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The Renault Clio is one of the most exciting hot hatchbacks to be made in the last 20 years. Taking inspiration from an epic classic the Peugeot 205 GTi, the Clio Trophy is so highly regarded it is thought of as possibly the best hot hatchback, of all time, ever. So high is it’s praise many Motoring magazines reviewed it in group tests alongside bona fide supercars. Reknowned for excellent steering feel, chassis adjustability, tenacious grip, fantastic handling and punchy straight line performance, the Clio is often underrated as a performance car and shocks many a more powerful car. On a twisty, undulating road, there are few cars that offer more smiles per mile.

Top Gear races Clio at Monaco!

If you were watching the Formula One Grand Prix at Monaco on the BBC recently, you’ll have seen Jake Humphrey introducing the clip of the Top Gear Boys thrashing a Fiat 500, Renault Clio and Citroen DS3 round the famous street circuit.

Some famous faces from F1 are sharing the cockpits with Bernie Ecclestone partering Jeremy, Christian Horner with Richard and Flavio Briatore keeping James May company.

From the video it’s clear Jeremy is reveling in the experience, Flavio mixes up his left and right, while Christian goads Hammond for lifting off the throttle in the tunnel!

For those that missed it, watch the video below to see whats in store when Top Gear returns on Sunday, June 26 on BBC 2:

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