More than 50 Sandero R.S. 2.0 owners and enthusiasts gathered on March 18 to have an exciting experience blending performance and adrenalin for the Sandero R.S. Speed Experience, the first round of Renault Sport’s 2017 Track Days.
During the event, guests could drive a true sports car on the Capuava Farm Circuit, in Indaiatuba (in the hinterland of São Paulo), guided by driving instructors who gave a crash course on driving, braking, acceleration and slalom.
This is Renault Sport’s second largest event held worldwide after the “Journées Passion de Spa-Francorchamps”, organized in Belgium. The next Sandero R.S. Speed Experience is scheduled for May 13, on the Curitiba Racing Circuit.
About the Sandero R.S. 2.0
Designed and developed by Renault Sport, in conjunction with Latin American design and engineering teams, the Sandero R.S. 2.0 is a real sports car. With a 2-liter –naturally-aspirated engine that delivers 150 cv and 20.9 kgfm running on ethanol, accompanied by a 6-speed manual gearbox with short gear ratios for added sportiness, the hot hatch reaches a top speed of 202 km/h and takes only 8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, in addition to covering 1,000m in 29.4 seconds from a standing start. Renault Sandero R.S. 2.0 stands out for its capacity to deliver sport sensations from the first push on the accelerator pedal and pleasure in everyday driving.
In addition to its powertrain, the main differences compared to the Sandero Expression are new suspension settings, the hill-start assist (HSA), four-wheel disc brakes, ESP with specific R.S. tuning, as well as three driving modes that may be chosen by pressing the R.S. drive button: Standard, Sport, and Sport+ with the ESP off.
On the outside, the major changes relate to LED daylight running lights, 195/55 16’’ black aluminum wheels (optional 205/45 17” wheels), side skirts, rear spoiler, exhaust system with dual exhaust pipes, glossy black exterior mirrors, and the R.S. badge under the diamond logo on the front grille and on the trunk lid.
The cockpit-inspired interior features aluminum pedals, in addition to special sport seats and steering wheel.