Renault has unveiled its new Twingo GT.
Combining rear-wheel drive with Renault Sport’s know-how, its 898cc Energy TCe turbo engine has been tuned to deliver 110 horsepower and 170Nm torque thanks to a revised air intake system and modified engine mapping. Different gearing further contributes to the new car’s ‘sprightly, free-revving performance’.
In order to utilise the performance boost in total safety, the Twingo GT’s chassis features revised suspension, specific ESP calibration and variable-rate steering. The result, says Renault, is sharp handling and responsive steering feedback for precise cornering and ‘outstanding road holding’.
A lowered ride height joins 17-inch wheels, lateral air intakes, a twin exhaust tail pipe and new orange body colour - the Twingo GT’s sporty credentials are visible at first glance. The Twingo III’s lines drew their inspiration from the Twin’Run concept car, and combine with the GT’s specific wheel design and NACA aircraft graphics, a tribute to the wings of the famous American plane.
The Twingo GT comes in a choice of four colours, namely the new orange, Lunar Grey, Diamond Black and Crystal White, along with orange trim details in the cabin, Renault Sport-badged doorsills, aluminium pedals and an alloy gear lever knob.
The Renault Twingo GT will be available in the UK this winter.