/Renault Clio Williams Set To Return In 2014

Renault Clio Williams Set To Return In 2014

Renault Clio Williams at Renault Clio Williams Set To Return In 2014

Renault is reportedly going to revive yet another one of their old badges. This time it’s the Renault Clio Williams making a comeback based on the latest Renault Clio RS 200 hot hatch. The new Williams will be faster and more performance-minded than the standard car, milking Renault’s F1 involvement for all it’s worth.

Williams F1 team has a long partnership with Renault and uses their racing engines. Their involvement in the making of the road cars however is only in name. They didn’t play any part in development of the original Clio Williams back in 1993, and it’s not likely they do now. Renault just uses Williams name to give the car an air of Formula 1 coolness.

The standard Clio RS 200 has a 1.6 liter turbo engine with 200 horsepower. The Williams version will use the same unit, but with 220 horses. The extra power, in addition to some visual enhancements and a revised chassis will make the car a whole lot more fun to drive.

The Renault Clio Williams will be launched in 2014, and probably in limited numbers, so it won’t mess with the standard Clio RS market.

More details: Autocar

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