The Renault Clio V6 Is an Amazing Mid-Engine Hot Hatchback

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  • The reason for the beeping with every button press on the radio is simple. Because the battery was disconnected, the radio requires a 4-digit code (as a anti theft thing) that can be entered using the station buttons. As a 5th key you have to press and hold the 5 or 6 to confirm. After that the radio works as usual and also plays received stations and so on. After that, the keys will no longer beep when you press them. You're Welcome!

    • @Guinness everything that would normally be there except for engine and gearbox are there, like fluids, suspension, brakes etc. The front storage is pretty big considering all that. It’s definitely not front heavy though. (Though honestly I first misread your comment as asking why the engine is in back instead of why the front storage isn’t huge.)

    • @Kaitlyn L they put heavy stuff in the front to keep the wheels down?

    • @Guinness it’s for weight distribution and performance

    • What’s the reason you don’t get all the engine space back in the front?

    • @Rich Polecat radios used to get stolen all the time out of cars in the 80s and 90s, it was why they invented face offs

  • I love the body design of the clio v6. The body panels are spot on and with that curved rear hatch window it gets a really awesome stance. Car is bonkers and French had balls to pull that off.

    • This is one of my favorites. A true successor to the Renault 5 Turbo in my opinion. Wish I could have them both.

    • Bizarre car really. Put together initially by Tom Walkinshaw I believe, and mainly for the French and Brit market, only a few sold in other countries; Germany, Japan Switzerland etc…

    • common france L

  • About the body kit : the reason why the front fenders are tailor made is, they’re polycarbonate on any Clio of that gen. (Which is great when they get hit because THEY DON’T DO DENTS ; they either break or not). Renault was actually pretty proud of it when this gen came out in 1998 (originally), to the point where it was a sale argument in their brochure. Fender benders are almost unavoidable on a city car being used regularly for city driving in France.

    • The French in the big City's literally use the bumper to push other cars away so they have room to park. No joke. If you are ever in Paris almost all cars have bumper damage.

    • @Canyon Racer Let's talk about the Trabant...

    • Yes, technology GM’s Pontiac 1984-1988 Fiero and 80’s series Saturns (and many others)used for most of their bodies……🙄

  • Should definitely get a 9 or a 10 from styling and +1 in cool factor, this clio looks super cool for a factory car and is really iconic, especially in European car culture

    • @SteelSkin667 France Is gay

    • ​@Blunt I do and know I'm far from the only one. The Clio V6 is iconic, especially in France.

    • @Blunt I do in Europe...

    • What? We dont think Its cool in Europe

  • Absolutely remember grinding out this car in need for speed carbon and it was and has always been one of my favorite cars. Doug really proved it finally reviewing it, thanks Doug

  • The predecessor Renault 5 also had this conversion as the Renault R5 Turbo. It also competed in the legendary Group B series. There, the car had a 1397 cm3 inline four that produced 180 to 210 HP (from 1984 1527 cm3 and 285 to 360 HP). The car won races such as the Monte Carlo Rally in 1981 and the Tour de Corse in 1982 and 1985.

    • The Peugeot 205 1.9 was pretty nippy too

    • @Nenad Trajković Yeah 👍🏼 I thought Doug would show it too in this video for explaining 😅

    • Jay Leno reviewed one of those. I think a year or two ago

    • The civil version of the R5 Turbo 1/2 had 160 bhp and it reached 100 km/h after 6.8 seconds

    • @Wladimiroff The Car came into the era of the Ur Quattro with between 360 and 650 Hp. No one survives against this in the time from1983 to 1986. Except Walter Röhrl in the Rally 037 in 1983 becomes World Champion in The Lancia

  • Doug, regarding the two horns - the more basic Clio steering wheel didn't have the buttons on the steering to activate the horn, only the Airbag - hence they made available the horn on the turning stalk, as it was very common with older Renaults from this era. After that, they made available the steering wheel with the horn, as this Clio V6 has, but for cost reasons, they kept using the older turning stalk with the horn instead of making a new one without the horn - hence the three options for the horn, something only a French quirky car could do :)

  • I remember seeing a twin engined Clio somewhere in the internet before. It started as a regular clio with the front engine, front wheel drive layout, and they stuffed another engine in the back, mid mounted rear wheel drive. They then had to synchronize the throttle cables and gear shift cables so that both engines will run more or less the same speed.

    • Are you sure it wasn't the first gen Mercedes a class AMG,thats the only car I know that came like that from factory and it was an ugly car.

  • This is definitely a Gran Turismo car. Glad you finally reviewed it. It’s definitely a fun car to drive in the games.

  • Doug, if you want to know what is really different about the phase 1 Clio V6 to a regular V6 that you have reviewed, I suggest you watch "under the skin" from SG Motorsport. The video will show you the car without the "body kit". The regular "fuel door" from the normal clio is actually covered up by the "body kit", you will see it in the aforementioned video. Thanks for the review

  • Great review Doug, I helped the museum import this car back in 2012. I was able to drive it quite a bit and loved every minute of it. Thanks for sharing. I will soon have a 2018 Renault Alpine if you want to check that one out as well :)

    • The Alpine needs curvy moutains roads to be cool to drive. Wide straight american highways are boring for cars like this.

    • @Ciarán in SoCal yep.

    • @Roxas eh? Did u notice that one?

    • @Ciarán in SoCal Thanks for the reply, hadn't been able to watch the whole video yet so didn't see that part.

    • @Roxas He mentions in the video how they import them for museum and educational purposes.

  • Awesome video and great car! Just an FYI, hot hatches with V6s of that era also included the VR6 GTI and Corrado, and albeit small, the Mazda MX-3. Of course none were mid-engined as you stated.

    • 147 GTA, BMW 325ti/125i/130i, Golf R32, Audi A3 3.2 V6 Quattro, there quite a few V6 hatches running around during the 2000's.

    • There was the Alfa 147 GTA too.

  • I was just looking at one the was listed up for sale like a few days ago for 93k with only 21k km. I was like yeah I should look into this car’s features and get to know it more. As I have only known it on a superficial level, and low and behold Doug comes in with this video. Great watch as always 👌🏻.

  • The most important interior change: Higher gear shifter. This is the only Renault Clio to have it. I had the Renault Clio Sport 2.0 and it doesn't have the higher shifter, but it really should have. Glad they put it in the V6 version. Btw, the 2.0 sport or 172 is also an amazing hatchback, especially if you put adjustable coilovers and a higher short shifter. That thing hugs the corners and becomes absolutely crazy at +4000rpm.

    • @Inferis Be that as it may, it's better for the driver as the other shifts are far too low.

    • They didn't put it there for the driver, it's there, because the engine/gearbox requires it. It's the engine from the Renault Laguna

  • i think the reason it has a redundant horn button at the turn signal stock is because the car is very likely to get mods, and one of the mods would be to install a racing steering wheel, which wouldn't need any adaptation for the horn with that "feature"

  • I really wish more manufacturers did things like this. So many hot hatches are just economy cars with a little more power, stiffer suspension, and stylistic upgrades, but this was genuinely different. I fully expect Doug to buy one in a few years, it seems right up his alley.

    • or Boogie will buy one, with hidden body or mechanical damage...

    • It's pretty much period correct, there were quite a few V6 Hot hatches, the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, BMW 125i/130i, Golf MK4 R32, Audi A3 3.2 V6 Quattro, Toyota Blade Master G(Corolla/Auris) 3.5l V6. There might be some I missed but during that 2000's period there were a few, don't know if I'd put the BMW E46 325Ti in that bracket, it was a hatch but more of a notch back really.

    • You got that right. But tell that to the dumb owners who simply add a silly sounding exhaust and act like they are driving on a race track!! 🤡 boy racers!

    • @MightySavagE I'm happy they did something different. The execution may have been off, but I think everyone benefits from experimentation and innovation. I think the decision to use a V6 was perhaps not the best, but a turbo flat or inline four to go under the floor or between the trunk and backseats could be a cool concept.

    • Yaris GR

  • There's more storage space in the front when you remove the plastic tub they have hiding the suspension and electronics... but then your cargo isn't very secure, and smaller items can fall down into the works of the vehicle. My suggestion is to remove the factory tub, and self fabricate a tub that conforms more closely to the workings beneath the factory tub. There's more space under there, just be sure to be careful how you stow items when the tub is removed

    • Very odd that Renault didn’t put together a mould that was more space conscious yet still covered the inner workings of the car as you stated. That clunky plastic takes up half the space 🤣🤣

  • I’ve been waiting for this one since Doug did an intro in front of it 6 months ago. I was obsessed with these as a teenager. Hope to import one in a few years to the us when they are 25 years old.

  • One more notable difference of the interior is the placement of the window switches, the regular models had those on the console, in front of the shifter

  • They have also been built in LHD trim by the way. In Europe, we would just throw a slab of concrete in the front storage, you end up with something really nice to drive, especially when you decide to turbocharge the thing.

  • I have the privilege of currently owning both a Clio V6 Phase 1 and a Renault R5 Turbo 2. Both exhilarating cars to drive. The Clio V6 is so reliable with AC as well. The Renault R5 Turbo 2 runs on the Bosch KJetronic system like the old porsche and mercedes. What can I say Kjets are great when everything is perfect and working together. Love both Cars. Still holding onto them.

    • @seeking truth also the turbo has a blow off valve (normally should), playing with the settings of that and the amount of fuel can result in a beast, optimal would be some electronics to return to standard and have normal fuel consumption for weekdays (LOL). maybe some PWM signal on the up rated fuel pump might help you regulate the RPM of the pump and if you wanna go crazy a customized camshaft, some company are be able to change the profile of the cam if you give them a new or in good spec camshaft, there is a company in the USA and Belgium. catcam belgium.

    • @Analog Dude I'm all within spec on the system and control pressure now. Also LPM is within spec for flow volume. Just have to change the low pressure hoses and put it back together. Thanks for the tips.

    • @seeking truth if you up the fuel pressure, you up the horse power, that's a fiddly job. finding a good quality pump, try to find a pressure gauge and mount it just before the k-jetronic unit to see what the standard fuel pressure is.

    • @crherniman Nope. Not me. I have never travelled with my Clio into the states. Although, my R5 T2 was a Grey Market import back in the 80's from Sun International and eventually made it up into Canada.

    • Curious if I maybe saw yours in 2018. Silver one in Ventura CA with Canadian plates. 🤔

  • 20:20 Having the bonnet release on the passenger side has been the case on all my (UK RHD) cars. Other annoying RHD quirks - my Peugeot RCZ has half it's glovebox taken away by the fusebox. It also has the handbrake lever closer to the passenger than the driver.

  • This is actually my dream car. I love those 'modded' french cars. I mean, it is a clio with an amazing wide body. The peugeot 106 rallye or 106 gti are also great cars

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  • This is one of the coolest cars ever. thank you for showing it to us Doug!

  • The bonnet release (or hood release) being on the passenger side is standard in most EU cars sold in the UK. My current DS3 is exactly the same many years later, I've had quite a few French cars so it's become quite normal. Even my Mondeo Mk4 had a release on the passenger side.

  • That deserves a 10 when it comes to style. Awesome looking hatchback.

    • It's a 7 at best

    • @Karim Errytouny hell yeah it is

    • @Albanian Gamer That's not a thing people have said in the last 30 years.

    • It is aging like fine wine

    • agree. only 6? I mean a widebody mid engine hatchback come on....

  • I drive daily a 5door clio limited edition, with the Sport1.6 accessories, I love how Doug is getting impressed with every clio fun fact, normal to me lol.

  • Love this car, since the Renault 5 turbo of my childhood, this is the first “modern” hatchback that really made me smile and think omg

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  • Yes, the mini is maybe the most playable car outside (talking about this size) I tested one when my girlfriend was thinking of buying it, and my lane changes during those 2 days were formula1 lane changes. It was so weird how quick u were able to change lanes making just a quick steering wheel turn..... XD

  • I remember a guy down the road from me won one of these in a competition many, many years ago. He drove it for a few days or weeks before selling. Would turn so many heads when he was out and about in it.

  • I remember watching the CS-tv video of Jeremy Clarkson's review this car on Top Gear. It was back in the late 90's or early 2000's. I got to go to Europe in August of 1990 and never saw one of these. I love this car. This car is a direct evolution of the Renault 5 turbo from the 80's. This is a car that most Americans will never even see, unless they go to Europe. Thank you.

  • The interior of the V6 was the same as the one of the Clio Sport 172, which was the i4 FWD sport version. I had both for a while and while the 172 was fun to drive the V6 was a crazy oversteering beast.

    • Espace F1 and Safrane Biturbo are another interesting creations of Renault worth checking out.

  • Practicality? Storage?? Damn it Doug!! This is one off proof of concept car. Back in time when Renault had courage to build crazy concepts. No one buys Clio V6 and thinks about practicality

  • Amazing about the fenders, I thought they were THE body panels. Awesome work Doug. Also with the boot up front interesting!

  • My dream car! I wish I could have bought one 10 years ago when they were worth about 1/3 of their current value (around £60k today)

  • Leave it to dougie to always make the day a bit brighter! Love yah content brah!🤙🏼

  • The last time I saw this car was when I was playing Need For Speed Most Wanted...this was one of my fav car for drift challenges😀good to see that doug finally made review of this car😉

  • I used to trick these out in Gran Turismo 4 as a kid. Made different ones look and perform anywhere from pro-touring to Group B Rally. What a fun car.

  • Here's a quirk/cheapout on Renault's side which you missed. All RHD clios from that generation not only had the hood release on the passenger side, but the wiper blades were also unchanged from the LHD version. Meaning only about half of your field of view gets cleared by them.

    • doug been slippin

    • @Alex Withers First gen was built when Clio was rare good car in its class if we exclude japanese. Škoda was far away, and Polo greatly varied in quality from year to year. Punto was in infancy, and Peugeot 205 was only real competitor for the similar money. My then girlfend had Punto with 60HP, head gasket every 2 years, and oil leak right after warranty expired. In those good times, Clio was selling well in UK and IRL, so RHD was financially ok. In my country VW is best seller, but Clio is still best selling new car in its class for 30 years now, and price is same as Polo. And used ones are not cheap.

    • @Alex Withers because 1st Gen clio wiper linkage and motor isn't a straight swap into the 2nd gen clio. The layout of that area in front of the car is totally different in the 2nd gen so that means the wiper linkage could only stay in one place and couldn't be mirrored to the other side. It's just the way the front end of the car is designed.

    • @Nicolas 2T actually the theory behind both lhd and rhd makes sense if you read about it. What annoys me is that most countries are lhd and still many are stubborn to convert to lhd...

    • TBH it's not Renault faul. It's the RHD-bound countries fault for driving on the wrong side of the road.

  • looks so dope on the outside for a hatchback, especially with those rims

  • 13:50 this is really an amazing design for a trunk's handle (or back door I don't know the American word for this). It allows you to open the door with just one hand. It seems like an obvious think but there is lots of cars where you HAVE to use two hands. The trunk of my regular brazilian 2008's clio is actually even better than this. You can do it with ONE FINGER: you press the botton THAN you lift up the door. you don't have to do both things at the same time. This model don't have key hole. You just close it pressing the bottom in the key of the car. Safe and easy. Simply just the locker is electric and remote together all the car doors. modern cars have more electric or even hydraulic things working there. But you realize that's just not needed when you use an well designed thing.

  • I have a manual Peugeot 406 V6 with that same engine, it's a 1400kg front wheel sedan with a 2.0 manual shorter gearbox adapted and it goes really well, I really wanted to see how this Clio goes!

  • I used one in Forza IV. I never knew it was mid-engine. I thought the side intakes were just for style.

  • 19:44 The radio beeps with every button press because the security code needs to be entered. Pretty much all Renault headunits have a 4-digit code that needs to be entered every time power to the car is cut off (ie. when the battery is changed), until then the radio is locked and beeps until it's entered. I know this because my mum's Clio III does the exact same thing lol

  • That interior reminds me so much of my first car! Many happy memories in that Megane Coupé...

  • Love this car, it’s more comparable to the R32 over the gti; comparing to the gti when the r32 exists is a little misleading.

  • I was really excited for Hyundai‘s MR 19 project which kind of was a continuation of the mid rear hot hatch. I never saw anything but track testing though.

  • This is such a welcome review! I remember driving this on video games of its day!

  • Such a cool concept, and one which will likely never be repeated. One of the last great tributes to the Group B era.

    • @some random proto yup i love reminding my friend how much there worth now.

    • @oohoochie Yes, exactly this. The mid-engined "silhouette body" hatch is a bizarre (and awesome) vehicle type whose era seems to have closed out. Pour one out for the lightweights with the heavy swings.

    • not a concept

    • @oohoochie this V6 Clio looked cool.

    • @some random proto more like concept production car actually.

  • I remember the earlier version of this car from Gran Turismo 2. I believe the only widebody in the game was an actual racecar though.

  • a few facts about the Renault Sport Clio V6 first gen, it was actually developed by TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) in Sweden ; and Renault Sport, as it took over the development, did improve the handling for the second generation (based therefore on the Clio 2 facelift) precisely because so many feedback about how tricky the first generation was .... also, even in France, it's rare to see one in the street (I've only seen one since it came out), due to its low production number for the first gen (1 555 in total) and its high MSRP when it was brand new (over 50 000 of today's dollars)

  • Love content Doug, you compared it to an mk4 gti but there was the golf r32 also with a v6 at the time you didn't mention

  • I think it needs better suspension. That would change the driving characteristics. Stiffen up the rear and raise it to shift the load on front wheels.

  • That is actually the cleanest hot hatch design I’ve ever seen

    • I remember seeing some of these in Germany when I was younger. It really is timeless and the best hatch design ever made. I would love to drive one!

    • @MUSTASHEO lll Let me guess, you're American and didn't know this car before the video?

    • Definitely one of the best to me too. I like the Renault Turbo 5 even more, that thing is so awesome.

    • @MUSTASHEO lll this in a way I agree but weirdly it works SO WELL. Ignore me but opinion respected.

    • Frfr

  • Love to see a review of the Nissan Pulsar GTI-R the greatest hot hatch no one talks about .Came out in 1990 with 227bhp with all wheel drive and it pissed over every other hot hatch by a mile .Please Doug find one

  • Always liked the Clio V6 but have to say the Renault 5 Turbo 2 was my favourite hot hatch

  • Very cool hatch. I like the exterior except the stick on body panels. The interior could use some work. Lots of power small package.

  • This car was designed for racing. But Renault had to build many roadworthy versions, to meet homologation requirements, i.e. to make it eligible for international racing competition.

  • I have to say dougcember is starting GREAT! I literally wanted Doug to review this car for years

    • This was teased in an intro months ago. We knew it was coming. And when it wasn't, we knew it was coming in Dougcember.

    • @PW the Clio V6 reminded me a lot to the car from TOCA RACE DRIVER 2.

    • @b2ljios 742I’m glad omar is excited

    • @flyingmonkeyofus he actually showed in a vid like 2 years ago, during the cars and bids ad.

    • If you look at the license plate / registration date, you can see that it says May of 2021. Judging by how sweaty Doug is in this video, I'd bet that this was recorded in the Summer of 2020. He has been sitting on this video for approximately 2 years. It was something discussed in Super AutoQuirk Dougposting; and if memory serves, I believe Doug actually touched on it as well.

  • 21:35 - You say none of the other hot hatch backs had V6s? The Alfa 147 GTA has a 3.2l V6 with 250bhp. There's also the VW R32 with a VR6 and 240bhp. VW was wise enough to put an all wheel drive system in theirs though, while Alfa left theirs as front only.

  • People have been requesting this car for 6 years on Doug's channel....and he finally reviewed one. Holy Hell! Fellow Gran Turismo gamers satiated.

    • Grew up seeing a guy down the street driving one. All the way up until he binned it.

    • I've loved this car ever since I completed Need For Speed Most Wanted with it

  • Love to see Doug embracing UK culture

  • That model is a phase 1, although the rear lights are from the phase 2. Phase 2 has a better interior quality, 255hp and a much more precise chassis. Other details, the radio might have funny sounds, but it is not French, most likely from the Netherlands since it used to be from Philips.

  • All the people you passed on the road have never seen that car before in real life!! You enjoyed that :) It’s been good on gran turismo for years. To me, owning an r230 and modifying it is a sinilar feeling. Never thought I’s get the chance.

  • Side note, this Museum is awesome and they do private events. They have the coolest collection of cars and this should be on your list of places to go. Also the corvette factory is about an hour away too!

  • "The widening is just glued on the original chassis" vs "The mid mounted engine needed bigger chassis". Some other things: The OIL OK sign can be skipped with the trip meter button (one push: you'll see the actual amount of oil (which is really clever)! Two push: ODO meter). Actually the interior is 90% like a Scenic 1, so you'll bet it's just functional, which is understandable if you know Reanult's financial problems at that time.

  • There's actually an earlier V6 Trophy version first built in 1999 - that one had 281 BHP. These cars were built as road going versions of the Clio V6 racing cars that were fielded in a single-make racing series in France, launched to advertise the new Clio model that replaced the Renault 5 in 1990. Oh, and here in the UK, the now infamous "Papa? Nicole?" adverts helped sales of the original budget hatchback. Those ads look hilarious now, but at the time, they were considered worth watching :) These radically reworked Clio models have their roots in the Renault 5 Turbo car that was homologated for Group B rallying in the 1980s, until the "Killer Bs" as they were known were banned. The Renault 5 Turbo rally car is ... well, deranged. It too has the engine behind the rear seats, and developed a reputation for being a miniature rocket sled, though one with ... let's call it *interesting* handling characteristics. The Clio V6 took that idea originally fielded in Renault 5 Turbo form, but did away with the manic turbo engine of the earlier car, and replaced it with the naturally aspirated V6. Oddly enough, Renault didn't field the Clio V6 models in rallying, nor did they field a works team running Clio V6s for tournaments such as the British Touring Car Championships, which used Group A rally rules and regulations as its basis. Another hot Clio to look out for is the Renault Clio Williams, named after the Williams F1 racing team, which at the time was using Renault engines (from 1989 to 1997), though the Williams team provided almost nothing other than the name for these cars. Oh, and those looking out for a *really* mad Renault, should look no further than the Renault Espace F1. Yes, Renault took their 7 seater "people carrier" Espace model, and fitted an example with a 900 BHP formula 1 racing engine.

  • I had a little "race" with one of these a little while ago in my Sylvia S15. Wow the Clio was quick. I'd love one!

  • "It's not front wheel drive like every other hot hatchback..." Except for the Renault 5 Turbo, which it's an homage to. "...They put the V6 in the back, and THEN they made it rear wheel drive..." Well, if you want to be technical, putting the engine/trans in the back converted it to rear drive by default at the same time. It wasn't a separate step.

  • Apparently in Europe the production Phase 1 started with 230ps/228bhp then in 2003 the Phase 2 had 255ps/252bhp which can be remapped to ~270 bhp/236 lb/ft though the original Trophy competition had 285ps/281bhp.

  • Remember seeing these in the UK. I think their great. Rarely see them now and from a quick check they go for around 40-50k dollars here.

  • Welcome to Uk/Europe in the 1990's and early 00's Doug... living in the UK, we had some of the greatest hot hatches, 205GTi, Clio Williams/V6, Renault 5 GT Turbo's... and they all handled on rails (bar the V6 hahaha)... would love your thoughts on the 205 GTI Dimma ;-) or a wide body Renault 5 GT

  • Renault, Citroen and Peugeot really went in on their physical design when other manufacturers played it safe

    • Typical of French design

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  • I knew it was a mid engine coupe from Forza😂 I’m glad to start seeing reviews of these cars

  • I lived in Europe back then. I remember reading about it but never actually saw one. These were really rare indeed.

  • Renault has made quite some quirky cars over the decades,some being more successful then others (the Avantime and Wind where a commercial disaster). The phase 1 Clio V6 such as this one is indeed known for it's tricky handling, the phase 2 (built by Renault Sport) is a lot better. The best handling Clio 2 is the RS (2.0 16v available with 172 and 182 HP).

  • I wondered why they imported one from the UK but then it hit me, the speedometer is in MP/H instead of KM/H. Not sure why they didn't import a lhd Clio v6 and replace the gauge cluster with one that has MP/H on it instead but ah well🤷🏻‍♂

  • I used to drive these cars back when I was younger hahaha so much memories good fuel economy easy to park try to find one that's not abused and living in the Netherlands so we get a lot of cool cars that you guys get jealous over 😅🤣😅

  • Being from Portugal, I always rejoice when I see normal regular European cars on Doug's channel. I know this version of the Clio is rare, (and you just don't see it over here too), but 2nd gen Clios are a dime a dozen once you leave your house. Doug, now, just go for the Clio Williams ;) PS: Kudos for all the classic Citroens in the back (GS, Ami, etc), plus the NSU and the original R5 GT Turbo!

  • by far my favorite grand turismo car, never thought i'd get the quirks and features... thanks Doug

    • This car was a love/hate. In it's own right, FAST car! That said, they give you this car to beat the Viper, Aston, Lister, Jaguar etc. And that was impossible.

    • @Joshua Harazin that shit is insane. I remember when they took journalist down the track. Infuckingsane

    • @Jordan Johnson It was really hard to drive but on the high speed tracks it was unbeatable

    • Now he needs to find a Renault Espace F1.

    • Lol I hated this car on Gran Turismo, but I do enjoy Doug talking about it

  • I´d be down for manufacturers to make performance hatchbacks with a mid engine strapped on the back seats. Seems cheaper than to design a new chassis.

  • This was a rally car. The road version was only manufactured to conform to the FIA homologation rules at the time - excerpt below: "In order for a vehicle to be able to take part in FIA approved races it has to be produced to a minimum number of units by its manufacturer, 5000 for the GroupN class, 2500 for the GroupA class and 200 for the now extinct GroupB" As such, a lot of these quirks and features reflect that fact. There was also the similar MG Metro 6R4 which had a normally aspirated 3.0 V6 engine. They used the existing Rover 3.5 V8 engine and simply removed 2 cylinders to shorten it.

  • Well, about the Horn, I had a renault megane and the only place I could use the horn was on the turn signal, so maybe to reduce costs they use the steering wheel from the clio and the other horn button from the megane

  • You can disable the radio beep on the settings menu, but I don't remember how it's done. The steering of the clio is not precise, the driver is the one that has to apply manually the precision.

  • Finally I never thought that I will see doug reviewing Clio V6 but here we are

    • I want to see him review the predecessor of the Clio: the Renault 5 Turbo 2,

    • @Derek Lee similar but different. That one has a 3.5 V6 mounted in the front like every other Corolla would have had, and was even front wheel drive. I think it was also automatic only.

    • This car makes me to remember Toyota Blade which is a 3.5 V6 Corolla.

    • i hope he finds a lotus omega eventually

    • He must've done it in the same trip when he did the Multipla back in July-ish? you can tell as he's sweating like crazy, must've been dead heat of the summer.

  • Legend has it this car has so much power you can do a wheelie like doms charger in fast and furious

  • Hello from the Philippines Sir Doug! The early version of that car was in Group B. It was called the Renault R5 Turbo ang I think I kinda saw it in the background in one of the sequences in this video. Its white in color

  • great vid, the 1gen of this clio was hard to handle the mk 2 are better handling cars. wel alfa romeo had the 147 gta with a busso v 6 24 valve enigine in the front. please do a video on that.

  • I always neglected this car from NFSMW, but now I'm going to buy one in the game and definitely drive it 😂

  • At 19:15 you do not have to wait for the mileage to appear. If you press the button on the end of the wiper stalk it will display the oil level and once pressed again the odometer will appear.

    • And it's not an oil level indicator. It's oil service indicator

    • @80s Music I wanted to post a similar comment, I also knew it from a Renault Scenic 🙂

    • @Publicidad420ahaha. 😂 I only know this as I own a Renault Scenic RX4. The oil level display is a pretty nice feature but still prefer to use the dipstick.

    • Holly shit I own a clio that actually does that and I didn’t know that trick

    • Yes, that would be another quirk for Doug to show.

  • For those who are interested, look at the Renault R5 Turbo 3 E. A little masterpiece

  • One of my favorite cars from NFS Most Wanted. Looks even better IRL!

  • Here's a wild idea: what if Toyota made a race spec rally version of the GR Corolla, kept it all wheel drive, but since they took out the back seat, they could put that turbo 3 cylinder behind the front two seats and easily create the single best handling Corolla ever made

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  • Clio V6: Has an actual body-kit, side-intakes, exahusts that you can put your arm into and obviously over-sized wheels for the class of car it's supposed to be. Doug: It may not look too insane on the outside... I mean, yeah, if this is the only Clio you've ever seen, but even so..

  • My father is a Renault Sports aficionado and owned a Renault 5 turbo 2 in the 80's. When the Phase 2 version of the Clio Sports V6 came out he bought it in a heartbeat and still has it in impeccable condition. The phase 2 is definitely a huuuge upgrade over the phase 1 model, especially in the interior. But a fact that Doug missed is that in order to jump from 230hp to 255~hp, Renault outsourced their engineering to... none other than Porsche! I have to say, every time I've been allowed to drive it, I was scared to death!

    • Thats not completely true. The engine originally debuted in 1997 with 190hp, in 2001 the engine gained VVT and 17hp, and this update was co-developed with Porsche. However the Clio V6 version of the engine was developed by Tom Walkinshaw Racing, not Porsche

    • Also phase 2 cars were a whole lot less keen on killing their drivers.

    • My favourite was the 5 Gordini Turbo (Alpine outside the UK).

    • @Ryan Schaff you have none of the skill or balls required to drive one of theese, i can assure you.

    • The problem with the Phase 1 is that it's an absolute deathtrap, even more than you would expect. The Phase 2 exist to make the car safer and used it as an excuse to also make it more powerfull

  • Doug should come to Europe and review more unique cars

  • *_I got huge Gran Turismo 2 flashbacks from the thumbnail! I fell in love with this thing Instantly. I have it on my list of cars I'm going to buy when I get rich._*

  • Man I remember thrashing this thing at a bunch of different tracks in Gran Turismo 5, such a weird car but weirdly cool.

  • I miss the old Doug Score which had more explanations. Still enjoy watching. it's the highlight of the day while I'm eating lunch at work.

  • I actually had the pleasure of driving one of these when I was in Germany in 2014. What an amazing machine, it absolutely screams down the Autobahn

    • @Hoagers dummy

    • @Hoagers take your meds or see a therapist

    • @Hoagers I hope you can find more comfortable state of mind. Can't be fun to be so ornery for nothing.

    • @Hoagers You must get invited to a lot of parties edgelord

    • @Hoagers i actually did. I came here only to find out whether the beastlyburrito had driven the car, so you can take your opinion and shove it