The world of tuning is often frowned upon for being a frivolous hobby or a business that indulges those who’ve got a desire to spend money simply to show off.
There is a brighter side to the tuning game, it’s the part of the industry that creates faster cars, the ones that people race and the ones that eventually improve our own cars.
Hopefully, the newest track car to be created by Cam Shaft tuning is just such a vehicle. Especially as it’s based on the Renault Clio 200 RS.
The Renault Clio RS is about as close as you can get to having a road going track car in the shape of a hot hatchback.
Even so, it’s not the real deal, there are still some minor sacrifices for the basic amenities of day to day life. Comfort would be saying too much, but in the world of racing that’s not really relevant.
That’s why Cam Shaft ripped apart the interior. Everything they took out was replaced by a full roll-cage, Sparco bucket seats, an LCD instrument panel and a removable steering wheel.
Underneath there’s a KW sports suspension, the brakes come from Brembo and the lightweight alloy wheels are from OZ racing.
The Renault Clio 200 RS also gets a bit of engine work but it’s far more minimalist. Only a K&N sports air filter and an Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system go on.
Cam Shaft tuning’s Renault Clio RS is now stiff, loud and properly uncomfortable. That’s what racing really is about.