Renault Clio Gordini Launched, to Replace Clio GT

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Renault has announced the arrival of another Gordini-badged version to its lineup, in the form of the Clio Gordini. We know what you’re thinking: There’s already a car with that name. However, this isn’t the exciting 200 horsepower hothatch, but a more down-to-earth version based on the Clio GT.

Borrowing the body and the engine options and adding a few extra white stripes, the Gordini is offered with a choice of petrol (1.6 16V 128 hp, Euro5, 155g of CO2/km) or diesel (1.5 dCi 105 hp, Euro5, 110g of CO2/km) powertrains.

Renault says the Gordini range has proved an immense hit, as illustrated by the success of the Clio RS, of which 36 percent sold in France wear the double stripes down the body.

Clio Gordini will be revealed at French dealerships participating in the brand’s Portes Ouvertes operation, scheduled for September 15-19.2011. In the Hexagon, order books have been opened yesterday, with prices starting at €18,450 (three door version) or €19,050 (five doors). In the case of the 1.5-iter 105 hp diesel, the offering begins at €20,750 for the three door version, or €21,350 when the Clio is fitted with five doors.

The new model will be marketed in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia.

Inside the cabin, the theme continues with Gordini blue and dark grey leather seats with embossed Gordini logo, satin chrome effect gearknob with blue Gordini badge and blue gearstick surround. Complementing the Gordini touches is a high standard specification, including Bluetooth connectivity, climate control and multi-functional TunePoint for USB connections.
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