Like with the other two models, the new Wind Gordini will be distinguished by a Malta blue bodywork with two white stripes, and Glacier white door mirrors, grille trim, and rear wing. A glossy black roof is also added to refine the look the car, as do the 17" black diamond alloy wheels and "G" badge.
The interior also gets special “Gordini” black and blue leather upholstery, blue and white door straps, a blue leather steering wheel with white stripes at the top, a gear lever with a leather gaiter, and a metal knob with the Gordini name.
Everything under the hood of the Renault Wind will remain the same which isn’t a bit surprising considering the Gordini line is limited to exterior and interior updates for the other models as well.
Hit the jump to read more about the Renault Wind Gordini.
The exterior and the interior
On the exterior the new Wind Gordini will be distinguished by 17-inch black diamond-effect wheels, the famous Malta Blue paintwork with distinctive white stripes - or Pearlescent Black and Glacier White on customer’s request. The package is continued by a gloss black roof and,
on each flank, a circular badge bearing the famous letter ‘G’.
For the interior Renault will offer all-leather blue and black upholstery with white stitching and "Gordini" badging embossed on the
backrests, blue door panel inserts, steering-wheel trimmed with blue leather, with white stitching and two white stripes at the top in the
straight ahead position, blue door pulls with white detailing, blue leather, aluminium pedals, black lacquer center console incorporating radio system and central air vents, black translucent dashboard cowl, blue-braided floor mats, Gordini-embossed door sills and numbered plaque by rear screen.
Under the hood the Wind Gordini keeps the same engine as a standard Wind model, meaning a TCe 100 engine with an output of 100 HP at 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 152 NM at 3500 rpm and a 1.6 16V engine with a total output of 133hp mated to a short-ratio five-speed manual gearbox (JH3).
Renault Wind will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds and will hit a top speed of 124 mph.
There are lots of small car out there to choose from, but the two most impressive ones are the Ford Ka and the Nissan Micra. Ka is offered with two economical, low emission engines: a 1.2-litre 69 PS Duratec petrol engine and a 1.3-litre 75 PS Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel. As for the Micra a very impressive version has been revealed in Geneva. It is called Micra DIG S and is powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger engine that delivers a total of 98 HP and 142Nm of torque, while emitting only 95g/km for the manual version and 115 g/km for the CVT version. The car can hit a top speed of 112mph when coupled with a manual gearbox.
The Renault Wind Gordini will go on sale in the summer of 2011. Prices will be announced at a later date.
- Looks great in blue
- Impressive interior look
- Sold under Gordini name
- Should have been more powerful