Renault Clio RS Receives Akrapovic Exhaust

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One of the most desirable members of the hot hatch segment is the Renault Clio Sport, with the French sub-compact offering a dynamic cocktail that can make any driver dizzy every time the vehicle is put through its paces.

This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Slovenian exhaust specialist Akrapovic, which has applied its usual treatment to the muscular Clio. The company offers two exhaust systems for the vehicle: an entry-level slip-on one and an extreme Evolution version. As we’re pretty greedy when it comes to performance, we’ll focus on the latter in this piece of news.

The system includes a stainless steel link pipe with an integrated resonator, two stainless steel mufflers and two carbon-fiber tailpipes.

Installing the new toy on your 200 hp Clio means that you’ll get an 8 hp (at 4,300 rpm) and 13 Nm (at 4,200 rpm) output increase, as well as a menacing soundtrack that will enhance your driving experience. In addition to that, the system is 7 kg lighter than the factory stock one.

Here’s how the tuner describes its latest product: “With the Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system the Clio RS accelerates more smoothly, and has power gains in a broad power range. These are most noticeable between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm. The engine, which is already primed for high-rev action, spins even more effectively, which in practical terms means that it’s noticeably more responsive. The power increase is also accompanied by a significantly sportier sound that will give you the feeling that you’re in the middle of a Clio Cup race. The beat when letting off of the gas is especially thrilling,
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