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Renault Twingo Iconic Tops The Renault Range

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We still don’t have the Renault Sport version of the Renault Twingo. For now, what Renault has given us is the “Iconic” special edition that sits atop the French automaker’s Twingo range.

The “Iconic” special addition gets more equipment over more speed, sadly, though those who want more tech will be happy to know that basically all of Renault’s equipment and technology have been thrown in the Iconic.

There’s a lot of upgrades both inside and out. It’s a fairly comprehensive upgrade, anyways, which will only cost about £14,595 for Twingo owners. On the outside, you can choose a unique “mint green” paint and some decals that will make your Twingo stand out from the rest of the pack. The interior, on the other hand, added DAB, heated seat, and satellite navigation, among others.

There are other notable upgrades, of course, such as the fabric-folding sunroof and the automatic headlights and wipers. The headlights and wipers add a touch of elegance to an otherwise very “basic-looking” car. It makes you feel like you’re inside a more high-tech car interior.

For the comfort of the driver and the passengers, Renault also upgraded the seats with crosshatched half-leather upholstery that pairs well with the heated door mists, which helps in getting rid of the pesky early-morning condensation.

When you pay for this as a package, you’ll get a £740 savings. The kit is definitely cheaper than buying a separate lower model with the package as an option.

However, despite having the kit, you’ll still get the very unusual rear-engine and rear-wheel drive setup, as well as the 0.9-liter 3-cylinder that were fitted in the other Twingos. It’s the perfect city car because it’s still good for 90bhp and can go 0 to 60mph in just 10.8 seconds. It’s safe for the environment, too, having been rated with a 100g/kg of CO2 and 65.7mpg.

Top 3 Things Revealed About the Renault Twingo GT

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There was a lot of disappointment when Renault pulled the plug on the production of the Clio RS16. Many already fell in love with the tiny sedan that it can be hard to forget it.

However, the French automaker surely wants to make amends with its fans by releasing an updated version of the Renault Twingo GT. The first Twingo, with rear-wheel drive and rear engine, came out a couple of years ago.

And although this isn’t a full-strength Renault sport car, it is a slightly hotter version of the Clio RS16, as well as the Smart ForFour Brabus.

Here are the key features of the Renault Twingo, based on Autocar:

Powertrain

Under the hood of the Twingo GT, you can find an uprated version of the turbocharged 898cc three-cylinder engine that can produce 108bhp and 125lb ft of torque. To make it more “powerful,” Renault added a revised air intake and new engine mapping. This allows the Twingo GT to give 19bhp and 25 lb ft more than the current one in the market.

The new gearbox ratios improved the Twingo GT’s ability to go 0 to 62 mph in just 9.6 seconds. It has a top speed of 113mph. Renault is boasting that the car’s response time is the best in its class, having the ability to go 5-75mph in less than 9 seconds.

Handling

Handling the Twingo GT is also better compared to the current most powerful model on the roads today. Renault Sport tinkered with Twingo’s chassis settings and variable-ratio steering. It now has a focus on improved agility. The new mapping for the ESP (electronic stability program) allows drivers to handle it better.

Design

Overall, the Twingo GT’s design is similar to the TwinRun concept of 2013. It has a couple of exterior stripes, 17-inch alloy wheels, and twin-exit exhaust system. There are four available colors: Lunar Grey, Diamond Black, Crystal White and an orange that is unique to the model.

Other interesting features of the Twingo GT are: metal gearknob, aluminum pedals, and a RenaultSport-badged door sills.

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