Long term tests

Renaultsport Clio 200 Cup

The hardcore Cup chassis is a near-essential Clio 200 option, but it has its downsides

You’re a keen bunch, aren’t you? No sooner had evo 145 gone to press than I had dozens of replies to my query about the Clio’s sporadic alarm beep. Appears it’s a common occurrence, and a sign that I’m opening the door too fast! Big thanks to all who responded. And time for me to stop rushing around…

A number of emails from fellow Clio 200 owners also flagged up tracking and alignment problems. It seems the Cup’s stiff suspension set-up is rather susceptible to Britain’s knobbly roads, and it doesn’t take much to knock the front wheels out of true. Ours has already had a couple of adjustments, and it needed another before it set out on a 1200-mile trip to Spa. Full report on that next month.

Running Costs

Date acquiredSeptember 2009
Total mileage17,536
Costs this month£99.99 (alignment check)
Mileage this month1601
MPG this month31.2

Most Popular

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm 2021 review – if Porsche built a four-door 911 GT3 RS
Alfa Giulia GTAm header
Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm 2021 review – if Porsche built a four-door 911 GT3 RS

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm is the most extreme modern Alfa to date. It’s also one of its very best.
12 May 2021
Sub-T.50 Gordon Murray Automotive Project Two supercar confirmed
GMA T.50 XP2
Supercars

Sub-T.50 Gordon Murray Automotive Project Two supercar confirmed

Two-seater retains Cosworth V12 and manual gearbox, but loses ground-effect fan
10 May 2021
Audi RS6 v Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo v Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate – super-estates go head-to-head
Audi RS6 v Porsche Panamera v Mercedes-AMG
Features

Audi RS6 v Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo v Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate – super-estates go head-to-head

Which 600bhp wagon is the current super-estate king? It‘s time to find out as the Audi RS6 Avant takes on Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turi…
8 May 2021