What would owning a championship Formula One team be without synergistic marketing tie ins? Not much, of course. And so, Renault's unveiled a special edition Clio, the Renaultsport 197 F1 Team on the unveiling occasion of the Renault F1 team's new R27 car for the 2007 season. Like the M gane Renaultsport 230 F1 Team R26 before it, the little Clio gets sport-tuned underpinnings the company calls its "Cup" chassis (an upcoming option on the Clio Renaultsport 197), which includes stiffer springs and dampers and a lowered ride height. Visually, it's yellow like Renault's racing livery, and sports red brake calipers, alloy wheels in anthracite and various identifying stick-ons. The interior's marked by Recaro seats and a numbered plaque. Expect a more substantial coming-out f te at the Geneva show in March.

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