Renault has released the pricing info for its limited edition Twingo Gordini 133 – and exclusivity clearly comes at a cost.
The Renault Twingo Gordini 133 is a special edition version of the regular Twingo 133 Renaultsport. It uses the same 133bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, and has the same sporty handling and chassis set-up.
The difference comes with the extra level of equipment and some unique bodystyling details, designed to make the Gordini really stand out. Just 200 units will be sold in the UK.
On the outside, the Renault Twingo Gordini 133 comes as standard in ‘Malta Blue’ metallic with twin white racing stripes, gloss black bumper inserts and white bodywork highlights. The special Gordini 17-inch alloy wheels have polished spokes with a black inner lip.
On the inside, Renaultsport seats are finished in grey leather with embossed Gordini logos and blue details. There is more blue on the door panels, rev-counter pod, gearlever gaiter and Gordini-badged gearknob. Even the leather steering wheel is blue and grey, with the centre line marked by two white stripes.
A plate confirming the edition number finishes the unique interior appointments. Extra equipment over the ordinary Twingo 133 Renaultsport includes climate control, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, speed limiter, Bluetooth, upgraded stereo with iPod connector and darker rear window tints.
Options include Pearl Black paint in place of the Malta Blue, a Cup chassis (lower ride height, stiffer springs and dampers – giving more grip and even faster cornering), curtain airbags, electric panoramic sunroof, and blue rim finish for the alloys (as pictured here).
The price you pay…
All of this comes at a cost of £14,500 – making the Renault Twingo Gordini 133 £1,738 more expensive than the regular Renaultsport version (and £2,453 more than the stripped-out Twingo Renaultsport 133 Cup).
That’s a lot of money for a Twingo, but the Renaultsport versions are great fun and the Gordini badge should ensure strong demand for the few available.
The hot Twingo goes on sale next month, and first deliveries are expected in June.
Other Gordini-badged Renaults are scheduled to appear later this year, recognising the combination’s famous racing history, and adding extra luxury to the Renaultsport brand.
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