Toyota Starlet GT Turbo VS Renault Clio 16S

In this rivalry, we compare two B-Segment hot hatches from the 90s with similar specifications but very different characters – the Toyota Starlet GT Turbo (P80) and the Renault Clio I 16S. The Japanese pocket rocket had a turbocharged 1.3 liter engine in contrast with the French contestant with a naturally aspirated 1.8 liter unit, however their power and torque figures were almost identical. Both cars were designed for performance, offering driving pleasure in an affordable and practical package, while they featured sporty bodykits and larger rims to distinguish themselves from their humble origins.

So lets start with a design battle before we move on to their specifications.





ModelToyota Starlet GT Turbo (P80)Renault Clio I 16S
Engine Displacement1295 cm31764 cm3
InductionTurbochargedNaturally Aspirated
Fuel SystemMultipoint InjectionMultipoint Injection
Power (hp)135135
Power (kw)9999
Power (@rpm)@6400 rpm@6500 rpm
Torque (Nm)157158
Torque (@rpm)@4800 rpm@4250 rpm
Top Speed (km/h)210 km/h212 km/h
Top Speed (mph)130 mph132 mph
Consumption (lt/100km)8,3
CO2 (g/km)193 g/km
Gearbox5 MT5 MT
Weight890 kg1000 kg
Length3805 mm3711 mm
Width1620 mm1641 mm
Height1380 mm1364 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm2469 mm
Front Track1400 mm1369 mm
Rear Track1395 mm1349 mm
Boot Space227266
Tire Size185/55 R15
Front Brakes259 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear Brakes238 mm Discs


So which one do you prefer;

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