From early 2011, Renault will be selling a new Gordini edition model for those on a budget. It’s the Twingo Gordini 100 and it’s priced at £11,395. It might be based on the 1.2 TCe petrol model with only 100bhp, but it comes in Gordini Blue and has two white stripes all over it, and that’s what you want!
And it might be small and rather cheap, but it will be huge fun to drive, because it’s a Twingo and all Twingos are fun and also it has the Gordini features which are noticeable through gloss black front and rear bumpers, extra-tinted rear windows and tailgate and discreet Gordini Series badging.
And that 1.2 liter turbo engine might be tiny but it does pull well and give the car a top speed of 117 mph. Just as important, it also offers good fuel economy of 49.5 mpg.
The sporty theme continues with its colour palette choice of three – Malta Blue, with white Gordini stripes and matching details (foglight surrounds, door mirrors and rear spoiler), or Pearlescent Black and Glacier White. In the case of the latter, the styling details are picked out in anthracite.
Inside the car is also affected by the Gordini treatment, with dark carbon cloth seats with embossed Gordini logo and white stitching, blue door trim inserts with white stitching and blue leather-trimmed steering wheel with two white stripes, as well as Gordini blue rev-counter and shift knob plus a gloss black centre console and aluminium pedals.
Standard kit on the trendy addition to Renault’s popular city car line-up, includes 4x20W RDS radio with single CD MP3 player, Bluetooth™ and aux input, air conditioning, 15-inch ‘Turini’ alloy wheels with polished face and black inserts, cruise control, electric windows, speed limiter and independent sliding and folding rear seats.
Twingo Gordini 100 can also be ordered with features previously unavailable on GT, including polished alloys with blue inserts and leather upholstery, to be precise, leather-faced Gordini seats with blue detailing. Other options include climate control, metallic paint and electric panoramic sunroof with sunblind. The Gordini stripes on the bonnet, roof and tailgate are a no-cost removable option.