Clio 197 Track Car (Hi Spec)

Hi all,

After spending a lot of time on the ClioSport site trying to find 197 content i've come across here! Happy days! Look forward to sharing more over the coming months...

So i'm a long-time french hot hatch owner and track day attendee, having had a GTi-6, and then a Megane Cup over the past few years, both dedicated track cars. Sadly houses caused me to sell up nearly 2 years ago, until i was incredibly fortunate and won a very high spec Clio 197 (07 plate) track car on a raffle not too long ago. I've already started playing/tweaking and improving with lots of plans in the pipeline!

Spec is as follows:

  • 2007 197 (non Cup) but with all Cup bits installed.
  • Full safety devices rollcage
  • Tillet carbon bucket seats
  • Gaz Gold coilovers all round
  • Adjustable top mounts
  • Sparco steering wheel and detachable boss
  • Plastics4Performance Polycarbonate windows all round
  • Pro Race 1.2's with Pilot Cup Sport 2's
  • 200 Cup wheels with ClioCup wets for the inevitable wet track day...
  • Camber shims & rear spacers
  • G-hook discs with DS2500 pads & fully rebuilt callipers front/rear (soon to be switched to PBS pads)
  • Full Milltek
  • KTR induction kit
  • RS Tuning remap (194bhp) - had the legs on a 200 on the straights at Silverstone which was interesting....
  • Fully polybushed top to bottom
  • Fully corner waited and track setup (camber etc)
  • Ktec rear carpet

I've taken it to Silverstone so far, having had a brilliant day on track, very wet in the morning, dried up in the afternoon, the end result being a great lesson in car control and learning how the car responds in different conditions, not a competitive day but managed a 2:42 by the end of the day which was the fastest of the Clio's i was there with but certainly more to come, i'm no driving master.

Its an utterly brilliant car, i'm a total convert, the chassis is glorious and very much like the 306 in terms of the way it responds to throttle inputs. Could just do with that little bit more power on the straights!

Heading to Donnington on the 26th of Feb - can't wait, anyone else going?!

Look forward to seeing people on track,

Chris
 

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RSRowe

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Proper tidy car. Think I spoke to you over on cliosport about your coilovers.
Plenty of the mods are on my wish list :grin:
 
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Proper tidy car. Think I spoke to you over on cliosport about your coilovers.
Plenty of the mods are on my wish list :grin:
Ah yes you did! Thanks it’s an awesome thing to pedal along, yours looks very smart too!


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Big Ben

Winner - POTM February 2018
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Hi all,

After spending a lot of time on the ClioSport site trying to find 197 content i've come across here! Happy days! Look forward to sharing more over the coming months...

So i'm a long-time french hot hatch owner and track day attendee, having had a GTi-6, and then a Megane Cup over the past few years, both dedicated track cars. Sadly houses caused me to sell up nearly 2 years ago, until i was incredibly fortunate and won a very high spec Clio 197 (07 plate) track car on a raffle not too long ago. I've already started playing/tweaking and improving with lots of plans in the pipeline!

Spec is as follows:

  • 2007 197 (non Cup) but with all Cup bits installed.
  • Full safety devices rollcage
  • Tillet carbon bucket seats
  • Gaz Gold coilovers all round
  • Adjustable top mounts
  • Sparco steering wheel and detachable boss
  • Plastics4Performance Polycarbonate windows all round
  • Pro Race 1.2's with Pilot Cup Sport 2's
  • 200 Cup wheels with ClioCup wets for the inevitable wet track day...
  • Camber shims & rear spacers
  • G-hook discs with DS2500 pads & fully rebuilt callipers front/rear (soon to be switched to PBS pads)
  • Full Milltek
  • KTR induction kit
  • RS Tuning remap (194bhp) - had the legs on a 200 on the straights at Silverstone which was interesting....
  • Fully polybushed top to bottom
  • Fully corner waited and track setup (camber etc)
  • Ktec rear carpet

I've taken it to Silverstone so far, having had a brilliant day on track, very wet in the morning, dried up in the afternoon, the end result being a great lesson in car control and learning how the car responds in different conditions, not a competitive day but managed a 2:42 by the end of the day which was the fastest of the Clio's i was there with but certainly more to come, i'm no driving master.

Its an utterly brilliant car, i'm a total convert, the chassis is glorious and very much like the 306 in terms of the way it responds to throttle inputs. Could just do with that little bit more power on the straights!

Heading to Donnington on the 26th of Feb - can't wait, anyone else going?!

Look forward to seeing people on track,

Chris
Nice intro to a well sorted car.

Hopefully bump into you on a trackday in the near future
 
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