The all-new Renault Twin’Run Concept was unveiled today on the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix and as expected it offers a glimpse of the next-generation Twingo. The Renault Twin’Run Concept is in fact a sister concept to the electric Twin’Z that the French company unveiled in April. As you may expect, the Twin’Run Concept is inspired by classic Renault racing cars such as the Renault 5 Turbo the Clio V6.
New concept is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine borrowed from the Megane Trophy racer and it is mounted longitudinally ahead of the rear axle. The maximum output of the engine is 320 hp (380 Nm of torque) and all the power is delivered through a SADEV six-speed sequential gearbox with a limited-slip differential to the rear wheels.
With that amount of power, the Twin’Run Concept is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 249 km/h or 154 mph. Thanks to a tubular chassis clad in glassfibre body panels the small concept car has a total weight of 950 kg. Moreover, carbon fiber is used on the roof, rear vent, wheel arches and splitter.
The aerodynamics have received special attention with a vent channelling the air flow under the car and a fixed airfoil for enhanced aerodynamic support at high speeds.
The interior is a mix of a race cas and a sports car as we find Sparco seats fitted with race-spec harnesses, while the dashboard and the door panels are upholstered in black and red Alcantara-effect suede. Moreover, we find a 5.5-inch LCD screen that displays upholstered in black and red Alcantara-effect suede.
Renault’s Twin'Run concept is underpinned by a multi-tube high-performance steel chassis. Developed by Tork Engineering, this chassis was derived from aeronautics.
Connecting the concept to the wheels are front and rear double-wishbone suspensions with independent pivots. Each of these four pivots is made from solid aeronautical-quality aluminum, allowing each to deliver a high level of performance when driven on the tracks. Twin'Run employs OHLINS spring shock absorbers both on the front and rear axles to ensure body stability and filtering. Moreover, Twin'Run is fitted with a 22-mm anti-roll bar at the front and a 25-mm anti-roll bar on the rear, with the roll managing to achieve desirable levels of responsiveness and agility.
Meanwhile, Twin’Run rides on aluminum wheel with a special hub with a central bolt and wrapped in 18-inch Michelin tires.
Renault has provided Twin'Run with the cabin of a sports car, equipping it with a tubular chassis and SPARCO seats with safety harnesses. However, the interior of the concept is sporty as well as chic and elegant. For instance, its door panels and dashboard are wrapped in black and red "alcantara effect" suede while its padded bucket seats are upholstered in three shades of alcantara and features the Twin'Run signature.
The Renault Twin'Run concept also features a motorsports steering wheel as well as sequential gear lever with a high-mounted configuration. The concept’s joint welded handbrake, meanwhile, is placed on the same level as the sequential gear lever.