Those old enough to remember the hot Renault 5s of the yesteryear will rejoice at the sight of this little beast, the new Renault Twingo Dynamique S. The range-topping member of the Twingo family comes with a punchy 90 hp TCe 0.9-litre turbo engine.
That microscopic engine is exactly why this car should be a hoot and a half to drive. It’s a busy little unit and although we haven’t heard it yet, we bet it sounds pretty amazing too. Small turbo engines always do.
The 90 hp this powertrain makes is enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 10.8 seconds and a top speed of 103 mph. Those are not terrific figures, but in a car as small as this, that performance is garnished with a lot of thrill. What’s more, the tiny engine mean great fuel economy. No matter what you do with it, you can make the Renault Twingo Dynamique S do less than 60 mpg (UK).
Distinguishing the Dynamique S from ordinary models are a number of sporty features, including aluminium pedal set, red/black part leather upholstery and a red interior touch pack, as well as 16-inch wheels and unique decals and graphics on the exterior.
Despite being the size of a shoe, Renault Twingo Dynamique S is a pretty well-equipped car. It comes with Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Brake Assist and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. You also get LED daytime running lights, front fog lamps, electric heated door mirrors, cruise control, a lane departure warning system, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob, air conditioning and white instrument backlighting.