Renault Clio Rally3
The Clio Rally3 follows the Clio Rally5 and Clio Rally4, which were launched in 2020 and 2021 respectively to provide the next step in the FIA’s international rally pyramid. Both cars have enjoyed considerable success in ERC events and domestic rallies. While the Clio Rally5 is designed to be accessible to all drivers and the Clio Rally4 is focused on two-wheel performance, the Clio Rally3 is the perfect stepping stone into the world of four-wheel drive. Built to current FIA regulations for Rally3, the all-new all-wheel drive rally special is based on the fifth-generation Renault Clio road car and will have the power to be deployed in ERC competitions.
The first Renault Clio with all-wheel drive is the brainchild of Renault’s design teams in Viry-Châtillon, Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Rédélé and the WT Alpine F1 Team in Enstone, UK.
According to Renault, “special attention has been paid to the search for performance and reliability thanks to the experience of the Viry-Châtillon teams. Combined with Castrol’s expertise, which helped optimise engine and gearbox lubrication, which is particularly important in an all-wheel drive car”.
The car’s rear spoiler is the work of the BWT Alpine F1 team’s engineers, who have drawn on their F1 experience to create one that is both simple and highly effective. The Clio Rally3 is equipped with state-of-the-art adjustable dampers from BOS Suspension. The electronic steering system is controlled by the Life Racing box, which integrates the engine and chassis data acquisition system. The car is equipped with Michelin tyres, another loyal partner of Renault’s racing activities for customers and a guarantee of proven performance.
Safety has remained a key aspect, thanks to the latest standard features. In addition to PFC brakes, the crew can rely on Sabelt seats that meet the new FIA homologation (valid for ten years) and six-point seat belts. Finally, for added comfort, the Renault Clio Rally3 is equipped with an adjustable pedal and steering column to suit all body sizes.
The Renault Clio Rally3 is expected to be homologated for competition use in April, making the car eligible for ERC events from the Islas Canarias Rally in May.
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The price of the car in asphalt and gravel versions is set at 122,000 euros excluding VAT.
Specifications of the Renault Clio Rally3
CLIO RALLY3 – TECHNICAL DATA*
Base – Clio R.S. Line with roll cage
Body/Type – Arc-welded steel monocoque
Safety – Multi-point roll cage
Aerodynamics – Rear wing
Type – Renault HR13 4-cylinder, 16-valve
Layout – Front-engined
Displacement – 1,330 cm3
Maximum power – 260 hp
Torque – 415 Nm
Maximum rpm – 7,400
Turbocharger – 31 mm restrictor
Fuel delivery – Direct injection
Cooling – Standard derivative
Electronic management – Life Racing
Fuel – SP98 standard
Lubricants – Castrol
Type – Integral, four-wheel drive
Gearbox – Sadev ST4-82, 5-speed sequential + reverse
Selector – Gearshift with electric release MAR
Tunnel – Sadev SP02
Differential Front/Rear – ZF Limited slip
Clutch – Sachs dual disc
RUNNING GEAR AND SUSPENSION
Axle Front/Rear – Pseudo McPherson
Dampers – Bos Suspension with three-way adjustment and hydraulic stop
Brakes Front Tarmac – Ø 330 x 28 mm, 4-piston callipers PFC Brakes
Brakes Front Gravel – Ø 294 x 28 mm, 4-piston callipers PFC Brakes
Brakes Rear Tarmac/Gravel – Ø 294 x 28 mm, 4-piston callipers PFC Brakes
Hand brake – Hydraulic
Steering – Electrically assisted
Wheels – Aluminium, 6×15’’ (gravel) et 7×17’’ (tarmac)
Tyres – Michelin
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
Length/width/height – 4,050 / 1,988 / 1,400 mm
Wheelbase – 2,585 mm
Wheel track Front / Rear – 1,520 / 1,520 mm
Fuel cell – 62 litres, FIA FT3 homologated
Dry weight – 1,210 kg (minimum FIA)
* subject to homologation