Re­nault Clio V6 255

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - Mur­ray Scul­lion

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

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