HOW RED BULL GIVES THE RE­NAULT CLIO WINGS

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Australian Grand Prix -

THE lat­est pocket rocket Re­nault Clio RS is ex­actly like a grand prix car. It’s down­sized in the en­gine room, greener and more ef­fi­cient, but still a hoot to hus­tle. The Clio RS shows what hap­pens when F1 tech­nol­ogy from Aussie hero Daniel Ric­cia­rdo’s Red Bull racer is mixed and matched with the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in road car ef­fi­ciency. It’s the lat­est chap­ter in a story that links road cars with racers, right back to the early days of disc brakes, fuel in­jec­tion and aero­dy­namic add-ons and al­loy wheels. Ev­ery driver can thank F1 for some­thing in their car and that’s only go­ing to ac­cel­er­ate af­ter 2014 as nextgen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing sys­tems that har­vest heat from tur­bocharg­ers, is trans­ferred from grand prix cars into road-go­ing hy­brids. Graphic: Libby Kent

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