Renault Clio V6 255
The Clio V6 was born to hoon. It feels alive, and responds beautifully. The steering is light, but gives back plenty of feel and feedback – like a mini supercar. Its party piece, though, is the way it gets off the line.
Build the revs up to 4000rpm, dump the clutch, and the V6 fills the cabin with a bellowing war cry, as the car digs in and hurls itself towards the closest apex in six seconds. It has a real sense of occasion too – the heat build-up that emanates from the engine bay where the rear seats should be spark memories of a much older car. SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE 2947cc/V6/DOHC POWER 255bhp@7150rpm TORQUE 221lb ft@4650rpm TOP SPEED 144mph 0-60MPH 6sec FUEL CONSUMPTION 18-24mpg TRANSMISSION Rear-wheel drive, six speed manual