Priced from £13,755, the Twingo GT is fitted with an uprated version of the Twingo’s turbocharged 898cc three-cylinder engine that produces 108bhp and 125lb ft of torque, thanks to the addition of a revised air intake and new engine mapping. Those figures are 19bhp and 25lb ft more than the current most powerful Twingo. The car also gets new gearbox ratios to help improve response times.
The car can accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.6sec and onto a top speed of 113mph. The car maker also says the engine's reponse times are among the best in its class, with the 50-75mph sprint taking less than 9.0sec.
Renault Sport has tweaked the Twingo’s chassis settings and variable-ratio steering with a focus on improving agility; new mapping for the car’s electronic stability programme (ESP) also gives more dynamic handling, says Renault.
The car’s styling is said to take inspiration from the Twin’Run concept of 2013, with the clearest indication of this being a set of exterior stripes. To emphasise its sporting credentials, the GT gets 17in alloy wheels and a twin-exit exhaust system.
It comes in a choice of four colours: Lunar Grey, Diamond Black, Crystal White and an orange that is unique to the model. Other features include Renault Sport-badged door sills, aluminium pedals and a metal gearknob.
Twingo Dynamique S
The Twingo Dynamique S is a revised model that replaces the current car with the same name. It slots into the range below the GT priced from £12,205, and gets an 898cc engine in either turbocharged 89bhp or naturally aspirated 69bhp spec mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The quickest Dynamique S, the TCe 90, can hit 62mph in 10.8sec, while the most efficient, the SCe 70, can eke out a claimed 67.3mpg while emitting 95g/km of CO2.
As standard Dynamique S models come with 16in diamond cut alloy wheels and inside, aluminium pedals and part-leather upholstery are included. Buyers can also option in GT bodywork, extra tinted windows, automatic lights and wipers and parking sensors.