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Renault Twin’Run gets 316bhp & pays homage to the Renault 5 Turbo

Fri, 24 May 2013

The Twin’Run is an extreme version of the next Twingo and manages to pay homage to the old Renault 5, with a thumping great V6 bolted in the middle and pumping out 316bhp and 280lb/ft of torque, enough to get to 62mph in 4.5 seconds and on to 155mph.

The Nissan-sourced V6 gets mated to a SADEV six-speed sequential gearbox and comes with a limited slip diff to stop the tyres burning off when the going gets brisk.

As well as endowing the Twin’Run with lots of power, Renault has also kept weight down to 950kg by using a tubular chassis, glass-polyester composite for the bodywork, lumps of carbon fibre and not a hugely laden interior.

Cosmetically, the Twin’Run features a blue and red paint job with thick, outlined red graphics on a blue background, reds and black grill, big back wing and a ’5′ on the doors as tribute to the Renault 5 Turbo.

Not quite stripped out for racing – although not far off – the interior of the Twin’run gets Sparco seats with racing harnesses, motorsport steering wheel, black and red Alcantara for the dash and door panels and a racing handbrake on the dash.

If only we believed Renault were actually planning to create a production version of the 2014 Twingo with a similar spec.

By Cars UK