Sold under the Renault label in Brazil since 2015, the Romanian with the most vitamins is unfortunately saying goodbye. Do you know this Sandero RS?
Dacia Sandero RS: end of career for the cheap sports car – You may have heard of it: Most of the Dacia models sold in Western Europe bear the Renault emblem in certain emerging countries like South America or India. But did you know that the Brazilian catalog of the Renault Sandero so far contains a sports variant with the Renault Sport stamp?
On the Sao Paulo side, where Formula 1 is a real religion, one can indulge in the joys of the track against almost 100,000 Brazilian reals or around € 15,500by buying a Renault Sandero RS. Quite a tidy sum across the Atlantic, a few hundred euros more than our national Sandero Stepway, other than that the Brazilian sports model distills 150 hp when ours has to be satisfied with 90 hp.
Goodbye CO2 emissions
The problem is that this Renault Sandero RS is based on that Platform of the old Sandero 2, even extrapolated from the ancient Clio 2 published in 1998. That is, if the city car “do Brasil” is an old thing Compared to the current generation in France, which benefits neither more nor less from the basic CMP, the Clio 5 is no less modern. In short, a gap in technology separates these two Sanderos. For this reason the version of Mercosur withdraws due to lack of environmental regulations in force, in the land of Bolsonaro.
To celebrate this retirement worthily, the Renault Sandero RS is ideal a series limited to 100 copies, called “Finale”. Every unit comes with a box set consisting of a cap, a key ring, a case wallet and a poster of the model in question, which it represents in the form of an industrial design. On board is a metal plate embossed with RS “Finale” behind the 6-speed manual transmission control.
The Renault Sandero RS was light as a feather a good reputation as a cheap competitor, on the other side of the Atlantic, thanks to its 2.0 liter engine that allows it to be plugged in 202 km / h top after sending from 0 to 100 km / h in just 8 s, better than the first generation of the Clio 16S, appeared in the 90s. Unknown in Europe, this Romanian will have a diamond badge and will be able to dance samba repented on the other side of the world. And as far as the Renault Sport department is dissolved in favor of Alpine, The chances of seeing this type of GTi again are slim. Unless Luca de Meo decides to launch a Sandero Alpine Line. Chick?
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