By Ronan Glon
Wednesday, Mar 5th, 2014 @ 4:15 pm
 
Renault has launched the limited-edition Renault Clio RS Monaco GP at the Geneva Motor Show. As its name clearly implies, the exclusive Clio is inspired by the Monaco Grand Prix.

Based on the regular-production Clio RS hot hatch, the Monaco GP edition gains a bespoke White Frost Pearl paint job with contrasting gloss black trim on the grille, the lower bumper, the door mirrors and the trim around the window. Five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with a gloss black finish round out the exterior updates.

The cockpit has been upgraded with white trim on the door panels and the dashboard. The Clio Monaco GP is equipped with Renault's RS Monitor, a function that lets the driver record lap times and other performance-related data.

Renault has not made any changes under the hood, meaning the Monaco GP is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that sends 200 horsepower and 177 lb-ft. of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The hot hatch sprints from zero to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 143 mph.

The Clio RS Monaco GP is scheduled to arrive in showrooms across Europe over the next couple of weeks. Pricing information and availability will be published closer to the car's on-sale date.

Live images by Ronan Glon.