Renault Clio R.S. Monaco GP on sale from $38,290

September 9, 2014

The Renault Clio R.S. Monaco GP special edition is now on sale in Australia, bringing added equipment and a variety of unique highlights. Just 55 examples are up for grabs.

Renault Clio R.S. Monaco GP-white

The Clio R.S. Monaco GP limited edition comes with the Cup chassis, which means it gets sports suspension and sharp handling dynamics. It includes 18-inch Radicale alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black.

On the outside, the Monaco GP features an exclusive Pearl White exterior colour with a contrasting Diamond Blackroof, as well as gloss black decorations around the front spoiler, door handles, rear spoiler, and lower trimmings.

Under the bonnet sits the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as seen in the regular Clio R.S. It produces 147kW of power and 240Nm of torque, offering a combined cycle fuel economy rating of 6.3L/100km. The unit is mated up to a six-speed twin-clutch EDC auto transmission, with no manual option available.

Standard equipment includes extra-tinted windows at the rear, heated front sports seats, and an R-Link tablet interface with full connectivity. Most of the upholstery is something Renault calls Riviera Carbon, with grey stitching for contrast.

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Justin Hocevar, managing director at Renault Australia, spoke about the new edition, saying,

“We previously launched a Megane R.S. Monaco GP limited edition in 2011 and it sold like hot cakes so I’m confident that the Clio R.S. Monaco GP will be in high demand once it hits the showroom floors.”

The special edition goes on sale from today with prices starting at $38,290 (excluding on-road costs). It comes with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.