Before fitting the R3 exhaust manifold and sports cat, I took a trip to Surrey Rolling Road to get a base line figure. Pretty happy with 193.5bhp, this is basically a stock 200 given all it has right now is a cat-back exhaust.
Not happy with the seating position of the Clio, feeling it’s a case of ‘on’ the car rather than ‘in’ it, I felt the next investment had to be some seats. The choices were narrowed down to either some OE Renault Recaro CS or Recaro Apex fixed back seats. The advantages of the CS’s were the ability to fold forward to retain easy access to the rear seats, also they do look damn good! However they are heavier and sit even higher than the regular 200 seats. I was therefore left with only one option really….