Turning up the fun.
Since the 1960s, Autohaus Waldow in Rheinbach has been selling Renault, Dacia, and Peugeot vehicles. Their experience with these vehicles led to the creation of the Waldow Performance Center, which focuses on increasing performance for these brands. The latest to get the special treatment is the Waldow Performance Renault Clio 4 that is worthy of a racecar-loving Smurf.
The new Waldow Performance Renault Clio 4 sees a boost in power to its 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four in the form of a new water-cooling system working in conjunction with the intercooler, a software tune, and a NAP sport exhaust with sound control. The result is 220 horsepower and 280 lb-ft. of torque. For those that want even more power, a new turbocharger, downpipe, and sport catalytic converter setup is being tested to create even more boost pressure.
The boost in power also comes with a vibrant improvement in the looks department as well. Not only are the front spoiler and Cup rear spoiler modified to generate more downforce, but the entire body now wears a Smurf-Blue vinyl wrap to stand out from the crowd.
Providing some contrast to the bright blue wrap are new 17-inch alloy wheels with a black finish wearing semi-slick tires for loads of grip. Both the front and rear tracks were extended while an aluminum front strut brace reduces chassis flex. A KW Clubsport suspension improves handling dynamics and a new Brembo brake upgrade kit with stainless steel flex lines and racing pads cuts down on stopping distance.
Inside, the motorsports feel continues. A new Club safety bar helps to protect passengers in the event of a crash along with the four-point Schroth seat belts mounted on the Recaro Pole Position racing bucket seats. Facing the driver is a new alcantara steering wheel with red 12 o’clock indicator along with loads of other red-trimmed goodies.
The featured Waldow Performance Renault Clio is available for 41,000 euros as a complete vehicle. Customers can also customize their own Clio or have individual upgrades installed as an option.
Waldow Performance Renault Clio Specifications
Number of Cylinders: Inline-four
Maximum Horsepower: 220 / 162 kW
Maximum Torque: 280 lb-ft. (with Overboost function)
-Software ECU tune
-NAP sport exhaust with sound control
Wheels, Tires, Suspension and Brakes:
Wheels: 17-inch alloy
Wheel Finish: Black
Suspension: KW Clubsport, front and rear track widening, aluminum strut brace
Brakes: Brembo kit with steel flex lines and racing pads
-Modified front spoiler
-Modified Cup rear spoiler
-Smurf-Blue vinyl wrap
-Club safety bar
-Recaro Pole Position bucket seats
-Four-point Schroth seat belts
-Alcantara steering wheel with 12 o’clock indicator
Waldow Performance Renault Clio Gallery
Source: Waldow Performance