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      08-10-2012, 04:41 AM   #737

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Location: compensating a fat car with horsepower is like giving an alcoholic cocaine to sober him up.

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Originally Posted by MrClean335i View Post
There is a new Clio. The RS version is going to be epic. I wish they raced it in the WRC.
I'm glad you brought it up! I guess we have to wait for its public debut at the Paris motor show in September and see:

French sources say the car will have a new turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine with Ďat leastí the same 197bhp as the current carís 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated unit.'

A 187bhp version of the same engine is currently in the Nissan Juke. Sources say the Renault Clio RS will also get the option of a new dual-clutch gearbox, which is expected to get paddle shifters as standard.

in Autocar

Do you understand now why I'm insisting and asking for a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol boxer engine with at least the same 200 hp as the current Toyobaru's 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated unit (but a LOT more torque)?!