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August 28, 2008
To satisfy the most demanding driving enthusiasts, Twingo Renault Sport is also available with a Cup chassis. This chassis is available with 17-inch Dark Anthracite alloys wheels and, in France, a rear bench seat (which can be removed or folded), all of which generates a weight saving of 17kg.
Twingo Renault Sport also premieres a new Renault Sport body colour which recalls that of Twingo Concept: Altica Grey. Three other metallic paint finishes are available (Pearlescent Black, Extreme Blue, Platine Grey), plus one non-metallic finish (Vif Red).
A hot hatch for everybody’s taste
From launch, Twingo Renault Sport will be available with a wide range of options to suit every customer’s taste. Renault Sport graphics can be applied to the front quarter panels, the rear bumper and can even to the key housing. Inspired by the chequered flag design, these dynamic graphics evoke the world of motor sport. The newcomer also features latest-generation communications technology: hands-free Bluetooth telephone controls and an audio connection box which permits drivers to connect an MP3 player or iPod® in total safety.
Renault Sport Experience, socially responsible driver training…
With its sharp looks, punchy engine and capable chassis, there’s no doubting Twingo Renault Sport’s fun-to-drive, sporty character. Competitive pricing (€15,601 in France) means that the car will be the entry point to the Renault Sport range for a new group of customers. Our predictions indicate that nearly half of potential buyers are under 30 years of age. To support these customers buying their first hot hatch, Renault Sport is offering every client in several European markets a service that is completely unique in this segment: the Renault Sport Experience. Highly-trained instructors will train Twingo Renault Sport drivers in safe driving techniques (position of hands on the steeringwheel, driving lines, braking, management of the ABS and ESP, etc.).
The Renault Sport Experience is endorsed by Romain Grosjean. He proves that it’s possible to be young and passionate about sports driving while remaining socially responsible, both on track and on the road.
(August 22, 2008)