Renault launches the Clio Angel and Demon

This special edition of the Clio R.S. will be limited to 666 cars.

Renault's sport division (appropriately named Renaultsport) is launching a special edition of the Clio R.S. 200 dubbed the Clio Angel and Demon. It is a limited run of 666 cars worldwide.

One of the highlights of the Clio Angel and Demon is that it inaugurates flat colors for the first time on the Clio range, a feature that Peugeot and Citroën have democratized on the French market. Both Matt Hologramme Grey and Matt Toro Red are available; for those who don't buy into the flat paint hype, a pearl white called Givre Nacré is also on the menu.

No matter which color the car is finished in, the roof, spoiler, rear diffuser and both exterior mirrors are finished in gloss black. The wheels are also finished in gloss black and are 18 inches in diameter, an inch bigger than on the standard Clio 200. They are wrapped with the same Bridgestone tires that equipped the record-breaking Mégane R.S Trophy.

On the inside leather-upholstered Recaro bucket seats come standard and since this is a numbered limited-edition, a plaque is proudly displayed by the handbrake.

At no extra cost customers can choose between a built-in navigation system and Renault's R.S. monitor, a screen on the dash that allows the driver to time track runs and to monitor what is going on under the hood.

The rest of the Angel and Demon is roughly the same as the standard Clio R.S. 200, including the 203 horsepower 2.0 four-cylinder and the Clio Cup chassis.

The Clio Angel and Demon will be available in fifteen countries and will have a different name and come with different equipment depending on which country it is sold in. It will be called the Clio Legend in Spain, the Clio Sport Auto Edition in Germany and the Clio Raider in the UK, where Renault says that only 50 will be sold.

This limited edition hot hatch will make its first public appearance at the Lyon Motor Show in France on October 7th. Orders for it start today and the first deliveries will take place in late October.

In France it carries a base price of â,¬27,990 ($37,800). Pricing for the rest of the world will be announced in October.