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Renault Clio RS 200 laps the Sepang circuit in 2:48:001

Renault Clio RS 200 laps the Sepang circuit in 2:48:001

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blogentry-133713-0-76556000-1396278127_thumb.jpgLove your hot hatches? Then you would probably want to watch the new Renault Clio RS 200 EDC being pushed to the limit by professional driver Denis Lian at the Sepang F1 circuit in Malaysia. He clocked a impressive lap time of 2:48:001 which is five seconds adrift of its bigger brother, the Megane RS250.

 

blogentry-133713-0-47022700-1396278142_thumb.jpgEven though the lap looks pretty undramatic, its usually the boring laps that provides the best lap times. And of course, Sepang is a wide track so things do look milder than it should. What I did observe though are the gear changes, which look fast enough for a dual-clutch. Wonder why some of the overseas reviewers complain of a slow responding EDC gearbox...

 

Hopefully we will get the car here soon to try it out for ourselves! Meanwhile, enjoy the video...

 

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Not sure if it comes in manual. Many manufacturers worldwide are only producing autos even for performance models.

 

This Clio RS has got rave reviews in the UK where it was launched last year. But when it comes to compact & hot hatches, VW is the category leader. Whether Renault can displace VW will boil down to its price...

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Yea.. I read somewhere that they do not have manual for it.. even if you switch to race mode n reduce shift to its minimum time it's still a tad too slow..

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Hot hatch?? imo, the only hot hatch i know is VW Scirocco..

 

imho, Daihatsu Charade is the only hot hatch i have driven, never driven no count. haha.

 

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