Renault has announced pricing and UK specification for the new Twingo GT and the revised version of the Dynamique S.
Unveiled at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed the new Twingo GT is a sportier offering of the innovative city car. The arrival of the GT adds a new dimension to the award-winning Twingo range, offering drivers a city car with added va va voom. Compared to its rivals, the GT offers high levels of driver enjoyment at a very competitive price.
Developed by Renault Sport, the GT adds to the Twingo’s strengths. Cool, nimble and agile, the award-winning Twingo is an innovative city car. A rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive means that it’s incredibly easy to park, manoeuvre or U-Turn because of the turning arc of the front wheels is not restricted by the engine and maximises interior space. Twingo comes as standard as a five-door with a huge range of colour, trim and personalisation options for further buyer appeal.
Renault’s wild Twin Run concept provided inspiration for the new GT and its influence can be spotted in the Twingo GT’s 17-inch ‘Twin Air’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, rear bumper diffuser and Renault Sport markings on the side and rear of the car.
Renault Sport optimised the Twingo’s rear-engine design to deliver high levels of driver enjoyment. As a result, the Twingo GT has been perfectly balanced with a fun drive and levels of performance that are close to the previous generation Twingo Renault Sport 133.
Starting with the 898cc TCe engine – the most powerful in the Twingo range - Renault Sports engine designers tuned it to produce 100hp and 170 Nm of torque in the GT. A modified turbocharger, updated fuel pump, revised engine mapping and a specially-designed, freer-flowing twin silencer exhaust have contributed to the significant increase in power and torque.
The high-quality engine work results in the GT covering 0-62mph in 9.6 seconds. New ratios ensure the GT’s five-speed manual gearbox is perfectly suited to the much enhanced performance and aid the sport feel, while Renault Sport has used its development work for the Renault Megane Sport to optimise the mapping of the accelerator peda.
To add to the GT’s impressive manoeuvrability, which includes a turning circle of only 8.59 metres, and to complement in performance, Renault Sport finely tuned its chassis to provide precise and enjoyable handling. Stiffer shock absorbers, a larger diameter anti-roll bar and a ride height that is 20mm lower than the normal Twingo give the GT precise and responsive handling.
While the GT is designed for performance, comfort and safety are equally important. Included in the GT’s equipment are: R&GO application that turns a smartphone into a touchscreen including sat-nav along with ABS, Emergency Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and Speed limiter with cruise control as standard. Blending sportiness with luxury the GT also offers as standard automatic climate control, automatic lights and front wipes, fog lights with cornering function and rear parking sensors for extra edge.
Exterior features include extra tinted rear windows and a body kit that consists of side skirts, extended wheel arches and rear diffuser. There is an array of colour options available and all of the shades have optional contrasting NACA aircraft-inspired stripes which echo inside.
As with the rest of the Twing range, the GT offers the opportunity for further individualisation with options such as GT roof and bonnet decals, an electric panoramic fabric folding sunroof, lane departure warning system, heated front seats and the Techno Pack with R-Link multimedia system.
Introduced alongside the GT is the new Twingo Dynamique S. Replacing the previous version, the latest Dyanmique S benefits from a number of exterior and interior enhancements.
Both models are available in showrooms from the beginning of December. The Twingo GT is priced at £13,755 on-the-road and the Dynamique S from £12,205 on-the-road.
All versions are covered by Renault’s four year warranty. The car is protected for four years or 100,000 miles (first two years have no mileage limit). There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years’ cover against corrosion.
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