When our video guy Ciro De Siena was offered a drive in one of the rarest cars ever made, he jumped on a plane to Jo’burg to make it happen. For Ciro, this was a dream come true; the Clio V6 has always been one of his hero cars.
Renault only ever made 1 309 of the Phase Two Renault Sport Clio V6, making it rarer than a Ferrari F40. Inspired by the incredibly successful rally-going Renault 5 Turbo, the Clio V6 was a modern incarnation of that frankly bonkers hatchback.
Shoving a naturally aspirated 3.0-litre V6 into the boot and sending the power through a manual transmission to the rear wheels, Renault created a wonderfully unique sports car formula that no other manufacturer has tried to put into production since.
These cars are worth a small fortune these days, if you can even find one, and after a thorough shakedown, Ciro reckons they’re worth every cent.
A huge thank you to the owners for allowing us to drive and film this car for our channel.