litre, 4 cylinder
speed manual, FWD
hp @ 6,750
kgs / 2312 lbs
The Renaultsport Twingo Gordini is little more than a styling
package for the Twingo
133 Cup. The Gordini name revives a moniker which was first
used in the 1960's during the time of Amédée Gordini,
a man who developed almost 200,000 Renault vehicles over a 20-year
period, and achieved some of the brand's greatest sporting achievements.
Like the classic Gordini models, the 2010 Twingo Gordini Renaultsport
employs the same striking blue and white livery - although it
is also available in a pearlescent black finish. Other exterior
changes include gloss black front and rear bumper inserts, white
colored accents - including mirror housings and fog light surrounds,
17-inch alloy wheels with a polished face and painted inner
rim matched to the body color, and extra tinted rear windows.
Inside, the Twingo Gordini Renaultsport gets even more Gordini-ness
with a blue and black steering wheel with white stripes, blue
gearlever gaiter and Gordini-badged gearlever knob, blue rev-counter
with white surround, blue leather door panel inserts, 'Gordini'
floor mats, and there's even an optional Gordini key fob.
There are no changes to the engine or drivetrain meaning the
Twingo Gordini gets the same 133 horsepower, 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder
engine as the Twingo 133. The car can be specified with or without
the 'Cup' chassis option which offers a lower ride height and
stiffer springs and dampers.
Overall it's a nice looking little hot hatch - although those
stripes look a little tacky. But Renault have made such a fuss
over the return of the Gordini badge it's a shame they haven't
made more significant chassis and drivetrain enhancements in
order to do the name more justice.
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Renault Wind Coupe-Roadster
Renault Twingo Renaultsport 133 Cup
Renault Megane Renaultsport 250
Renault Laguna Coupe
Renault Alpine GTA V6
Renault Alpine A610
Renault Sport Spider
Renault Sport Clio V6 24v
Renault Megane Trophy