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Offline Penn  
#1 Posted : 27 August 2014 10:43:30(UTC)
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Looks like a performance variant is being considered but will not carry the RS name.

http://www.autocar.co.uk...plans-hot-twingo-variant

I hope it comes to market.
Offline foxspeed  
#2 Posted : 27 August 2014 12:03:34(UTC)
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so same as whats discussed here -

http://www.renaultsport....aspx?g=posts&t=86344
Offline Penn  
#3 Posted : 27 August 2014 13:10:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foxspeed Go to Quoted Post
so same as whats discussed here -

http://www.renaultsport....aspx?g=posts&t=86344


Pretty sure it is, can't see why else the test car would have the dual exhausts and extra intakes.

Interesting that they say it cannot take a 4cyl without major re-work of the rear body, the TwinRun pretty much covers that! Big Smile

Offline foxspeed  
#4 Posted : 27 August 2014 13:29:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: foxspeed Go to Quoted Post
so same as whats discussed here -

http://www.renaultsport....aspx?g=posts&t=86344


Pretty sure it is, can't see why else the test car would have the dual exhausts and extra intakes.

Interesting that they say it cannot take a 4cyl without major re-work of the rear body, the TwinRun pretty much covers that! Big Smile



could always put the extra cylinder in the front Tongue Blush
Offline foxspeed  
#5 Posted : 27 August 2014 13:32:19(UTC)
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on a more serious note ford can get 125 from the 1.0 ecoboost so would think that 110 for Renault is achievable -
make it nippy Cool
Offline Penn  
#6 Posted : 27 August 2014 14:33:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foxspeed Go to Quoted Post
on a more serious note ford can get 125 from the 1.0 ecoboost so would think that 110 for Renault is achievable -
make it nippy Cool


The old Twingo GT 1.2 TCE was only 110 if I remember rightly and that was great fun and had decent performance. Can you imagine the new Twingo with 125 hp? Would be a superb little thing.
Offline MarkCup  
#7 Posted : 27 August 2014 14:40:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foxspeed Go to Quoted Post
on a more serious note ford can get 125 from the 1.0 ecoboost so would think that 110 for Renault is achievable -
make it nippy Cool


They've got 140PS now in the latest Fiesta Red/Black models. It's an incredible little motor.
Offline martin_89  
#8 Posted : 10 November 2014 11:52:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: foxspeed Go to Quoted Post
on a more serious note ford can get 125 from the 1.0 ecoboost so would think that 110 for Renault is achievable -
make it nippy Cool


The old Twingo GT 1.2 TCE was only 110 if I remember rightly and that was great fun and had decent performance. Can you imagine the new Twingo with 125 hp? Would be a superb little thing.


100bhp the old one was.

I had a 1.2 TCE GT Gordini mapped by rstuning with over 140bhp and it was an absolute riot, would keep pace with my trophy until it banged its rev limiter at 125mph lol!
Offline Dynamique1976  
#9 Posted : 10 November 2014 18:23:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MarkCup Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: foxspeed Go to Quoted Post
on a more serious note ford can get 125 from the 1.0 ecoboost so would think that 110 for Renault is achievable -
make it nippy Cool


They've got 140PS now in the latest Fiesta Red/Black models. It's an incredible little motor.


Some friends of ours have the Focus with the 1.0 eco boost / 125BHP motor. They've had it 11 months and are now on engine number 3.

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Offline ttpsm2  
#10 Posted : 23 August 2016 08:44:48(UTC)
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This car is now being released but no chatter on here, surprised!!!
Offline Slam  
#11 Posted : 23 August 2016 14:19:33(UTC)
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I was thinking the same. Nice looking car , but they should have ditched the rear seats and made it mid engined. I doubt they will sell many of these anyway , so why not make something really special.
I've always liked the twingo, ever since I saw mk1's in France many moons ago.
Offline Buffalo Girls  
#12 Posted : 23 August 2016 19:10:47(UTC)
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I thought it looked good. I haven't seen any driving reviews yet though
Offline cailean  
#13 Posted : 19 September 2016 21:14:21(UTC)
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Does anyone know when these will be released in the UK?
Offline Jeremy RUK  
#14 Posted : 20 September 2016 06:13:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cailean Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know when these will be released in the UK?

December
Offline cailean  
#15 Posted : 25 September 2016 19:51:00(UTC)
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Thanks Jeremy

Also when is the revised Clio 220 Trophy being released?
Offline Luke RUK  
#16 Posted : 26 September 2016 08:10:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cailean Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Jeremy

Also when is the revised Clio 220 Trophy being released?


Orders for the New Clio (including R.S) opened last Monday.
Offline cailean  
#17 Posted : 26 September 2016 20:26:11(UTC)
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Thanks.

I was in a Renault dealer on Saturday and asked the same 2 questions, I was told next March for the Twingo GT and December for the next Clio Trophy. Or is that when they will have cars to test drive (which I guess was how I phrased my question). Not just when I can place an order (without test driving).

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Offline Jeremy RUK  
#18 Posted : 22 November 2016 08:04:10(UTC)
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RENAULT ANNOUNCES UK SPECIFICATION AND PRICING FOR NEW RENAULT TWINGO GT AND ENHANCED DYNAMIQUE S
• New Renault Twingo GT and updated Dynamique S available to order from 1st December
• Renault Sport-developed Twingo GT produces 110hp and 170Nm torque
• Engine upgrades include a modified turbocharger, revised engine mapping and specially-developed exhaust
• Chassis and transmission enhanced for driver enjoyment
• Twingo GT priced at £13,755 on-the-road
• Revised Dynamique S benefits from exterior and interior upgrades
• Dynamique S starts from £12,205 on-the-road
• Protected by Renault’s four year warranty

Renault has announced pricing and UK specification for the new Twingo GT, the sporty version of the innovative city car that was unveiled at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. In showrooms from 1st December, the Twingo GT is priced at £13,755 on-the-road.
A revised version of the Dynamique S launches alongside the GT, priced from £12,205 on-the-road and also goes on sale from the start of next month.

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 builds on the Twingo’s strengths. Cool, nimble and agile, the award-winning Twingo presents an innovative take on the city car. Its rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout maximises interior space and it is incredibly easy to park, manoeuvre or complete a U-turn because the turning arc of the front wheels is not restricted by the engine. Twingo comes as standard as a five-door – the most popular body style with city car buyers – and its appeal is heightened with a huge range of colour, trim and personalisation options so that buyers can create the exact look they want.
Renault’s wild Twin’Run concept provided inspiration for the new GT. Unveiled at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2013, Twin’Run celebrated the brand’s sporting spirit and paid homage to the legendary Renault 5 Turbo and Clio V6. A real racing car with a mid-engine 320hp V6 based on that of the Mégane Trophy racer, the Twin’Run provided a preview of the style of the latest generation Twingo.
The Twin’Run’s influence is most obvious in the GT’s 17-inch ‘Twin’Air’ diamond-cut alloy wheels and also extends to the lateral air intake, the rear bumper diffuser – redesigned to incorporate the twin exhaust pipe – and the Renault Sport markings on the side and rear of the car.

Renault Sport optimised Twingo’s rear-engine design to deliver high levels of driver enjoyment. The Twingo’s layout presented the manufacturer’s motorsport division with a challenge as it has become accustomed to front-wheel drive models over the last 20 years, but Renault Sport’s extensive development has resulted in the GT being 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 Sport’s engine designers tuned it to produce 110hp and 170Nm of torque in the GT. A modified turbocharger, uprated fuel pump, revised engine mapping and a specially-designed, freer-flowing twin silencer exhaust have contributed to the significant increase in power and torque.
To feed the turbocharger with cold air and to take advantage of its faster rotational speed, a distinctive new air intake on the rear left-hand wing has replaced the Twingo’s standard air intake that is located above the wheel arch. This modification is essential in improving engine performance, since it reduces the temperature of air entering the turbocharger by 12 per cent. Combined with an upper section duct, this dynamic intake also helps increase the flow rate of combustive air by 23 per cent.
As with the flow of the fuel pump, that of the water pump has also been uprated to improve cooling of the powertrain.
The engine work sees the GT cover 0-62mph in 9.6 seconds and pick-up is amongst the best in class with 50-75mph taking less than nine seconds. It boasts an excellent power-to-weight ratio of 110hp per ton.
New ratios ensure the GT’s five-speed manual gearbox is perfectly suited to the much enhanced performance and aid the sporty feel, while Renault Sport has used its development work from the Mégane Renault Sport to optimise the mapping of the accelerator pedal. This mapping delivers lively acceleration with rapid throttle response and when the driver lifts off the accelerator, the dynamic settings limit the feeling of inertia. This caters for the driver’s needs, while at the same time improving driving pleasure and comfort.

To go with the GT’s immense manoeuvrability, which includes an impressive turning circle of only 8.59 metres, and to complement its 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 bless the GT with precise and responsive handling. The Twin‘Run’s 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels – fitted with Yokohama BluEarth tyres – add to the GT’s driving dynamics and purposeful stance.

Additionally, Renault Sport has recalibrated the ESC system to improve traction during sporty driving and to take into account the new characteristics of the chassis and tyres. This allows a very slight drift when drivers hit the throttle on exiting a tight corner before the system kicks in to correct the trajectory, all without a dramatic loss of speed and with no detriment to safety.
The Twingo GT comes with variable ratio power-assisted steering. Firm around the centre position, it has several characteristics depending on the speed and type of corner, combining steering precision and handling. For example, you need to turn the steering wheel 18-degrees in order to turn the wheels 1-degree on the motorway, compared with 13-degrees on city-centre roads.
Coupled with the chassis changes, the advanced steering and recalibrated ESC system work to instil a great deal of confidence in drivers. Similar to Twingo II Renault Sport, Twingo GT’s body-roll control enables higher cornering speeds to be achieved with a sense of ease and comfort.

While the GT is designed to be a driver’s car, comfort and safety are equally important. To this end, included in the GT’s equipment are such features as the R&GO application that turns a smartphone into a touchscreen including sat-nav via an in-app purchase. In addition, standard features include ABS, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), speed limiter and cruise control.

The GT’s specification blends sportiness with luxury. As standard, it offers automatic climate control, automatic lights and front wipers, fog lights with cornering function and rear parking sensors.
Exterior features include extra tinted rear windows and a body kit that consists of side skirts, extended wheel arches and rear diffuser. Setting off the GT’s distinctive look is the new i.d Blaze Orange metallic paint or a choice of Crystal White, Lunar Grey or Diamond Black body colours. All of the shades have optional contrasting NACA aircraft-inspired stripes, which echo the aerodynamic form of the famous air intakes. Starting on the bonnet and extending the length of the roof, the stripes are another nod to Twin’Run. The stripes are black on the Blaze Orange paintwork and orange on the other bodywork colours. There is also a contrasting Sport exterior touch pack that adds orange or black detailing to the front grille, side door strips, door mirrors and rear spoiler.

Inside, the colour scheme echoes the exterior. Orange trim details feature on the part-leather upholstery, the air vents and the base of the gear lever. Grey touches to the interior surround the dashboard, air vents and steering wheel. Twingo GT also has Renault Sport-badged door sills, aluminium pedals and a Sport gear lever knob.
As with the rest of the Twingo range, the GT offers the opportunity for further individualisation. Options include 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 that incorporates 7-inch touchscreen/TomTom® LIVE navigation/USB and Bluetooth® connectivity, voice control and reverse parking camera and sensors.

The launch of the sporty city car strengthens Renault’s GT range. The Twingo GT sits alongside the Mégane GT that was introduced in the summer and which was also developed by Renault Sport. Both cars combine the practicality and usability of Renault’s original designs with Renault Sport’s engineering expertise.

Introduced alongside the GT is the new Twingo Dynamique S. Replacing the previous version, the latest Dynamique S benefits from a raft of exterior and interior enhancements, and is available to order from 1st December priced from £12,205 on-the-road.
As with the GT, the Dynamique S is available with new Renault i.d Blaze Orange metallic paint as well as Lunar Grey, Diamond Black or Crystal White body colours. Subject to body colour, there is also the same contrasting Sport exterior touch pack as on the GT. A Sport decal and 16-inch Sport diamond-cut alloys complete the stylish exterior.
Inside, the Dynamique S mirrors the interior of the GT, incorporating such features as aluminium pedals, Sport part-leather upholstery, grey interior touch pack, Sport gear lever knob and orange interior personalisation.
Dynamique S customers can also specify the GT’s body kit, extra tinted rear windows, automatic lights and front wipers, fog lights with cornering function and rear parking sensors amongst the available options.

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.
Offline Penn  
#19 Posted : 22 November 2016 09:24:22(UTC)
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Have you driven one Jeremy? Interested to see how close to the 133 it is, paper figures suggest it's too slow but that was the same on the 133 and I bloody loved mine.
Offline Jeremy RUK  
#20 Posted : 22 November 2016 09:26:11(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Have you driven one Jeremy? Interested to see how close to the 133 it is, paper figures suggest it's too slow but that was the same on the 133 and I bloody loved mine.


Driving the first one tonight funnily enough

Offline roystinho  
#21 Posted : 22 November 2016 13:54:05(UTC)
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Saw the release this morning. I bet it's a cracking little city car
Offline Penn  
#22 Posted : 22 November 2016 20:37:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jeremy RUK Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Have you driven one Jeremy? Interested to see how close to the 133 it is, paper figures suggest it's too slow but that was the same on the 133 and I bloody loved mine.


Driving the first one tonight funnily enough



Interested to hear what you think. Is the GT manual only or will an EDC come later?
Offline Jeremy RUK  
#23 Posted : 23 November 2016 08:26:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Jeremy RUK Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Have you driven one Jeremy? Interested to see how close to the 133 it is, paper figures suggest it's too slow but that was the same on the 133 and I bloody loved mine.


Driving the first one tonight funnily enough



Interested to hear what you think. Is the GT manual only or will an EDC come later?


It's a laugh to drive. Much more torque than the 133 had. An EDC version comes in autumn next year

Offline probecomp  
#24 Posted : 23 November 2016 09:31:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jeremy RUK Go to Quoted Post
It's a laugh to drive. Much more torque than the 133 had. An EDC version comes in autumn next year


What?? A manual and an EDC? Not sure Kristy will approve... Wink LOL

Offline WB83  
#25 Posted : 23 November 2016 09:51:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jeremy RUK Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Jeremy RUK Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Have you driven one Jeremy? Interested to see how close to the 133 it is, paper figures suggest it's too slow but that was the same on the 133 and I bloody loved mine.


Driving the first one tonight funnily enough



Interested to hear what you think. Is the GT manual only or will an EDC come later?


It's a laugh to drive. Much more torque than the 133 had. An EDC version comes in autumn next year



Do you think it would be quicker round a circuit than a 133?

I think this would make an epic one make race series.

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