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Haven't posted in a while, but just want to provide an update that I have bought a "new" fun car earlier this year, an '02 Clio V6 MK I. RWD with a 3.0 V6 in the rear (where the rear bench seats on a hot hatch would go). Manufactured by Renault, engineered by TWR, and handbuilt in Sweden, there are only 1630 units of the MK I version in the world and mine's No. 1188.









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M, I have only read that the MKII is better in terms of handling dynamics with the revised suspension geometry and even wider track, but I have yet to explore the full potential of this car in the tight twisties of Hong Kong to find out where the MKI is lacking. May go on a track day later this year to find out. In terms of aesthetics, I much prefer the exterior styling of the MKI.

absent, I absolutely loved the R5 Turbo back in the day, so owning this car is somewhat of a dream fulfillment for me.

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ycchan said:
Its engineered by TVR? I hope it doesn't fall apart. just joking. Nice car :cheers:
TWR. Lovely car but be careful, its like an old 911 in terms of that engine slung out the back just waiting to bite. The first time i drove one i span it :D (It was on a wet track though).
 

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ah. TWR. thought it was a typo :hihi: never heard of TWR though :confused:
TWR means Tom Walkinshaw Racing.

He was the owner of a Formula 1 team in the mid nineties. The team was called Arrows and Damon Hill raced for them on the year after he won his championship!
 

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KRM said:
Haven't posted in a while, but just want to provide an update that I have bought a "new" fun car earlier this year, an '02 Clio V6 MK I. RWD with a 3.0 V6 in the rear (where the rear bench seats on a hot hatch would go). Manufactured by Renault, engineered by TWR, and handbuilt in Sweden, there are only 1630 units of the MK I version in the world and mine's No. 1188.


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More pics :noSMG:
 

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To answer your question, photos are taken in Hong Kong.

For dry road grip, this car is very difficult to break traction unless the driver demands the impossible. In the wet, I usually take great care on the twisties as fun roads here are relatively narrow with oncoming traffic.

Besides the driving experience, I think part of the pleasure of owning this car is that it looks aesthetically pleasing from many angles, so it has been a joy photographing it.



Now I have to wait close to 2 months to drive her once again since some taxi driver rear-ended me last week and now it's at the shop for cosmetic repairs :(
 

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Now I have to wait close to 2 months to drive her once again since some taxi driver rear-ended me last week and now it's at the shop for cosmetic repairs :(
**** those taxi drivers :mad: :mad:
 

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Karman,

I have heard abt a crazy Clip man roaming around HKG while I was visiting the past few weeks. I could only assume it was you;). Great pictures as usual, especially of the HSBC building. A true photographer at your core. Sorry I did not get a chance to catch up with you while there, but I will be back and give you a call. Sorry to hear abt the accident:(.
 

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TC, too bad we didn't have a chance to catch up. I am sure you had a good time in HK nonetheless :)

Thanks for your note. Give me a holler next time you are over in this side of the world.
 
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