The brand new Clio Cup race car will feature in the 2014 season as the Clio Cup China series step into its 6th season.
Clio Cup China Series has been a very successful one-make series over the last 5 seasons since 2009. It has attracted many experienced drivers as well as some gentlemen drivers in the region to compete in this fun and entertaining series. Super-star Aaron Kwok also joined a full season of this racing series and created a massive boom for the series’ exposure. As the Clio Cup series enter its 6th season, we are proud to present the new Clio Cup car.
The new Clio Cup race car will feature a 1600cc Turbocharged engine with 220bhp, which is more powerful than the current car. It is installed with the racing style paddle shift gearbox and an adjustable suspension system. Larger brake-pad and more advanced aerodynamic devices made the new Clio Cup race car more handling friendly and more agile in cornering. According to the record from Renault’s European Clio Cup races, the new car is at least a second faster than the current model.
While the new car features a more advanced technology, the car and race itself remain reasonably budgeted and it would be a good package for gentlemen drivers, rookie drivers and even experienced drivers to join with a leveled playing field.
Formula Racing Development (FRD) will again be the organizer and promoter of this event. FRD’s founder Kenneth Ma will also join the races in one of the new Clio Cup race car. “Clio Cup Series is the most closely contested and entertaining racing series I’ve ever entered,” said Kenneth Ma, who brought this series to China 5 years ago, “With the new car coming next year, I hope new teams and drivers can be drawn into this great series and enjoy the excitement with us.”