Renault has turned up to the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed with a heavily disguised new Clio IV RS. Three pics (shown below) have been published to the Renault Sport Facebook page with the accompanying text:
Renault hits the headlines at Goodwood Festival of Speed! A few months ahead of its official reveal, Renault Clio 4 R.S. recently made a brief but high-impact appearance at Goodwood! The camouflaged test car raced in the famous hill-climb event with Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares at the wheel.
Even with all that camouflage we think the new Clio will look the business. It looks to have grown quite a lot since the Clio III and you’ll also notice, from the close up shot of the driver, a large paddle shifter. Double clutch transmission for the next Clio RS then?
The Clio IV is expected to debut at the Paris Motor Show in September and, for the first time, could be a five-door only option (if you look closely enough at some of these pics you can just make out a shut line for the rear doors). Concealed door handles, a la Alfa Romeo, will help to keep the appearance of the familiar Clio three-door shape.
Pics from Renault Sport
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