The Renault Clio V6 Renault Sport is a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout sport compact based on the Renault Clio launched in 2001. Designed by French automaker Renault the Phase 1 models were built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) in Uddevalla, Sweden. The mid-engined, wide-body concept of the Clio V6 was very reminiscent of the 1980s Renault 5 Turbo. The road going models were low volume production making them very rare cars.
The Clio V6 was based on the Clio Mk II, though it shares very few parts with that car. The 3.0 60° V6 ES9 engine, sourced from the PSA group was upgraded to around 230 PS (169 kW; 227 bhp) and placed in the middle of the vehicle where standard Clios have rear seats – making this car a two-seater hot hatch. The raw sound and weight of the V6 engine just behind the driver and RWD made the driving experience very different from the normal front engined front wheel drive car.
This examples was used by Renault Sport to marketing the Clio V6 in Asia, where the Clio was named Lutécia. This makes this Clio V6 even more special as it is branded Lutécia V6. And even more special is that this example remained with its first owner in Europe and was kept as new with only 334 kilometres driven! The car was completely mechanically overhauled, so it runs even after the 20 years of standing in a dry storage.
The car was officially bought as a "set of spare parts", therefore it has no technical certificate or registration. It came only with the Asian paperwork and was never registered.
This year it was serviced - change of spark plugs, engine oil, all fillings, complete inspection of rubber seals etc. on the drive train and the whole chassis. After completion shakedown - about 16 km, check of heating, cooling, power, brake system and geometry.
|Engine||2.946 ccm, 230 PS, V6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Silver|
|Color - interior||Dark Blue / Grey|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||334 km|
|Chassis / VIN||VF1C61A0610607432|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Mlada Boleslav|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear- wheel drive), manual 6-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2946 cm3, advertised power: 169 kW / 227 hp / 230 PS, torque: 300 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3803 mm, width: 1810 mm, wheelbase: 2510 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1335 kg; top speed: 235 km/h (146 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 6 s, 0-100 km/h 6.4 s (declared by factory)