This is a chapter where the Clio RS Gordini impresses just as much as it does out on the open road and this is because it is not only the most potent car in its segment but also the most comfortable.
We drove the more rigid Cup chassis, but still felt that we could live with it everyday. Both the ride heigh and the suspension setup allow you to use this car in a way that would make you bleed in certain hot hatches.
Yes, the suspension is pretty firm, but it’s still got a few traces of decency, while the seats are great, even though they’re not perfect. During our test, we drove the car on all sorts of surfaces, from flawless highway tarmac, to pothole-affected urban roads, unpaved roads and sand and we can tell you that even the worst surfaces were quite acceptable if tackled at the right speeds.
Compared to the Megane RS Cup (we just can’t help putting the two side by side in our minds), the car feels a bit more rigid. As for the soundproofing, this is OK, with the exception of long highway cruises, when the engine noise becomes just a bit intrusive. The vehicle also comes with a moderate amount of toys that managed to offer a decent experience for the passengers.
The bottom line is that you can use the Clio RS Gordini for daily commute and long trips, even in the Cup form, but you will be shaken on certain occasions. The rear seats offer enough space for two adults, even on long trips, while the 288 liters of the luggage compartment fall within the limits of the segment and can cater to most of your needs.Continue reading