Lot 213 - 2002 Renault Clio Sport V6
|Odometer reading||60,300 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
Renault Sport have been responsible for many, frankly bonkers creations, all of which capture the imagination and make any red-blooded driving enthusiast immediately sit up and take notice. Perhaps the most outlandish project came in 2001, when Renault decided to put a hefty V6 power unit into their small economical runabout... the Clio. Naturally it did not fit under the bonnet, so rather than scrap the idea for a smaller engine and perhaps use turbochargers or superchargers, in a stroke of genius it was decided to place the engine behind the front seats thus creating a mid engine car dubbed 'the World's smallest supercar'. The term was justifiable; while its engine might have had humble origins, dropping it in the Clio body gave it staggering performance figures. Tuned to 227bhp and 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. Certainly not a car for the faint hearted, it was 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. The car is presented in great condition with ten service stamps, the most recent in May 2016 at 59,800 miles and also has a tracker installed. This Clio has been well maintained and, essentially, wrapped up in cotton wool by previous owners appreciating the rising values of such cars. The history file accompanying this car includes all handbooks, the original service booklet and an MoT test certificate valid until August 2018. With honest examples becoming hard to source, this particular car looks to be very good value indeed.
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