Drivers Generation | Cult Driving Perfection & Clio Williams

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Clio Williams

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In 1992 a chap named Mansell won the Formula 1 drivers in a Renault powered Williams F1 Williams also won the constructors and Renault, suitably chuffed, it wanted to splash out on a road car to Enter the Clio Williams in

Although the car is badged as a Williams, the F1 actually had nothing to do with its that task was taken on by own crack motorsport division and it has to be said, they know a or two about making cars go

The Clio Williams was to be a limited run of 400 cars. Based on the first Clio, the car was a further development of the #8220;hot#8221; Clio 16 Valve had introduced the iconic flared and bonnet hump.

The 16v, a natural successor to the 5 GT Turbo, had the 1.8 litre engine from the Renault 19 16v (it was a squeeze, the bonnet bulge and vent), track, revised and lowered and with 137 bhp and a weight of 975kg was 0-60 took 7.3 seconds. In A rally form, the works 16V was said to be 1.5 seconds a mile than the fire breathing B Renault 5 Maxi Turbo, was the progress in chassis and engine Since the class rules up to 2.0 litres, Renault decided to another Clio, this with a 2.0 litre engine, the F7R.

For the new Williams, Renaultsport took the 16v car and completely reworked the 1.8 litre Bigger valves, more cams, new crankshaft, larger and …, new exhaust manifold and oil all intended to produce more and ultimately more power bhp @ 6100 rpm). Tweaks to the transmission and a new blue themed that included a numbred completed the first generation

After the initial run of 400 UK RHD #8220;homologation#8221; each with it#8217;s numbered plaque had ended and sold out, Renault annoyed the original buyers in buy releasing another batch of 400 RHD called the Williams 2, then to add insult to injury they the final batch of 400 Williams 3 in 1995.

All Clio Williams#8217; are unmistakable in appearance, the 449 Sports Blue (the Williams 3 wore a lighter shade of blue to the cars) with Gold alloys is almost iconic The press loved the car, it was universally acclaimed to be the very hot hatch of it#8217;s time, pipping the 205 GTi to the title of hot hatch

Nearly 20 years on the #8220;Willy#8221; is a benchmark hot hatch. Wth it#8217;s stiff chassis, perky 2.0 engine, 0-60 in 7.8 seconds and dynamic handling, the Williams is a appreciating classic, and a driving

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