With temperatures soaring already at Renault’s spectacular World Series at Silverstone last weekend, the French auto giant unveiled even hotter limited editions of their two hot hatches, the Clio and the Megane. Called the World Series special editions, these three cars (one Clio and two Meganes) with a lot of stylish go-faster bits lit up the 5.14km long circuit in front of a 100,000 strong crowd of spectators who had come to watch a thrilling weekend of action-packed racing that even included the 500hp Formula Renault 3.5 cars.
The three World Series versions are based on the most popular Dynamique trim level in the Clio, Megane Hatch and Coupe ranges, and add extra equipment with great cost savings for the customers. The Clio World Series builds on the already sporty Dynamique trim and adds an extended front spoiler, side skirts, a sporty bumper along with some WSR badging. As for the engine, Renault is offering an option between the 1.2-litre 16V 75 engine, the highly efficient 1.2-litre TCe 100, or the extremely frugal 1.5-litre dCi 86 engines.
The Megane Hatch World Series too is based on the Dynamique trim and this five-door car sports an extended front spoiler, Coupe-style bumper inserts, side skirts, sporty rear bumper, rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels. All this garnished with an adornment of WRS badging. Engine options of the Megane Hatch World Series include the 1.6-litre 16V 110 with variable valve timing or the 1.5-litre dCi 106, both coupled with a six-speed gearbox. Rounding off the World Series range is the Megane Coupe World Series that adds to the sleek design of the standard car with an extended front spoiler, side skirts, sports rear bumper and 17″ alloy wheels.