The new, facelifted Renault Twingo RS is about to enter the market. The most sporty model of the range has been administered the same kind of treatment of the other ‘quieter’ versions, thereby it boasts a new front end with four separated head lights and two extra lights at the back. Besides, the ‘RS’ receives a front spoiler inspired by Formula 1 cars, a trunk spoiler, a little diffuser, diminutive air outlets on the wheel arches and 16″ ‘Emotion’ alloys. Renault will also offer a Design Pack Dark Grey which adds gray/Dark Metal accents on the front spoiler, on the wing mirror shells and a chrome strip on the foglight frames.
In the cabin we have yellow stitching on steering wheel, seats and instrument panel covering, Brilliant Black inserts for dashboard, console, radio, tachometer and side air vents and then white elements for the upper steering wheel, seats, rev-counter and air-conditioning controls. The model comes with the same 1.6-litre petrol engine of the previous version, credited with an output of 133 hp at 6,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 160 Nm at 4,400 rpm, while average fuel consumption is rated at 6.5 l/100 km and CO2 emission at 150 g/km.
The technicians of the Renault Sport division have also developed two kinds of chassis: the one called ‘Sport’ comes as standard while the one called Cup, available upon request, provides for a ride height reduced by 4 mm. A Gordini version of the Twingo RS is also in the cards and will be available with the following color options: Malta Blue, Ice White, Nacrè Black and Bright Red.
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Renault has developed two Silverstone GP limited edition models using the Twingo RS and Clio RS models. The two models have been created to honour the Silvertsone track and will use Cup suspension set-up, metallic grey tint with black detailing, a new exhaust system and Silverstone GP logos.
Each of the Twingo RS and Clio RS Silverstone GP models will be labelled from one to 50, and new Recaro sports seats, Bluetooth connectivity and multimedia functions complete the package. Anyone buying the limited edition Silverstone GP Renault Clio RS and Twingo RS models will get a free driving course on the Silverstone track. The models are available on the UK market only and are sold at £14,995 for the Twingo and £19,995 for the Clio.