Lot 122 - 2002 Renault Clio Sport V6
|Odometer reading||60,300 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
When Renault launched the V6 Sport Clio in 2001, it was broadly based on the Renault Clio Mk. II; however, the V6 variant actually shares very little with its standard counterpart. The 3.0-Litre V6 engine was taken from the Renault Laguna and tuned to 227bhp before being placed into the middle of the Clio, replacing the rear seats and turning this car into a 'very hot hatch'. Capable of accelerating from 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds with a top speed of 146mph, the Clio V6 Sport was, in many ways, the spiritual successor to the wild rally based mid-engine Renault Five Turbo of the 1980s. The Clio Mk. II had to be extensively reworked structurally to accommodate the transition, transforming the car from a front-engine, front wheel drive car, to a mid-engine, rear wheel drive machine. This is certainly not a car for the faint hearted; built in limited numbers and mainly driven by only the true enthusiasts of the day.
This Renault Clio V6, offered in silver with blue Alcantara interior sports seats is a true example of a modern classic. In great condition with ten service stamps, the most recent in May 2016 at 59,800 miles, this car has been well maintained whilst recently wrapped up in cotton wool by previous owners appreciating the rising values of such cars. A tracker has been installed and all handbooks including the original service booklet are present and correct alongside an MoT test certificate valid until November 2017. With honest examples becoming hard to source, this particular car looks to be very good value indeed.
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