2011 Renault Wind Gordini

After the Twingo and Clio have received the Renault Sport transformation, the Wind Gordini has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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

Renault Wind Gordini

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.

The engine

Renault Wind Gordini

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.

The competition

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.

Prices

Renault Wind Gordini

The Renault Wind Gordini will go on sale in the summer of 2011. Prices will be announced at a later date.

LOVE IT
  • Looks great in blue
  • Impressive interior look
  • Sold under Gordini name
LEAVE IT
  • Should have been more powerful

13 comments:

I love Malta Blue metallic paint and the twin bleached Gordini Stripes. I also love other exterior touches, which include white door mirrors, grille trim and cowls, especially the 17-inch alloy wheels with a polished face.

Really looks great and impressive on its color. I can’t say anything on its interior if only TopSpeed have some pictures of it and I just hope that the engine will only fitted for it.

I’m impressed with this Wind Gordini, it is quite oozing with car appeal, but it should have a more powerful engine to make it a complete packaged.

It looks so amazing! I’m just only curious if it is a sports car or a sedan? Anyway, I am hoping that it is not an electric vehicle for it can truly have an awesome and perfect packaged.

Gordini is absolutely looking great and awesome and very striking on that design and platform, and I also noticed that its wheels, only emphasized the beauty that it had.

The car just made up for great sports event. One of the cars that build with high powerful engine, and looking to its exterior the headlights are very aggressive looking that turns the car to be high definition car.

Really looks great and impressive on its color. I can’t say anything on its interior if only TopSpeed have some pictures of it and I just hope that the engine will only fitted for it.

Is this a convertible car? Anyway, I’m impressed with this Wind Gordini, it is quite oozing with car appeal but it should have more powerful engine to make it a complete packaged.

I love the aggressive front and wheels of this Wind Gordini. The design looks so cute. I just don’t like the fact that it is only a two seater car. Anyway, it is already looked great at its color.

Cute! It looks great in color blue. I’m impressed with the interior look of Gordini. I love the simplicity but an aggressive outlook of this car.

And how can Renault put a Formula 1 car name on this little underpowered thing? Not that US car makers haven’t done the same thing.

The French are into the "no rear visibility" thing. With 99 HP is this lower than normal? Or is 99 HP a normal amount for small French cars? Four iterations of the Gordini, and they are all 99 HP?

Everything under the hood of the Renault Wind will remain the same ,The interior also gets special Gordini black and blue leather upholstery, blue and white door straps.

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