Published on June 8th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Too Cool: Renault Twingo GT With 110hp From 898cc Engine
The combination of a 110hp petrol engine, a manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive sees Renault propose an unprecedented package in the small city car class: the TWINGO GT.
The Twingo GT’s sporty look draws its inspiration from the Twin’Run concept car.
The Twingo GT will be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, England, on June 23-26.
More power for added driving enjoyment
The new Twingo GT combines the inherent agility of Renault’s rear-wheel drive city car with Renault Sport’s expertise to deliver even more driving pleasure. Its 898cc TCe turbo engine has been tuned to deliver 110 horsepower and 170Nm torque thanks to a revised air intake system and modified engine mapping, while different gearing further contributes to the new car’s sprightly, free-revving performance.
In order to take advantage of this performance boost in total safety, Twingo GT’s chassis features revised suspension, specific ESP calibration and variable-rate steering. The result is sharp handling and responsive steering feedback for precise cornering and outstanding road holding. These features combine to provide drivers of the TWINGO GT with affordable pleasure behind the wheel.
Look inspired by the Twin’Run concept car
Easily recognisable thanks to its 17-inch wheels, lateral air intakes, twin exhaust tail pipe and new Piment Orange body colour, the Twingo GT’s sporty credentials and heritage are visible at first glance. The Twingo III’s lines, which drew their inspiration from the Twin’Run concept car, combine perfectly with the Twingo GT’s specific wheel design, NACA aircraft-inspired striping which echoes the aerodynamic form of the famous American plane’s air – and lowered ride height to produce a head-turning look.
The Twingo GT comes in a choice of four colours, namely Piment Orange (new), Lunaire Grey, Profond Black and Glacier White, along with orange trim details in the cabin, Renault Sport-badged door sills, aluminium pedal caps and a zamac gear lever knob.