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Dear Renault Sport Fan!

We’re writing to inform you that we will be moving all our Renault Sport cars and motorsport content on the renaultsport.co.uk across to our main website, renault.co.uk, on 31 March 2020. From then on, you’ll be able to find all things Renault in one place.

The Forum and Ask The Expert features will not move across to the new website. These have been popular destinations for Renault Sport fans over the years and we are proud to have been a leader in terms of providing ways for our most passionate customers to discuss all things Renault Sport – with us and with each other. The growth in social media in recent years has provided multiple new ways for fans to share and discuss all things R.S. and we would love to hear from you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Should you have any queries about your Renault vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

The Renault UK Website Team

30/06/2016

Little car, big deal: New rear-wheel-drive Twingo GT is launched

The all new Twingo GT might be the smallest model in Renault’s range of sporty cars but is also truly a big deal for the manufacturer thanks to its rear engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration.
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Not since the Clio V6 has Renault produced a sporty RWD model for the road. All that, however, changed at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed when the Twingo GT was officially unveiled – it will go on sale in the UK this winter.

Renault Sport has had plenty of input into the Twingo GT’s design, particularly in areas such as engine and handling with their expertise in chassis and suspension.

Attention to detail makes all the difference to the Twingo GT’s general performance levels which are close even to those of the previous generation Twingo Renault Sport 133.

Renault Sport Cars’ Managing Director Patrice Ratti explained: “It was a real challenge for Renault Sport to work on a rear-engine car since the handling of a rear-wheel drive car is very different from that to which we are accustomed.

“We had to tackle this issue head on, as it were, and I think we have risen to the challenge brilliantly! Twingo GT is a balanced car, fun to drive and offers performance levels that are very close to those provided by a second generation Twingo R.S.”

Notably the car’s three-cylinder, 898cc TCe engine has been titled at 49 degrees by Renault Sport’s engineers to increase its compactness. The air intake has been shifted to the rear left-hand wing to reduce induction to the engine by 12 per cent and improve performance (the overall flow rate of combustive air is increased by 23%)! A specially designed twin exhaust system (housed by a redesigned rear bumper diffuser) plus modified engine mapping takes power up to 110hp, while peak torque stands at 170Nm.

There is enhanced throttle response thanks to the incorporation of development work done for the Mégane Renault Sport. A revised calibration of the ESC means trajectory out of corners is better controlled without diminishing the enjoyment of rear-wheel-drive handling.

With four funky colours to choose from – Blaze Orange, Lunar Grey, Diamond Black and Crystal White – the Twingo GT is sure to stand out in a crowd (or rather a jam when it comes to city travel).

Twingo GT’s Project Manager Benjamin Manceau said: “With Twingo GT, it's about enjoyment above all else. Fine-tuned by Renault Sport, the rear-engine design delivers a really fun car to drive and the acceleration and sprightly chassis are sure to put a smile on your face. Like the other GTs in the Renault Sport range, comfort, affordability and safety complement the overall consistency of the vehicle.”

Twingo GT goes on sale here at the end of the year.