Renault Clio V6 alternatives
Latest model: V6 2003
The Renault Clio V6 Renault Sport is a hot hatch based on the Renault Clio launched in 2001. Designed by French automaker Renault the Phase 1 models were built by TWR in Sweden and Phase 2 by Renault Sport in Dieppe. The mid-engined, wide-body concept of the Clio V6 was very reminiscent of the 1980s Renault 5 Turbo. At the time of its launch in 2003, the upgraded Phase 2 Clio V6 was the most powerful serial produced hot hatch in the world with 255 bhp (190 kW), exceeding the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA (250 PS (184 kW; 247 bhp)) and the SEAT León Cupra R (225 PS (165 kW; 222 bhp)). Based on the Phase 1 engine, its extra performance was helped with assistance from Porsche.
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Though based on a utilitarian hatchback, the Clio V6 is not a practical family car. With an average fuel consumption of 20 miles per US gallon (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp), this resulted in an empty fuel tank in just over 300 miles (480 km). The loss of the back seats and most of the boot space, due to the engine placement, results in a severe restriction in luggage space - there is only a small space in the front where the engine used to be, suitable for a holdall or week-end groceries, a small netted area behind the seats plus a small stash area under the tailgate. The enhanced steering makes tight manoeuvring a little challenging, the turning circle is 13 m (42.7 ft) - around three car lengths - turning what might normally be a three-point turn into a five-point turn. Standard equipment includes rain sensing windscreen wipers, automatic headlights, air conditioning, and six speakers and CD changer. The Phase 2 Clio V6 retailed for £ 27,125 in the United Kingdom, until it was withdrawn from sale in 2005 coinciding with a facelift for the Clio range. The long-term reviews in Evo magazine were enthusiastic, claiming "It's a modern classic" for the Phase 2 version.