Model: Clio V6 Phase 1
Reg: V6KJN (not with the car)
Vintage & Prestige of Northampton is proud to offer the hottest hatchback ever made.
This spectacular 2002 Renault Clio V6 Phase 1 comes to us in excellent condition throughout from long term ownership and with very low mileage, showing only 20k miles on the clock.
This Clio V6 Phase 1 is number 242; one of the last produced in UK (256 produced in uk between 2001 and 2002).
The French were widely known to make extremely good hatchbacks back in the days, and in the 90s they produced one of the best FWD car ever made, the Clio Williams, it’s no surprise that they decided to go really overboard with the Clio V6, which is still considered the Hottest hatchback ever made to this day.
It would take a mad man to stick a 3.0 V6 engine in a car that was mostly considered a grocery getter, but they still did it. The back of the car is completely occupied by the engine which is sitting in front of the rear wheels, making the Clio V6 a mid engined Super Hatchback.
The 2002 Renault Clio V6 Phase 1 shares very few parts with its city-car counterpart, due to the size and location of the engine most of the structure had to be modified to handle the power and the weight of the 3.0 V6 ES9 engine. Strengthened chassis, beefed up suspensions and brakes, 6 Speed gearbox and wide tyres were fitted to the Clio V6 in order to handle like a sports car but be as usable as a city car.
The Renault Clio V6 is not for the faint of heart, the short wheel base, combined with the incredible amount of torque and the questionable weight balance, make it for an incredible experience to drive, challenging your skills and your reactions. It is just incredible how such a small car can be turned into a proper sports car.
The 2002 Renault Clio V6 Phase 1 is quite a remarkable car, at idle the engine is extremely smooth and quiet, at normal speeds you would barely tell you have 230hp ready to be unleashed at any given time. Being a car from the good old era of Naturally Aspirated engines, the torque is always available at all revs, and the little Clio is always ready to go, & almost feels like it wants you to push it to the limit. The torque curve starts right at the bottom and doesn’t stop until 7300rpms, singing beautifully all the way trough, almost like having your personal French Opera singer sitting behind you and keeping you company on all your drives.
This 2002 Renault Clio V6 is presented in beautiful Iceberg Silver, had new tyres in 2018, has always been garaged and cherished by the owner, whose had it for over a decade, and has only covered a scant 20k miles since new.
This 2002 Renault Clio V6 Phase 1 is ready to be seen and driven away from our showroom in Northampton.