A stonking Clio Renaultsport 182 with Cup Spoiler Pack and 32,003 miles.
Renaultsport bumpers, twin exhausts, extended front wings and sills, automatic Double Optic Xenon headlamps, headlamp wash, rain sensitive wipers, ISOFIX on front passenger and side rear seats, driver, passenger and lateral airbags, R.A.I.D (Renault Anti-Intruder Device), Thatcham Cat 1 alarm, cruise control, speed limiter, drilled aluminium pedals, multi-function trip computer, climate control, Cabasse Auditorium RDS stereo. Factory Options; Cup Spoiler Pack consisting of additional front lower spoiler, enlarged rear spoiler.
This tremendous Clio Renaultsport 182 remains exactly as it left the factory and benefits from the desirable factory fitted Cup Spoiler Pack giving an additional front lower spoiler and enlarged rear spoiler, designed to aid aerodynamics. Finished in factory optional Titanium Metallic Supergloss, (Code 647), the paintwork boasts a bright uniform finish and all panels are pin straight and show linear gaps. There are no imperfections worthy of mention other than a tiny scratch to the rear bumper and some very light and minimal frontal stone chips. All trim sections are in superb order and all glass and light fitments are factory. A fabulous and totally unmolested hot Renault.
Climb into the deep figure-hugging sports front seats and along with the unique driving position and drilled aluminium pedals, you are in no doubt this is not an ordinary Clio! The seats trimmed in Leather/Alcantara, (Code TICUI3), remain in fantastic condition and all bolsters are firm and intact. The upholstery is spotlessly clean as are all co-ordinating trim sections. There is some wear to the leather steering wheel grips and some heel rubbing to the driver’s floor mat. High specification includes climate control, cruise control and speed limit function as well as rain sensitive wipers and multi-function trip computer, all in working order. Entirely standard and original, Renault aficionados will delight at finding factory stickers within door apertures, supplying Renault dealer number plates and ELF rear screen sticker. The original jack in its pouch is still in the very clean boot area and the factory Cabasse Auditorium RDS stereo remains fitted. A prized and unspoilt example.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.0 VVT 182 engine is a marvel and combined with a car weighing just 1090kgs allows performance statistics of 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 139mph! The thrill is in the track-focused driving dynamics that make the Renaultsport 182 a must drive and the car has benefitted from extensive Renault main dealer servicing including replacement of the all-important cambelt, auxiliary belt, idlers, tensioners and Dephaser pulley. The engine bay is standard and very clean with factory stickers and labels clearly displayed. The 5-speed gearbox offers short positive changes to really make this pocket rocket an absolute hoot to drive!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 16in Renaultsport alloy wheels remain in near perfect condition with no kerb damage whatsoever and only very faint tarnishing to the inner spokes, barely noticeable. All four corners are shod in premium Michelin Pilot Sport3 tyres of correct size 205/45 ZR16 with masses of tread. Powerful disc brakes front and rear, (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), provides high performance stopping power.
Supplied new on the 24th November 2004 by Renault main dealer, Lookers of Glasgow, this example has covered just 32,003 miles and benefits from full Renault Main Dealer service history up to February 2021. The original service book contains seven stamped entries supported by Renault Main Dealer invoices and the most recent service by a specialist was carried out in February 2021 at 29,777 miles. The previous owner, Mr Emery, finalised his long and extensive search for the perfect Clio 182 in 2018 after tediously viewing many incorrectly maintained cars or examples displaying abuse. Within days of snapping up this prime example, Mr Emery booked the car into Main Dealer, Smith Renault in Peterborough, for a service and the vitally important cambelt, idler, tensioner and auxiliary belt, idler, tensioner as well as the Dephaser pulley. The supporting evidenced invoice in the history file from Smiths Renault for £1,445.27 is dated August 2018 at 25,678 miles. A full handbook pack including a Renaultsport sales brochure covering the Clio 182, Megane 225 and Clio V6 255 completes the history file along with two sets of original keys. Fast becoming a highly collectable and appreciating hot hatchback, this instant thrill giving Clio Renaultsport 182 must not be missed. Hurry up, these cars go very quickly in more ways than one!
MOT September 2022, HPI Clear.
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