Cut-price Renaultsport Twingo revealedNew 133 Cup version is £700 less than the original

01 October 2009

New Twingo Cup has a lower asking price

New Twingo Cup has a lower asking price

Renault has announced a Renaultsport 133 Cup version of its Twingo city car - a cut-price alternative to the regular Renaultsport model.

Like the Clio 200 Renaultsport Cup, the Twingo Cup uses more aggressive chassis settings, but comes with less standard equipment and a lower asking price. Removing the automatic lights and wipers, air conditioning, extra-tinted rear windows and individual sliding rear seats (replaced by a one-piece bench) has allowed the savings, but also contributes a 10kg weight reduction.

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Cup chassis as standard

This will further help the handling, already enhanced by the Cup chassis package. The Cup package, which comprises a 4mm ride height reduction, retuned springs and dampers and 17-inch anthracite alloy wheels, is a £650 option on the regular Twingo Renaultsport; here it is included for free.

Given the £11,795 asking price - £700 less than the standard Renaultsport Twingo - this £1,350 saving adds up to quite the little performance bargain for enthusiastic drivers. Assuming you can live without air con. These cars are brilliant to drive, with huge grip levels and an infectious character.

The 133 part of the Renaultsport Twingo’s model name refers to the power output in European PS (131bhp), produced by a specially modified version of Renault’s long-serving 1.6-litre petrol engine. This powers the Twingo from 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 125mph.

Black and White

Also new for all models in the Twingo Renaultsport range is a Black and White options pack - white paint with gloss black detailing - yours for £150. Combine with new £175 gloss black alloy wheel finish for the complete look pictured here.

The Renault Twingo Renaultsport 133 Cup is on sale now, with first deliveries expected in November.


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