2010 Renault Twingo Gordini Renaultsport U.K. price

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

To go on sale at UK dealerships this April is the Renault Twingo Gordini Renaultsport. Priced at £14,500, this model actually costs £2100 more than the standard car. Only 200 of these cars will be sold in the UK.

This car, which is based on a standard Twingo Renaultsport 133 Cup, received several styling modifications that include metallic blue or black paintwork, two white racing stripes, gloss black front and rear bumper sections, and a white finish on the fog lamp surrounds, exterior door mirror housings and rear tailgate spoiler.

The car comes with 17-inch alloys, with their inner rim finished in blue or black. At either side, we can see a Gordini Series badging that is reminiscent of the 1960s at the Gordini Cup in France, when the qualifying heats of the different race meetings were known as "series.

There are also other changes, which include sports seats, blue leather door panel inserts, a blue and black leather steering wheel, a Gordini badged gearknob and a leather-trimmed dash cowl.

Extra equipment over the Renaultsport 133 consists of the following: automatic climate control, automatic headlamp activation, automatic wiper activation, cruise control, a speed limiter, fully disconnectable ESP, extra-tinted rear windows and individual sliding rear seats.

Just like the standard Renaultsport, customers can specifically ask for a Cup chassis for a lower ride height and stiffer springs and dampers, curtain airbags, an electrically-operated panoramic sunroof. Customers can also opt for a Gordini key fob and Gordini carpet mats.

Press Release

RENAULT ANNOUNCES PRICE AND SPECIFICATION FOR TWINGO GORDINI 133

The launch of Twingo Gordini 133 brings a luxury car with the Gordini signature to the small car segment. Developed by Renaultsport, this stylish small car exudes the spirit of Gordini, with a modern twist.

Twingo Gordini 133 features a Malta Blue metallic finish with twin white racing stripes, in keeping with its famous predecessors. The front and rear bumpers are enhanced by gloss black centre sections, while the fog light surrounds, door mirrors housing and rear spoiler are all highlighted in a contrasting white finish.

This exclusive exterior styling package is completed by 17-inch Gordini alloy wheels with a polished face and black inner rim.

The same Gordini spirit continues inside thanks to Renaultsport seats with extra lateral support clothed in dark grey leather with blue details and Gordini-embossed logo. Blue detailing continues on to the door panels, the gearlever gaiter and Gordini-badged gearknob. The steering wheel is finished in blue and dark grey leather with two white stripes to indicate the centre point, whilst the rev counter pod is also in blue with a white face.

An exclusive plate will show the build number of the 200 examples that will come to the UK.

To ensure that it delivers performance as well as looks, the latest addition to the Twingo range is based on the same performance and equipment package as the Renaultsport 133 version:

'Sport' chassis with 17-inch wheels for outstanding road-holding that is equally suited to everyday motoring
a feisty, responsive 1.6-litre 133hp petrol engine with a distinctive,specially-tuned exhaust
precise, incisive steering for even greater fun at the wheel
powerful, durable braking
In addition to the current Renaultsport 133 version, Twingo Gordini 133 features climate control, automatic headlight and wiper activation, cruise control, speed limiter, ESC, 4x20W radio-CD with fingertip steering wheel-mounted remote control and separate display, Bluetooth connectivity, multifunctional TunePoint for personal music players (iPod, MP3) and extra-tinted rear windows.

Customers can personalise their Gordini 133 with optional Pearl Black paint instead of Malta Blue, the Cup chassis (lower ride height, stiffer springs and dampers), Gordini wheels with a blue inner rim, curtain airbags and an electrically-operated panoramic sunroof (no roof stripes when fitted).

GORDINI: RENAULT’S SPORTING HERITAGE

Amédée Gordini, who developed almost 200,000 Renault vehicles over a 20-year period, achieved some of the brand’s greatest sporting achievements.

Born in 1899, within a year of Louis Renault building his very first vehicle, Amédée Gordini was fascinated by automobiles and motor racing from a very young age. After working as a racing mechanic in his teens, Gordini developed his own sports racing and Grand Prix cars before being engaged by Renault in the mid-1950s. The Renault 8 Gordini with its bright blue paintwork and twin white stripes was one of his most successful and iconic creations, finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th in the 1964 Tour of Corsica rally. In 1966, the 1300cc version heralded the Gordini Cup one-make race series and the blueprint for all single-make motorsport championships.

Customers can order their Gordini from Renault dealerships from mid-April with the first deliveries arriving in June.

 

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