Renault will display Wind Gordini at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 3, 2011

Renault is expanding the coupé-roadster range with a variant that features the best equipment available on the two-seater. Watch out for this exclusive model at the Geneva Motor Show that opens on March 1. It seems that after the successful launch of the Twingo and Clio Gordini models, Renault now wants the Wind Roadster to get the “French touch.”

Bearing the Gordini colors, the coupé-roadster truly is a driver’s car. Its look is enhanced with a set of 17-inch black diamond alloy wheels and it features Malta blue bodywork with trademark twin white stripes, Glacier white door mirrors, grille trim and rear wing, and a gloss black roof.

Completing the Gordini look is a badge marked with a “G”. A lot of work was put into interior design. The cabin of the Wind Roadster Gordini has special “Gordini” black and blue leather upholstery, blue and white door straps and a blue leather steering wheel with the signature white stripes on the centreband.

It also has a leather gear lever gaiter and polished metal gearknob bearing the Gordini name. The Gordini name expresses a community spirit that has been seen throughout the decades.

But the current Gordini community has been able to keep up with the times and now meets up on social networks. On Jan. 31, the Gordini fan page on Facebook had shown a teaser of the Wind Roadster Gordini.

People who are considering buying a coupe roadster usually regard exterior styling as a primary factor, thus the Renault Wind needs a design that is dynamic, robust and modern to appeal to its market. And it does not fail.

The sides of the Renault Wind are laden with sporty, robust lines while its profile is marked by raked bonnet and high waistline as well as sculpted flanks and integral roll hoop. It also features two roof-cover cowls in the slipstream of the head rests, thereby serving as a link between the interior and exterior of the Renault Wind.

Interestingly, the windscreen header-rail sits in a more forward position than that of other convertibles, thereby enhancing the pleasure typically associated with open-top driving and while underpinning Renault Wind's credentials as a roadster.

Its rear end, meanwhile, comes with a unique wing forming part of the boot lid and is marked by the boomerang-shaped rear lights. On the other hand, the interior of the Renault Wind features a 'cockpit' feel, thanks to its design that invokes motoring pleasure through an array of sporty cues like sport seats with integrated head rests as well as full instrumentation set in profiled tunnels.

Moreover, the interior comes with a translucent instrument panel cowl in either red or black. The interior ekes out a Dark Charcoal ambiance, as complemented by the aluminum pedal covers, door pulls and sports steering wheel, as well as a number of satin-finish chrome details.

Furthermore, Renault Wind features a ground-breaking roof that puts typical convertibles to shame. Typical convertibles with soft top roofs usually cause worries when parked outside while those with folding hard tops usually take up boot space when lowered.

However, the Renault Wind is fitted with not only fast and easy but also a reliable manner of lowering and raising the roof without compromising boot space – by employing a rotating mechanism.

Press Release

RENAULT REVEALS THE FOURTH VEHICLE IN THE GORDINI LINE-UP: WIND ROADSTER GORDINI

Following the successful launch of the Twingo and Clio Gordini models, Renault’s stylish Wind Roadster is the next to receive the “French touch”. Expanding the coupé-roadster range with a version featuring the finest equipment available on the chic two-seater, this exclusive model will be presented at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show from 1 March 2011.

A true driver’s car, the coupé-roadster proudly bears the Gordini colours. Shod with 17-inch black diamond alloy wheels, it features Malta blue bodywork with trademark twin white stripes, Glacier white door mirrors, grille trim and rear wing, and a gloss black roof. A badge marked with a “G” completes the Gordini look.
Wind Roadster Gordini also places particular emphasis on interior design. The cabin features special “Gordini” black and blue leather upholstery, blue and white door straps and a blue leather steering wheel with the signature white stripes on the centreband. A leather gear lever gaiter and polished metal gearknob bearing the Gordini name complete the look.
But first and foremost, the Gordini name expresses a community spirit that has travelled down the years. Just as Gordini drivers of the 1960s and 1970s flashed their headlamps as a sign of recognition when they met on the road, so the modern Gordini community meets up on social networks. In an innovative move by Renault, they were the first to receive news of the Wind Roadster Gordini reveal with a teaser posted on the Gordini fan page on Facebook on 31 January.

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