More desirable RS at 18

Previewing the 2018 Formula 1 season, Renault has revealed a special version of its hyper-talented Clio RS hot hatch dubbed the RS 18. Based on the RS Trophy’s chassis, the RS 18 carries over identical mechanicals but adds a distinctly sinister look. Cosmetic changes bring blacked-out wheels, badges and roof decal contrasted by yellow flashes on the outside, a scattering of RS 18 badges and Alcantara and carbon additions to the interior. Priced at $39,990 before on-roads, the RS 18 isn’t expected to hang around long. Just 10 are coming to Australia with global build number-one already sold to an Australian buyer and rolling on local roads.