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Gordini badge returns with Renault Twingo RS

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From November 25 Renault will bring back the Gordini badge for its hot hatchback models by unveiling the new Twingo Gordini RS. Gordini used to be synonymous with motorsport success for Renault. By reviving this name Renault actually wants to use its racing heritage to get an edge over its rivals such as Mini Cooper Works. Gordini cars are distinguished with their French blue paint with white stripes. A few month after the Twingo, a Gordini edition of the Clio RS will be released.

Gordini: Renault’s sporting heritage

Amédée Gordini, who developed almost 200,000 Renault vehicles over a 20-year period, achieved some of the brand’s greatest sporting achievements.

Born in 1899, just about one year after the launch of the very first Renault vehicle, Amédée Gordini demonstrated his mechanical skills from a very young age. After working as a mechanic on singleseaters, his R8 Gordinis finished 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th in the 1964 Tour of Corsica rally. In 1966, the 1300 version heralded the birth of the Gordini Cup. The R8 Gordini delighted lovers of fun driving for a whole decade.

It even featured in French films alongside famous stars, including Romy Schneider, Alain Delon and Lino Ventura, and this small sports sedan was a big hit with the younger generation of drivers. The trend had been set. Gordini became a symbol of success for a whole generation and came to embody a state of mind. The spirit of a triumphant France that shared its successes with everyone.

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Gordini: The fashionable and sporty label of the renault sport range

With its elegant finish and strong design codes, the Gordini label builds on the renowned expertise of Renault Sport, and offers a fresh interpretation of its values.

Renault naturally opted to build on the reputation of Renault Sport Technologies (RST) in order to transform the Gordini legend into a reality. Renault’s sports branch has prolonged the Gordini heritage through its renowned expertise in motor sport and the development of its sports models.

RST is the world’s leading organizer of motor sport events. Since 2005, almost 3 million fans have attended World Series by Renault meetings, the Megane Trophy and Clio Cup races and special events for motor sport enthusiasts. RST is now a leading player in the motor sports sector.

Both in competition and series production, Renault’s sports models, such as the Megane RS, Clio RS and Twingo RS, developed by RST, are acknowledged as figuring amongst the best-performing vehicles in their category.

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