I have just got an e-mail from Renault UK to 100% confirm that these are going into production and will take around 14 weeks. I have this all written down and in an e-mail that I'm happy to post online for people too see
Ok so here is the e-mail that i got today.
I would also like to state that even tho this says 14 weeks lead time i was told to give it around 16 weeks incase of any changes.
Like i have said DO NOT order any shocks for the rear of the Trophy as your shocks will end up being sent as standard "Non Cup" shocks and you will be left with them and out of pocket.
There is a possibility that the rear sachs will come with a new part number and price and i will find this out within the next 7 to 10 days as i spoke to RUK this morning so as said DO NOT go to renault pumping orders in for these as you will not get them until they have been made from sachs and then released to renault.
I hate to say it but i have been told that I'm top of the tree in getting these and that i will have the first released pair LOL
I might even tell her to send two pairs out as once again these will be rare as this year is the 10th birthday for the clio trophy so I'm guessing that once these have been made and gone that will be it.
Marc, many thanks for all your efforts regarding new stock being manufactured. Given the press coverage for this car and continual praise it receives, I'd say it's in Renaults best interests to have the Clio Trophy kept on the road.
Is the position still the same regarding the front Sachs? That the part # is now the Renault motorsport item for the rally Twingo? I recall a long thread about that.
I shall certainly purchase a pair, possibly even two pairs, of the rear Sachs in 16 weeks time. Do keep us posted as to when yours arrive and the cost of a pair. Thanks again.
Got a phonetical again from Renault Uk yesterday (Tues) and they have a base part number and still in talks with renault.
They are not going to release the prices and part number at the moment to me or Renault dealers until they have confirmed a price with Sachs.
The even better news is Renault UK are getting enough of these made to have Stock in the UK along with all the orders that where placed.
Once again i have been told that i will be updated next week with any more info as they are calling me roughly once a week !