2006 Renault Twingo
Horsepower @ RPM:60@5500
Torque @ RPM:2500
0-60 time:13.4 sec.
Top Speed:94 mph
Twingo thinks big
Twingo is a city car that is big on the inside and small on the outside. Two million have been produced since the model was launched, and it is now the market leader in its segment in France and Western Europe.
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11 New Retro-Styled Cars Available Today
Retro styling done right in the automotive world can result in a car that buyers instantly feel drawn to because they remember the original from their childhood. Granted, if done wrong, it can look really hideous and out of place, but you won’t find any of those here.
When mainstream manufacturers do it, they spend a lot of time and money to get it just right, and it really shows. Many of these retro-styled cars are bought first and foremost for the way they look, but they are actually just good cars overall. I’ve assembled the ones you can buy new right now, in the list after the jump.
2017 Renault Twingo GT
Here in the U.S., the “city car” (a.k.a. sub-compact, supermini, or kei car) is still a bit of an oddity, but overseas, it’s much more established. One of the leaders in this space is French automaker Renault, which produces several urban-friendly models, including the Twingo. First debuting at the Paris Motor Show in 1992, the original Twingo was a FWD three-door hatchback. The second generation dropped in 2007, followed by the third-gen Twingo III at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. Co-developed with Daimler’s Smart division, the third gen gained two doors and moved the drivetrain to the rear, eventually gaining widespread critical praise for its styling and fun factor. But some enthusiasts were left wanting more, so in a bid to spark a little extra excitement, Renault has unveiled the Twingo GT, which comes with performance-oriented aesthetics like racing stripes and 17-inch alloys, interior upgrades like new trim and aluminum pedals, and 20 extra horsepower complemented by a retuned suspension.
The last time we saw a sporty Twingo was in 2012 with the RS 133, and while many found it endlessly entertaining, others couldn’t help but feel as though the lack of output was a bit out of sync with the RS badge. This time around, Renault is instead blessing the new hatch with the GT nomenclature, all while instilling the tiny turn-burner with characteristic Renault Sport handling.
So then, is it a hot hatch, or just lukewarm? Read on to find out.
Continue reading to learn more about the Renault Twingo GT.
Okay, car commercials tend to get just a little extreme and us Americans only get to see a fraction of them, due to certain makes not being sold in the States. One automaker that is not currently selling cars in the U.S., but does well in other markets around the world, is Renault. Part of its success may be due to its crazy commercials, like the one above.
Two women of near equal beauty – racecar driver and French TV presenter, Margot Laffite and a cute blonde known only as “Jenny” – whip a Twingo R.S. around the Nürburgring. The racing is great and the women are superb, but Renault had to add in a slight twist. That twist was to challenge “Jenny” to hold a fish bowl full of water and a fish while Laffite winged this hot hatch around the `Ring.
The reactions of “Jenny” are classic and the enjoyment in Laffite’s face as she scares the crap out of this “Glam passenger” are priceless. To make things a little more interesting for the guys, this well-built passenger is wearing a white shirt, and we all know what a white shirt plus water equals...
Put your tongues in your mouths, guys, she’s wearing a blue bra, so there’s nothing to see, unless wet lingerie is your deal.
In all, the video is pretty sweet and we can’t wait to see the next edition in Renault’s “Challenge Us If You Can” video campaign. Keep it here to get the latest videos as the become available.
Earlier in 2012, Renault unveiled the Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 Edition in order to celebrate the 2011 Formula 1 Constructors’ world title. Now the company is continuing the party with a new Twingo RS Red Bull Racing RB7 and an announcement for the production of a Megane R.S. This special Twingo will only be offered in 10 countries in Europe and will go on sale in June 2012.
Just like the previous Clio R.S, the new Twingo will be distinguished by design cues from Renault Sport including a forceful front-end styling and a large, vertically-mounted logo set to a black background. The front bumper gets a Formula 1-style blade, while at the rear there will be bigger wheel arches, lip spoiler, and diffuser. The model is painted in a very cool Pearlescent Black combined with Sirius Yellow on the F1-style blade, door mirror housings and lip spoiler.
The interior gets yellow stitching for the steering wheel, seats, and dash cowling, plus gloss black inserts for the dashboard and audio console.
Europe’s answer to SEMA – the Essen Motor Show – is coming up later this week and we’re already gearing up for what looks to be an eventful week in Germany as some of the world’s finest automakers troop to the event to show off their latest aftermarket creations.
One such brand that we already know is attending is Renault as they’ve announced one vehicle that will be displayed at the Essen show room floor: a tuning proposal for the Twingo-based Renault Wind courtesy of tuning company Elia.
We don’t have the full details on the vehicle, but we’ve scraped up enough information to know a few things about it.
For one, the car will either come with a 1.2-liter turbo engine or a 1.6-liter variant that will produce an output of 100 and 133 horsepower, respectively. The folks over at Elia are at work producing a performance package that will likely come in the form of an upgraded sport suspension and ECU unit that will see an increased output of 16 horsepower and 28Nm of torque.
Aesthetically speaking, Elia will also be adding LED daytime running lights and 18” allow wheels with two sets of tires being included in the front and rear – 205/35 up front and 235/30 at the back.
For now, that’s all the information we have, but as soon as more information becomes available, we’ll be sure to update you not just on this tuned-up cutie, but on all the vehicles that will be at Essen for Europe’s largest aftermarket tuning event.
After Fiat unveiled the 500 Pink with its clear feminine distinction, Renault decided that a special edition Twingo developed especially for its feminine customers would be an excellent idea. Called the Twingo Miss Sixty, this special edition was developed in cooperation to the Miss Sixty, the international fashion label of the Sixty group bringing forth yet another successful collaboration between an auto brand and a fashion designer. The car will be hitting the runway at the Paris Auto Show.
This special edition will be available in Bohemian Pink or Pearlescent black and is distinguished by a glamorous exterior with a rock’n’roll interior. The Miss Sixty Twingo will feature a pink-rimmed tachometer and speedometer, a pink-stitched leather steering wheel, and pearlescent black door mirror housings. It may look like pink and black markers have thrown up all over the exterior and the interior of the car, but this funky color combination is what gives this hatchback the glam rock look needed to attract the attention of the feistiest females around.
The new Twingo Miss Sixty will go on sale across Europe this November. Prices will be announced closer to the launch date.
Press release after the jump.
Renault announced today the special edition Twingo Rive Gauche that features exclusive Eiffel Tower decorative motif and comfort-enhancing features. This limited edition will only be offered in France and Austria and is priced at €11,450.
The new Twingo Rive Gauche features ’Rive Gauche’ badging on either side of the body, plus exclusive Eiffel Tower motifs on the door pillars, door handle recesses and foglamp surrounds. It is also equipped with a sport bumper, black headlamp backgrounds, front foglamps and Pearlescent Black exterior door mirror housings.
Press release after the jump.
The long-rumored Twingo CC will make its world debut on March 2nd at the Geneva Motor Show. But Renault decided to call it "Wind", a model that "brings a completely different take on a car for drivers who enjoy wind-in-the-hair motoring."
The new Wind is a two-seater coupe-roadster with a length of 3.83 meters and an electric roof that can be opened in just 12 seconds. The model is aimed at motorists who lust after a car that is not only distinctive and compact, but also convertible yet practical enough for everyday use.
Press release after the jump.
The new Renault Twingo CC is yet to make its world debut but, as it turns out, the car’s die-cast version already has.
These photos, which somehow made its way on the Internet, show what looks to be a die-cast model of the Twingo CC that was produced by Norev, a French die-cast maker that’s no stranger to producing some pretty detailed scale models.
Up to now, we’ve only seen spy photos and renderings of the Twingo but nothing to the effect of what this die-cast version shows. The Twingo CC was supposed to be unveiled at Frankfurt last year but unavoidable delays within Renault have pushed the hatchback’s world debut to this year.
In the meantime, while we still continue to speculate on what the new Twingo CC really looks like, this new die-cast model of the car sounds like a good place to start. It may not be as intricately reliable as other options, but in the event that there is a shortage of options, this die-cast toy is a good place to start.
One of the more often overlooked cars out there is the Renault Twingo, sure it is still a compact city car aimed at the European masses, but you must admit that it has come a long way from the frog eyed micro car that was introduced at the Paris Motor Show back in 1992. The French in house tuners at Renault Sport Technologies are trying to get their little people mover a bit more exposure by releasing two new purpose built racing cars that can be driven to and from the racetrack as well as be competitive on it each with their own level of hardcore status.
The Twingo RS R2 begins life as a mere Twingo Renaultsport 133 road car powered by a special 1.6 Liter 16V four banger that develops 160 HP and is shifted via a five speed sequential gearbox. Taking the Twingo even further is the R1 version, complete with bolt in protective roll cage this is the model that Renault will present to the FIA in order to get it homologated for sanctioned racing competition. Using the same high performance suspension components as the R2, the R1 takes the daily driven race car to a whole new level, and although you can still use the R1 to go get groceries, you might want to think about investing in a trailer because you will definitely be going racing.
Press release after the jump.
As you know, a few weeks ago Renault officially announced the return of the Gordini name, and the first model to carry this name is the small Twingo RS. The new Twingo Gordini R.S. will make its world debut on January 10, 2010, at the L’Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées, in Paris and sales will begin in march 2010.
Like any traditional Gordini model, the new Twingo Gordini RS comes painted with Malte Blue lacquered metallic finish combined with two white racing stripes.
At the exterior the car also receives front and rear bumpers enhanced by gloss black details and white contrasting finish on the fog-lamp surrounds, exterior mirror housings and lip spoiler. The car sits on either blue or black diamond-effect 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
On the interior Renault added Gordini sports seats, blue leather door panel inserts, blue and black leather steering wheel with two white stripes, blue gear lever bellows and Gordini-badged gear lever knob and a blue rev-counter with white surround.
Press release after the jump.
A few days after Renault announced that two of its new concept cars, the Zoe ZE and the Twizy ZE Concept would be scheduled for launch in a few years, the French-based automaker has also announced that it would once dust-off the Gordini brand and add it to the Renault Sport range.
The announcement of the expected debut of the Twingo Gordini RS will be held at the L’Atelier Renault on the Champs Elysées on November 25.
The Gordini brand rose in popularity in the 60’s where over 200,000 units were sold at that time. The brand’s popularity crossed mainstream thresholds after the car appeared in a number of French films during the decade.
After riding off into the sunset shortly thereafter, Gordini is motoring back to give a new generation of car buyers the chance to sit behind the wheel of one of Renault’s most popular cars. To retain the classic look of the compact car, Renault has made it clear that it would uphold the Gordini tradition. What this means is that the cars styling – including the off-center double stripes that was a trademark of Gordini back then – will likely stay the course. Renault has still to shed light as to what drivetrain the new Gordini models will have and the announcement will more than likely happen on the 25th of November, the day the Twingo Gordini RS is unveiled in France.
Press release after the jump.
Putting a Range Rover engine on a Renault Twingo isn’t exactly an everyday occurrence, yet custom tuners Lazareth decided to have some fun and do just that.
While you’ll never mistake the French compact car for a luxury SUV, it does make for some awesome thrills to have the miniscule front-mounted engine the Twingo used to come in for a more powerful variety. As a result, the Twingo has been updated with a 3.5-liter V8 180 horsepower mid-mounted engine that conveys its power to the Twingo’s rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.
It took a lot of work, especially since a Twingo doesn’t exactly fall in the same line as that of a Range Rover. To fit the luxury SUVs engine on the hatchback, Lazareth modified the Twingo’s chassis by adding a rear tubular subframe, brand new suspensions, modified brakes, to name a few.
The result, as you can expect, is a hatchback that packs more power than Twingo could have ever had with a standard configuration. If the upgraded engine wasn’t enough, Lazareth also gave the Twingo’s interior a plush racing upgrade with MOMO bucket seats, a sports steering wheel, and new digital gauges.
With a new engine and an overall upgraded look, the Lazareth-tuned Twingo, which they’ve come to call as the Twingo Trophy V8, sells for around €70,000, or in the language of US dollars, around $105,000.
Some people protest that the rest of the world gets really cool cars while we here in the U.S. are subjected to watered down versions of automobiles that are more fun to drive in other parts of the globe. Unfortunately for domestic drivers, Renault hasn’t sold a new car in the U.S. since the 1980s so we will never know the joy of driving a Twingo, just saying the name is fun. Adding to an already great product, the French manufacturer has decided to churn out a few stripped down lightweight examples of one of Europe’s favorite hot hatches.
Just like Hyundai’s upcoming Genesis Coupe R-Spec, the Renault Twingo RS 133 Cup is a more affordable variant of a sporty economy car that comes with a few key components that makes the more expensive models great while ditching a few unnecessary items to keep costs down. Aimed at delivering a more focused driving experience with less equipment and a lower price, the factory tuned Cup car will go on sale in places like Europe and South America starting in November, starting at around $17,000. The Renault Twingo RS 133 Cup keeps Renault’s optional sport suspension that lowers the car almost an inch and a half while incorporating firmer dampeners and a set of springs that are about ten percent stiffer than the factory coils. You also get a set of 17 inch lightweight aluminum alloys wrapped in sporty rubber, but you don’t get a few things like air conditioning and the Twingo’s signature sliding rear buckets; however you can get Glacier White bodywork with a few accents done up in glossy black.
Even though the RS 133 Cup has all the proper equipment to go fast around the bends, it is still powered by a 133 HP 1.6 Liter four cylinder and takes all of 8.7 seconds to go from 0 to 60 MPH on its way to a 125 MPH top speed. Now those performance numbers aren’t quite that impressive, but we can guarantee you that it gets great gas mileage. Perhaps a few of these factory tuned lightweight econoboxes would go a long way towards breathing a healthy dose of fun into an automaker’s lineup while helping out their CAFE situation at the same time.
Press release after the jump.
Could Renault finally be coming out with the Twingo C+C? "We are working on a small convertible for 2010," said Renault executive Yves-Eric Morel. If so, this €15,000 roadster may give the U.S. a new reason to want Renault back. We’ll have to wait for the Frankfurt show in September to find out.
Renault unveiled today in Paris a new customization program for the Twingo. The customization options for Renault Twingo are unlimited, thanks to the decorative trim available. For example, freestyle graphics (available in black or white Tattoo or Poppies, at a cost of €35 for 3) can be placed wherever the customer wishes, ensuring that the product is completely exclusive. Previewed at the PTS, more than 45 new offers will join the existing range.
Two Twingo Renault Sport cars have been converted to represent Angel and Devil, a graphic theme demonstrating all the design potential offered by Twingo in terms of customization. It highlights the Twingo’s sporty aspect, by connecting the 2 optical blocks of the front side, continuing to the rear tailgate, finishing up on the "Twingo" marked on the tailgate, like a comet tail.
Press release after the jump.
Here’s another hatch that Europe gets to tease the U.S. with. Renault has not been bringing cars to the United States for almost 20 years now. In that time they’ve put out some cars we may wish we’d had, including this new Renault Sport Twingo. The new car is based on the everyday Twingo, but it is given a 1.6-liter engine that puts out 133 horsepower. That kind of power in a tiny car combined with a sport chassis can make for a cool little car. If the car were sold here, the current exchange rate would put the price at around $23,000.
Enjoy some video of performance driver training given by Renault. The French company offers a training school for new owners for the reasonable price of €1.
Press release after the jump.
In an age where manufactures are using hybrid or diesel technology to achieve high fuel mileage, Renault has refined the Twingo’s four-cylinder gasoline engine to get about 47 miles to the gallon. The name for this version of the car is long, Twingo 1.2 LEV 16V 75 eco, but it also describes the whole engine – 1.2-liter low emission vehicle with 16 valves making 75 horsepower.
This exact car has already been on sale in France, but the new version has 20% longer gear ratios, which allows for greater fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The car will begin to be sold in France later this month starting at €9,950 (about $17,600). It will also be marketed in Spain, Germany, Holland and Belgium, beginning in September. Renault does not sell to the U.S., and the last time we had a gas-only car here that could beat this Twingo was the Honda CRX HF and the Geo Metro XFi, both of which have not been sold here in over 15 years.
Renault unveiled the Twingo Night & Day, a new limited edition based on the
Dynamique version. The new limited edition car combines striking looks with distinctive floral graphics on the pearlescent black foglamp trims, B-pillar and rear bumper. The motif can even be carried over to the key.
Twingo Night & Day is feminine, modern and practical in every detail and features extra-tinted rear glass, Twingo-branded sill trims, a 40W redio-CD, standard manual climate control, specific upholstery, four airbags and sliding, independent rear seats.
The new limited edition version can be ordered with one of two engines - the 1.2 16V 75hp or the 1.5 dCi 65hp – and comes in two body colours (Pearlescent Black and Glacier White).
Prices in France start from €11,950, while Twingo Night & Day will also be available in Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Austria and Holland.
Renault will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the new Twingo RS (Renault Sport). The new Twingo is inspired by the Twingo Concept that was unveiled at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. It will join the RS line-up next to Clio and Megane RS.
Twingo Renault Sport is a genuine hot hatch with looks to match and was designed to deliver both enjoyable roadholding and genuine sports performance. Its efficient, balanced chassis has been mated to a fiery but flexible 133hp engine to form a package that is sure to appeal to all those who seek sporting sensations and driving pleasure during everyday motoring.
Press release after jump.
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