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This limited-edition Renaultsport Clio 182 Trophy marks car number 368 of just 500 models produced for the UK market and is presented in superb overall condition, benefitting from a recent extensive refurbishment and engine rebuild. This Clio 182 is equipped with a 2.0-litre inline-four cylinder engine, tuned to 188bhp, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. The odometer shows 69,900 miles.

First registered in September 2005, this Clio 182 Trophy has been with its current keeper for one year, and is now offered for sale to a fellow enthusiast. It was acquired in near-standard specification, but over the last year the vendor has given this car a comprehensive refurbishment and treated it to a raft of performance upgrades. Almost all of the original components replaced – including the rare Sachs dampers – have been retained and are included in the sale.

To the best of the vendor’s knowledge, the car has never undergone any prior accidents, and presents with flush shut lines and smooth panels. The Capsicum Red finish was resprayed on both bumpers, the bonnet, and the door handles in March 2020 at Extreme Finishing in Basingstoke – simply because the original paint was fading slightly.

The headlights and fog lights were replaced with genuine Hella and Valeo items earlier in the year, and are immaculate, while the window glass is free of cracks and chips. The door panel ‘bullets’ have been refinished in anthracite with red Trophy lettering. Its aftermarket 14-spoke 15-inch Speedline alloy wheels are in pristine condition, having been sealed with a Q2 Rim treatment. Performance-enhancing upgrades are also evident, including the Godspeed ‘J hook’ brake discs and uprated Brembo callipers, as well as the lower ride height resulting from the BC Racing adjustable coilovers supplied by Mark Fish Motorsport. A full specification list is included below.

Moving inside, the cabin features lightweight black leather Recaro Pole Position seats, which appear in very good order. The door cards and Renaultsport-badged sills remain in good condition, as do the dashboard switches and key contact points. The gear knob has been replaced with a lightweight alternative, while the rear seats have also been replaced with a K-Brace for improved rigidity and lightness – and the original rear seats are included. The driver has reported no issues with any interior controls or electrics, while no warning lights are present on the dashboard. Again, a complete list of the upgraded interior components is included below.

The last service was undertaken in May 2020 at 66,156 miles, where Renaultsport specialist AW Motorworks carried out an engine oil and filter change with high-grade Millers lubricant, and renewed the gearbox oil. The history shows the cam belt, dephaser pulley and clutch were replaced in April 2019 at 64,120 miles – when the engine was rebuilt.

The most recent MOT test was on 28 October 2020 at 69,843 miles, which resulted in a clean pass with the tester noting only the presence of protective undertrays. The wheels are wrapped in Nankang NS2-R tyres in size 195/50/R15, which the vendor reports are around five months old and present with plenty of tread remaining.

Accompanying the vehicle are the original Renaultsport owner’s handbooks and manuals, as well as a large folder detailing the car’s comprehensive service history, the original toolkit and jack, and a limited-edition Trophy CD.

The Clio 182 Trophy is one of the most celebrated of all Renaultsport models, even winning the ‘Best Hot Hatch of the 21st Century’ vote run by PistonHeads in 2019, which concluded it had “poise and flow that even the (very good) standard car couldn't match”.

This particular Renaultsport Clio 182 Trophy benefits from a recent engine rebuild and a refreshed appearance, as well as numerous modifications designed to make this an even more exciting driver’s car. Marking one of just 500 examples brought to the UK, this is a collectable modern classic that is a thrilling B-road or track day toy, and it could always be put back to standard specification in the future if the next owner so desired.

Summary of service history:

  • 13/11/06 – 11,312 miles
  • 10/03/08 – 23,427 miles (Cambelt)
  • 14/09/09 – 37,200 miles
  • 15/11/10 – 47,232 miles
  • 15/08/12 – 55,734 miles
  • 03/11/14 – ~57,000 miles – Full Major Service + Cambelt
  • 14/02/15 – 58,200 miles – incl. Gearbox Oil
  • 16/01/16 – 60,300 miles – incl. Air Con Regas
  • 05/02/17 – 61,688 miles
  • 04/03/18 – 62,750 miles – Major Service + Cambelt/Dephaser
  • 17/04/19 – 64,120 miles – Engine Rebuild incl. Cambelt/Dephaser + New Valeo Clutch Kit
  • 24/05/20 – 66,156 miles – Engine Oil (Millers) & Gearbox Oil (Redline MTL)

Full specification (almost all components installed or replaced in 2020):


  • Recaro Pole Position Seats (2 months old)
  • Recaro Alloy Side Mounts & Recaro Double Locking Runners
  • Jon Foz X-Low Seat Subframes
  • Red Front Seat Belts
  • Pure Motorsport Shifter
  • New Pedals
  • Rear Seats & Belts Delete (original parts included)
  • Custom Boot Mat
  • Custom Trophy Engraved Floor Mats
  • 8mm Steering Column Spacers
  • OE Intermittent Wiper Stalk Upgrade
  • Genuine Carbon Dash Trims
  • K-Brace in Red
  • Black Dial Surround (from Clio dCi)
  • Brand New Heater Control Panel (common that they peel)


  • Front & Rear Bumpers, Bonnet, Door Handles Resprayed (6 months ago)
  • New Genuine Hella Black Insert Halogen Headlights
  • New Genuine Front Grille & Slam Panel Stickers
  • New Genuine Valeo Fog Lights
  • Mist Washer Jets
  • Custom Door Bullets (Anthracite with Trophy Script in Red)
  • New style “RS” Rear Badge
  • New Front Renault Badge
  • Stubby Aerial
  • 3/4 Front Plate


  • Speedline 2118 15x7 ET43 Anthracite Wheels (6 months old, immaculate, sealed with “Q2 Rim”)
  • 4 x Nankang NS2-R 195/50/15 Tyres
  • Pure Motorsport 18mm Front Hubcentric Wheel Spacers
  • Pure Motorsport 10mm Rear Stub Axle Spacers
  • Black TPI Wheel Bolts


  • Fully Rebuilt Engine (@ 64k)
  • Fully Refurbished Gearbox by Northloopcup (Gearbox Specialist) – fitted in May 2020 along with Redline MTL Gearbox Oil
  • New Genuine Driveshafts
  • New SNR Front Wheel Bearings
  • Pure Motorsport Lightweight Flywheel
  • New Genuine Valeo Clutch Kit
  • New Genuine Renault Clutch Cable
  • K-Tec Racing Engine & Gearbox Mounts
  • PhilipM Honeycomb Dog Bone Mount
  • K-Tec Racing Induction Kit (Red Hose)
  • Ported & Gas Flowed Inlet Manifolds & Throttle Body in Anthracite (M.S. Custom)
  • Forge Silicone Coolant Hoses (Black)
  • Magnecor Red Ignition Leads
  • ARP Con Rod Bolts
  • Megane Keyed Pulley
  • Various New Bolts/Parts (Slam Panel, Fuse Box, Battery Terminal Cover etc)
  • Group N Timing
  • Remap by Engine Dynamics (188.9 bhp / 170.8 lb/ft)


  • Renaultsport Clio 197/200 Brembo Calipers (Red)
  • Pure Motorsport 280mm Brembo Caliper Brackets & Fitting Kit
  • Pure Motorsport Front / K-Tec Racing Rear Braided Brake Hoses
  • Godspeed 280mm J Hook Front Discs
  • Godspeed J Hook Rear Discs with Bearings
  • EBC RP-1 Stainless Front Pads
  • New OE Brembo Rear Pads
  • Motul RBF Brake Fluid
  • New Pagid Handbrake Cables
  • Powdercoated Rear Caliper Carriers (Red)


  • BC Racing DS Adjustable Coilovers with Double Digressive Valves (supplied by Mark Fish Motorsport)
  • BC Racing Solid Adjustable Top Mounts
  • New Genuine Renault Wishbones with Ball Joints
  • New Genuine Renault Inner Tie Rods
  • Pure Motorsport Bump Steer Correction Kit
  • Pure Motorsport 19mm Rear Anti Roll Bar
  • Pure Motorsport 18mm Front Hubcentric Wheel Spacers
  • Pure Motorsport 10mm Rear Stub Axle Spacers
  • Pure Motorsport 1 Degree Rear Camber Shims
  • Whiteline Rear Axle Bushes
  • Powerflex Inner & Outer Front ARB Bushes (Black)
  • Powerflex Steering Rack Bushes (Black)


  • Pure Motorsport Decat
  • Pure Motorsport Cat-Back Exhaust System with 3” Slash Cut Tips
  • Pro-AM Racing Stainless Exhaust Hanger Mounts
  • New Mounts/Hangers/Clamps

  • Spare parts (the following parts will be included in the sale):

  • Standard Airbox
  • OE Ignition Leads
  • Standard Shifter
  • Front Sachs Dampers (refurbished by BG Motorsport in Aug 2012 @ 56k miles – new rods, reservoirs and seals; taken off car at 65k)
  • OE Rear Sachs Dampers (brand new items that were fitted at same time as front’s were refurbished)
  • OE Front Yellow Eibach Springs (only 18 months old before being taken off car earlier this year)
  • OE Front Top Mounts
  • OE Rear Springs
  • Rear Seats & Belts
  • Front Seat Belts (silver)
  • Standard Dial Surround
  • Front Calipers & Ferodo DS2500 Pads
  • Standard Dash Trims
  • Wheel Bolts & Locking Bolts
  • Various Small Parts
  • Bonnet Sound Proofing
  • Indoor Car Cover (with Trophy Number & Renaultsport Logo)
  • OE Recaro Trendline Side Mounts with Original Numbered Plaques

Please note: the original Recaro Trendline seats and the Speedline Turini alloy wheels are not present, and are not included in the sale.

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