Renault has announced that it is to follow its Clio II 172 Cup and 182 Cup models with the launch of the Clio Renaultsport 197 Cup.
According to the manufacturer, British Renaultsport fans have been "eagerly awaiting" the availability of the new model, which has a similar chassis set-up as the 197 F1 Team R27.
Boasting a reduced ride height, the 197 Cup has a gearbox featuring "taller" 5th and 6th gear ratios, which will be a standard feature of all Clio Renaultsport 197 models from October.
For the first time, car buyers in the UK will be able to choose white as an option for the new 197, while satin black Speedline wheels are also available.
In related news, Renault recently unveiled six new production cars and concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new cars included the new Laguna Hatch and Sport Tourer, as well a the Clio Sport Tourer.