Renault Twin'Run conceptWed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700
The Renault Twin'Run concept, unveiled during the weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, is the sibling of the Twin'Z collaboration with Ross Lovegrove. Together they fulfill the ‘Play' stage of Renault's ongoing concept car lifecycle.
While its overall form is very similar to the Twin'Z's (apologies for awkward punctuation on Renault's behalf), previewing the next-generation, rear-engined Twingo, the ‘Run is altogether racier than the more pragmatic – if no less flamboyant – ‘Z.
Spiritually linked to other mid-engined Renault pocket rockets such as the 5 Turbo and Clio V6, the Twin'Run adds carbon fiber arch extensions on top of the already exaggerated fenders highlighted by the orange blister graphics, a comedic rear wing and squarecular driving lamp pods to the Fiat 500-esque silhouette and now-familiar Renault face.
"Twin'Run embodies the mad genius Renault has been known for over the decades, to the delight of motor sports enthusiasts. No one has forgotten the R5 Turbo and the Clio V6. Twin'Run is the true heir of those racing cars that had so much appeal," says Axel Breun, Head of Concept Car Design.
It measures 3,680mm in length, is 1,750mm wide (1,970 mm with door mirrors) and 1,493mm high.
Inside it's rather more workmanlike, with a tubular rollcage, a pair of racing seats and a simple, lozenge-shaped IP.
Renault has, once again, supplied a list of all those involved in the project:
– Axel Breun (Director, concept car design)
– Philippe Ponceau (project leader)
– Csaba Wittinger (exterior design)
– Laurent Negroni (interior design)
– Nathalie Granger (colours and materials)
– Nicolas Merlhiot (graphics)
First Sight: Twin’Z: Renault x Ross Lovegrove