ACURA Sport Car | Renault Twingo GT

The Renault Twingo was the metropolis machine that dared to hold out dissimilar when it was launched inwards 2014.

With its nurture engine, cute looks in addition to spacious interior, it’s been a quirky choice e'er since. However, upwards until now, the i matter it’s lacked is Va Va Voom.

The Twingo GT is Renault’s endeavor at remedying this situation, in addition to it most succeeds. More warm than hot, the add-on of a tuned version of the 998cc three-cylinder engine gives it an extra 20bhp (up from 89 to 109).

Apparently Renault Sport wasn’t able to mash a bigger engine beneath the nurture bundle shelf, in addition to so at that topographic point was no choice but to extract every bit much ability every bit possible from the existing unit. The solely other alternative was to sacrifice the nurture seats Renault five Turbo style, which would receive got dented the Twingo’s metropolis machine credentials somewhat.

The ability boost may non audio much, but the GT directly feels faster, accelerating to 62mph inwards 9.6 seconds in addition to topping out at 113mph. Sounding much sportier than its regular stablemates, the turbo boost kicks inwards at some 2,000rpm in addition to enthusiastic drivers volition trigger the rev limiter every bit they spin through the gears.

That said, the GT is definitely to a greater extent than fun – non simply inwards a direct line, but from a treatment betoken of view. It feels to a greater extent than planted, though some may uncovering the ride a piddling on the theatre side.

Renault Sport hasn’t simply boosted the horses – the suspension, steering in addition to gear ratios receive got been tweaked too, spell the ride meridian is 20mm lower.

The Twingo GT looks dissimilar too. There’s a choice of 4 colours, including Lunaire Grey, Profond Black in addition to Glacier White, but we’d become for Piment Orange combined amongst orangish bring down details inwards the cabin, Renault Sport-badged door sills in addition to aluminium pedals.

Perhaps the easiest means to distinguish the GT is the air intake on the left nurture wing, twin exhausts in addition to go-faster decals.

Apart from its enhanced functioning in addition to sharper handling, the GT benefits from all the advantages of the to a greater extent than basic car.

There’s a surprising sum of infinite upwards front end in addition to inwards the nurture for adults – it’s also comfortable, good equipped in addition to fully connected.

The boot shelf is a piddling higher than most of its competitors because the engine is slung below, but there’s nevertheless infinite (180 litres) for shopping or a yoke of weekend cases.

However, don’t become expecting whatsoever cheeky stowaway infinite nether the bonnet, every bit you lot mightiness traditionally hold back inwards rear-engined cars – there’s no room there, simply access to the battery, coolant in addition to windscreen washer reservoirs.

The nurture seats crimp apartment 50/50 in addition to the front end rider topographic point folds downwards every bit good for extra luggage space. The residual of the interior is nicely set out in addition to good topographic point together amongst some funky touches, echoing the exterior.

The Twingo’s political party fox is also intact – it remains i of the most manoeuvrable  city cars on the marketplace amongst a remarkable turning circle of 8.59 metres.

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