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    Icon3 What would "Le Sorcier" have done to the Clio RS200 that bears his name?

    As many know in 2010 Renault Sport released the Clio 200 GORDINI EDITION with little changes over the standard RS200 Clio of the day. My understanding (and correct me if I'm wrong) was that the Australian delivered models, of which there was 40, were all based on the cup chassis with cosmetic changes, namely the double white stripes watermarked with a G in them and some exterior and interior highlights. They were available in Pearl White and Bleu Malte.
    The cup chassis option for the Clio RS200, compared to the standard 200, boasts 27 per cent stiffer front springs, 30 per cent rear while the anti-roll bar is 10 per cent stiffer and the ride height 7mm lower. The steering rack ratio is 7.5 per cent quicker.

    In my opinion these changes weren't in the true image of Amédée Gordini tuning.

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    So what magic do you think "Le Sorcier" would of conjured into the Clio 200 GORDINI EDITION???

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    A good article on the Clio RS200 G can be found at autoevolution.

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    In no particular order;

    -More Fiberglass
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    -And the turbo Megane donk?

    Thank you for that link however,

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    Lots of carbon fibre and mid engine.

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    Just the essentials:

    - F4RT
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    All available around that time.
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    "So what magic do you think "Le Sorcier" would of conjured into the Clio 200 GORDINI EDITION???"

    300+ horsepower.....
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    I hope that A.G. would have focused on the qualities which make for an enjoyable fang down a country road. More feelful steering would be a start. Weight reduction would help.

    cheers! Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    I hope that A.G. would have focused on the qualities which make for an enjoyable fang down a country road. More feelful steering would be a start. Weight reduction would help.

    cheers! Peter
    That and a lot of other choices for prospective car modifiers have disappeared with legislation. I reckon if we were back in the sixties, Jean Rédélé would have invented the Alpine A110 and it might have had a Gordini tuned engine...........
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    I hope that A.G. would have focused on the qualities which make for an enjoyable fang down a country road. More feelful steering would be a start. Weight reduction would help.

    cheers! Peter
    My thoughts too.

    I don’t think he would of jumped at off the shelf bolts ons to make a 300hp Clio.

    Some work to the head and camshafts, tinker with timing and duty cycle with changes to the exhaust would take a standard RS200 to 220hp+
    Add in some bigger 330mm front discs to help make it pull up and tweaks to the suspension geometry and the RS200 G Clio would be a real A.G. creation.

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