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MR Car Design takes on the Renault Clio RS

One peppy Frenchman.

The Renault Clio RS isn’t the biggest, the fastest, or most powerful car in its segment, but it is a fun little three-door. The Renault Sport version of the Clio III offers an exciting driving experience stock, but the folks at MR Car Design thought otherwise and lit a fire under the hot hatch.

The 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine hiding under the hood has been turned up a notch thanks to a few new upgrades. A 200-cell catalytic converter, Akrapovic exhaust system, and MR Car Design engine software were all installed and push output from the stock 200 horses to a dyno-tested 220 brake horsepower.

The Renault Clio RS isn’t just about power; it also handles well for a small car. MR Car Design fitted a new set of black 8 x 18 wheels along with 225/35 R 18 Michelin tires for better grip. The Clio III RS is also lowered and more dynamic due to a new KW coilover suspension system.

The entire MR Car Design Renault Clio III RS tuning program is currently available. The upgrades can be purchased as a whole or as individual units. Pricing has not been released.

MR Car Design Clio III RS Tuning Specifications

Displacement: 2.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-four
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 220 bhp
-MR Car Design engine software
-200-cell catalytic converter
-Akrapovic exhaust system

Type: Six-speed manual
Drive: Front-wheel

Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: 8 x 18 inches, black finish
Tires: 225/35 ZR 18 Michelin
Suspension: KW coilover system

MR Car Design Clio III RS Tuning Gallery

[Source: MR Car Design]

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