Renault has released two limited edition versions of the company’s latest hot-hatches, the Clio RS200 and Megane RS 265, to celebrate winning the Formula 1 Constructors’ title with Red Bull Racing in 2011. Both feature a comprehensive list of aesthetic and interior enhancements.
Both Clio R.S. and Megane R.S. Red Bull Limited Editions feature the highly focused Cup chassis, 18-inch black Interlagos alloy wheels wrapped in the same Bridgestone RE050A tyres that were made famous in the Megane R.S Trophy that established a new record round the Nürburgring , black metallic paint, black chequered flag roof decals, Red Bull Racing decals, and yellow mirror caps, front blades and rear diffusers.
Inside, a pair of Recaro bucket seats are installed at the front, while the gear knob is finished in satin chrome. An R.S. Monitor is also standard on both cars. Finally, to make owners feel extra special, an individually numbered commemorative plaque can also be found in the cabin.
Engine performance is unchanged for both cars, with the Clio’s 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol producing 147kW and 215Nm, and the Megane’s 2.0-litre turbocharged unit churning out 195kW and 360Nm.
A total of 455 Clio R.S. Red Bull and 522 Megane R.S. Red Bull limited editions have been produced worldwide, with only 35 Clio R.S. Red Bull and 51 Megane R.S. Red Bull coming to our shores.
Both cars are on sale now with the Clio R.S. priced at $38,490 and the Megane R.S. at $44,640 (both excluding on-road costs). That’s a $2,000 privilege over the models on which they are based.