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Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. Renault Clio Cup racecar will make you go hmmm...

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Match up a hot hatch with a supercar of the same vintage, and we'll tell you who will win every time. It's easy, really, as the supercar invariably features a more advanced suspension, stickier tires and most importantly, more power. What if the hot hatch is race prepped, though?

In that particular case, all bets are off. A circuit-tuned suspension, a stripped-down cabin, an ultra-quick sequential transmission and the greatest equalizer of them all, slick tires, are all that's needed to turn the typical hot hatch into a proper dragon slayer.

Perhaps seeking to prove this, Evo has put together an interesting head-to-head between the Audi R8 V10 and a race-prepared Renault Clio Cup. Host Dickie Meaden takes us through each car, highlighting the bits and bobs on both sides which should make this a tight competition. And boy, is this one tight.

Scroll down for the full video from Evo, and let us know what you think of the result in Comments.

By Brandon Turkus

See also: 2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo, 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron [w/video], Audi rules out R8 PHEV, will build E-Tron to order.