Renault Clio 197 Cup: the blown diffuser part I
Let’s start humble. With exhausts you can’t even see. The RS Clio 197 came out back in 2006, just as Renault won the second of two F1 world championships with Fernando Alonso. Ironically, the Clio hot hatch got a blown diffuser before they became big news in motorsport. The tailpipes for the 2.0-litre 197bhp engine exited in the top of the diffuser, forcing the hot gasses out of the vanes and generating, well, no meaningful downforce whatsoever. But still, points for trying.