Performance exhaust specialists Milltek were quick to realise the performance potential of the original Clio 172 when it came out in 2001. Their technicians developed a performance exhaust system which was designed to optimise the performance of the highly-strung 2.0 16v engine further. Over the years, Milltek exhausts have been fitted to huge numbers of Clio RS models, from the 182 to the previous-generation 197 and 200 and have become the "must-have" product for Clio enthusiasts the World over.
The latest Clio is the first to feature forced-induction and dual-clutch EDC gearbox - something Milltek's technicians are highly-experienced in catering for - so expect excellent gains in power, torque, acoustics and, a sharper throttle response.
Milltek Sport’s solutions for this car are impressively comprehensive and each part has been designed and manufactured in their own Derbyshire factory from the finest non-magnetic stainless steel. Owners can choose from either a Cat-Back Resonated (EC Approved) system, or a Cat-Back Non-Res plus optional secondary cat bypass pipe, if preferred. In both cases, precision mandrel-bent 70mm (2.75-inch) tubing is used for the perfect balance of back pressure and flow. The choice of centre pipe either with or without a resonated (silenced) section allows noise levels to be dialled up or down, depending on personal preferences.
Tip-wise, the new Clio features a smart OEM trim integrated into the bumper, and Milltek’s design engineers have spent many R&D hours ensuring that the new system integrates seamlessly with these to give an OEM appearance, even if power gains are distinctly ‘non factory’!
Whichever parts are chosen, power gains are impressive, with the exhaust note pleasing purists with its crisp and pleasant note, but never offending the ear with drone or resonance at any speed. An RS essential for all Clio fans!
For more information please contact your nearest Milltek Sport stockist.