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espite the best intentions, the V6 hasn't seen much action recently, with the exception of the recent road test for issue 004. Having said that, though, to prove that the V6 isn't just a garage queen, it did remain taxed and MOT'd throughout the year. I did manage to get out to a couple of early morning Cars & Coffee runs over the festive period.


Plans over the next couple of months are to give the front end some love with a respray and possibly PPF for the most vulnerable areas. A couple of the alloys could also do with a touch-up, and the remaining bodywork could do with some minor paint correction while I am at it. There is a perverse sense of satisfaction that the Clio is in need of some cosmetic work, wearing its battle scars and winter dirt with a pride that can only be associated with being used as intended and not tucked away in a garage as an investment opportunity.


2023 sees the 20th Anniversary of the Phase 2 Clio V6 255. To celebrate this, there will be various events, including a pilgrimage to this year's Silverstone Festival. The club has applied for a parade lap of the Silverstone F1 Circuit to celebrate the 20th anniversary, which will be a sight to behold, seeing dozens of V6s on track at once.


I am still debating a set of Recaros to give the interior a lift, although this does go against my "I'm definitely keeping it standard" philosophy with the V6. Otherwise, appreciation of the V6 shows no sign of slowing down. There is no end to admiring glances and thumbs up when people see me out and about. It really does feel like the little Clio has somewhat of a celebrity status amongst petrolheads.


This has been helped more recently by a lot of positive press on various social media platforms, including Tim's (aka @Shmee150) recent purchase of a Phase 2 in need of some TLC and an interesting recommissioning project, including a full respray in the iconic RenaultSport color Acid Yellow (originally 8 UK V6s were supplied in this color). Having been one of the privileged few who have owned an Acid Yellow previously, I can confirm that it is "the" color to have. Let's just say it's the one that got away (but that's a story for another day).

espite the best intentions, the V6 hasn't seen much action recently, with the exception of the recent road test for issue 004. Having said that, though, to prove that the V6 isn't just a garage queen, it did remain taxed and MOT'd throughout the year. I did manage to get out to a couple of early morning Cars & Coffee runs over the festive period.


Plans over the next couple of months are to give the front end some love with a respray and possibly PPF for the most vulnerable areas. A couple of the alloys could also do with a touch-up, and the remaining bodywork could do with some minor paint correction while I am at it. There is a perverse sense of satisfaction that the Clio is in need of some cosmetic work, wearing its battle scars and winter dirt with a pride that can only be associated with being used as intended and not tucked away in a garage as an investment opportunity.


2023 sees the 20th Anniversary of the Phase 2 Clio V6 255. To celebrate this, there will be various events, including a pilgrimage to this year's Silverstone Festival. The club has applied for a parade lap of the Silverstone F1 Circuit to celebrate the 20th anniversary, which will be a sight to behold, seeing dozens of V6s on track at once.


I am still debating a set of Recaros to give the interior a lift, although this does go against my "I'm definitely keeping it standard" philosophy with the V6. Otherwise, appreciation of the V6 shows no sign of slowing down. There is no end to admiring glances and thumbs up when people see me out and about. It really does feel like the little Clio has somewhat of a celebrity status amongst petrolheads.


This has been helped more recently by a lot of positive press on various social media platforms, including Tim's (aka @Shmee150) recent purchase of a Phase 2 in need of some TLC and an interesting recommissioning project, including a full respray in the iconic RenaultSport color Acid Yellow (originally 8 UK V6s were supplied in this color). Having been one of the privileged few who have owned an Acid Yellow previously, I can confirm that it is "the" color to have. Let's just say it's the one that got away (but that's a story for another day).

Renault Clio V6 - Report 003

By @chris_v6_255

Values of the V6 are skyrocketing, causing Chris headaches over whether to keep the car standard, or improve the driving position

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RUNNING COSTS

Total mileage – 48,755
Recent mileage - 522
MPG – 22.3
Expenditure - None

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