Since we’ve still got the Gordini badges in our minds, we’ll start with the goodies brought inside the car by this equipment level. First of all, we have black and blue leather for the seats, steering wheel and gear shifter (not the the handbrake lever though), with the last one also getting a retro handle. We also received branded floor mats, as well as a numbered plaque that tell us the production number of the car.
The RS part of the deal brings aluminum pedal covers and special instruments, while the white stitching on the seats and dashboard is also a nice touch. There's also an optional RS monitor, which shows acceleration times and G forces and this is a great toy to have (we played with it on the Megane RS), but, unfortunately, our test car had forgotten its one at the factory, so we saw the outside temperature instead of the intake one when we checked out the center console display.
Being a member of the Clio family, the vehicle inherits features like remote entry and engine start, cruise control with speed limited, a single-zone automatic climate control system, as well as a rain and light sensor and an audio system that, even though doesn’t shine, offers an auxiliary and a Bluetooth connection, as well as as a steering wheel column mounted controller.
Since there are so little toys in the car, the dashboard comes with a clean layout and we have to tell you that there aren’t many things we felt like we needed and we were missing. However, we would’ve liked a two-zone climate control system, as well as perforated leather on the entire surface of the seats.Continue reading