THE RENA ULTS PORT IN DEtail
1/ Gear up
If there’s a single feature that sums up the latest Clio, it’s the dual-clutch robo gearbox. Complete with race car-style paddles, it’s the heart of the machine and capable of slamming in 150 millisecond shifts for seriously speedy,
race-style acceleration at the lights.
2/ Android on board
Renault’s Android-powered R-Link multimedia kit has its own app store, complete with in-car optimised offerings. It’s currently a little clunky to operate, but as with smartphones and tablets,
updates should smooth that out soon.
3/ Start the race
Give the RS button below the gear selector a prod to select Race mode. Not only will that enable those 150 millisecond shifts, it will also grant you full manual gearbox control with no overrides. The throttle response will change
from sharp to positively homicidal.