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New Renault Clio RS Caught Undisguised!

New Renault Clio RS Caught Undisguised!

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Hellbound

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2,303 posts

85 months

172ff

2,253 posts

104 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:

2,303 posts

85 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

325 posts

108 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

12,716 posts

69 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Love it.
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juan king

1,023 posts

98 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

3,013 posts

62 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

7,070 posts

78 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

48 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

9,823 posts

72 months

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

youbeenspied

25 posts

80 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

1,023 posts

98 months

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

Hellbound

Original Poster:

2,303 posts

85 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

1,023 posts

98 months

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

Hellbound

Original Poster:

2,303 posts

85 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

82 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

82 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

56 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

15,573 posts

67 months

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

Evangelion

3,664 posts

87 months

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