area?

Hellbound

Original Poster:

2,298 posts

80 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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juan king said:
Whats with the stupid arch thing around the skirt area?
It'll probably end up being something you can customize. Either body coloured or the choice of different shades of grey.

juan king

1,018 posts

93 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Could i spec it 'not there?'

Hellbound

Original Poster:

2,298 posts

80 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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juan king said:
Could i spec it 'not there?'
Well it looks like it's not there in the rear shot of the car. I'm sure it's just a sticker or something equally pointless.

Doodles19

2,169 posts

77 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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  • Front - bad. The size of the Renault badge is just utterly ludicrous.
  • Back - good.
I really hope it lives up to the 200, but I'm not feeling that confident about it.

hotmelt

861 posts

77 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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Doodles19 said:
* Front - bad. The size of the Renault badge is just utterly ludicrous.
  • Back - good.
I really hope it lives up to the 200, but I'm not feeling that confident about it.
For me it is the opposite, looks better than long snout 200, but one can hardly hope it will drive as good. But I have seen video of it on Nurburgring and seems to drive well, certainly better than Golf VII Gti (with diff)that is being prepared.

iggysport

461 posts

51 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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I'm sure it'll be great to drive but the styling looks like a mash up of other cars

simoid

15,172 posts

62 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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youbeenspied said:
Pretty sure that's a Leon Cupra biggrin

Evangelion

3,431 posts

82 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Plug ugly, but on the other hand, handsome is as handsome does.