By Stewart Smith on 2016-11-22 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Renault Twingo GT
ready to roll
RENAULT has announced pricing and UK specification for the new Twingo GT, the sporty version of the little French motor that was unveiled at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
At the same time a revised version of the Dynamique S model also goes on sale from the start of December.
Developed by Renault Sport, the GT, which costs £13,755, comes with a rear-engine layout which maximises interior space and aids manouvering as the turning arc of the front wheels is not restricted by the engine.
Under the bonnet of the GT is an 898cc Renault TCe engine - the most powerful in the Twingo range - and Renault Sport's engine designers tuned it to produce 110bhp and 170Nm of torque with a modified turbocharger, uprated fuel pump, revised engine mapping and a specially-designed, freer-flowing twin silencer exhaust which have contributed to the significant increase in power and torque.
As far as performance goes, the GT can hit cover 0-62mph in just 9.6 seconds and pick-up is amongst the best in class with 50-75mph taking less than nine seconds.
Introduced alongside the GT is the new Twingo Dynamique S which replaces the previous version and has exterior and interior improvements. It is priced from £12,205.
As with the GT, the Dynamique S is available with new Renault i.d blaze orange metallic paint as well as a lunar grey, diamond black or crystal white body finish. A Sport decal and 16-inch Sport diamond-cut alloys complete the exterior.
Inside, the Dynamique S has features including 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.
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