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August 29th, 2008
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ON-TRACK FOR FREE

All retail customers who place an order for a Twingo Renaultsport 133 within the first 133 days of ordering opening will receive a voucher for a free place on a Renaultsport trackday in 2009 with driver tuition at either Brands Hatch, Oulton Park or Bedford Autodrome.  Highly-trained instructors will give Twingo Renaultsport owners tuition in safe driving techniques, with subjects covered including driving lines, braking, grip and management of the ABS and ESP systems.

Twingo Renaultsport customers will be welcomed into the Renaultsport fraternity.  Owners can continue to try their car on-track at Renaultsport trackdays including Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park and Bedford Autodrome, and even abroad with days arranged at Spa-Francorchamps.  At each event, owners receive tuition and can experience other models in the Renaultsport range.

Through the lively Community section of the Renaultsport.co.uk website, Twingo Renaultsport owners will also be able to take part in competitions to attend race events and factory visits.

TWINGO RENAULTSPORT 133
SPORTY LOOKS DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE

Compact proportions and sharp styling echo the Twingo Concept show car which was a star of the 2006 Paris Motor Show. Twingo’s distinctive looks have been made even more athletic thanks to the newcomer's specific bumpers, wider front and rear wings, sculpted side skirts and aerodynamic spoiler which all point to the car’s sporting pedigree. Inside, the cabin has been tailored for focused sports driving, with a number of details that are unique to this model: Renaultsport designed seats with enhanced lateral support, aluminium pedal facings, a Renaultsport leather steering wheel and rev counter with an integrated gearchange light. A customisation programme is also available, allowing buyers to adapt their new car to their personal taste and needs. Exterior and interior Renaultsport accessories are available, along with a multimedia connection point.

Power and poise
Twingo Renaultsport’s compact proportions and sharp styling embody its fun-to-drive, sporty nature and are reminiscent of the Twingo Concept show car. Additional cooling for the 133hp naturally-aspirated 1.6 litre 16V engine is provided by a wide Renaultsport air-intake grille in the front bumper. The sculpted side sills, coupled with wider front and rear wings, underline Twingo Renaultsport’s assertive pedigree and character. At the rear, the chromed exhaust tail pipe emerges through a two-tone bumper. The foglamp surrounds, exterior mirror housings, 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels and aerodynamic spoiler all sport the same shade of anthracite grey. Renaultsport badging can be added to the flanks or rear bumper. Like the chequered flag graphics, these designs echo the world of motor sport.

Twingo Renaultsport 133 is fitted with generously-proportioned Continental Sport Contact3 tyres (195/45 R16 or 195/40 R17) mounted on aluminium alloy wheels. They house substantial brake discs and callipers which provide powerful, durable braking performance. Twingo Renaultsport 133 also introduces a new colour to the Renaultsport range, with the new Mirage Grey once again echoing Twingo Concept. Three other metallic shades are available (Deep Black, Extreme Blue and Mercury), in addition to the non-metallic Capsicum Red.

Sports styling inside
The ergonomic driving position conjures up the world of racing with features that are centred firmly on the driver: aluminium pedal facings, and a four-spoke perforated leather Renaultsport steering wheel with dark charcoal stitching and a thicker rim. For added comfort, it gives the driver's hands perfect grip in the 'ten-to-two' position. The rev-counter is located directly behind the steering wheel, echoing racing car design: employing a specific typeface, the numbers grow in size as the needle approaches the red line at 7,000rpm. Just like in the cockpit of the ING Renault F1 Team’s R28 Formula 1 car, the rev-counter features a gear change alert to warn the driver as the engine approaches maximum revs.

The dark charcoal interior trim neatly expresses sporting performance. Offering additional lateral support and outstanding comfort, the specific Renaultsport seats allow the driver to feel at one with the car. The colour of the Blood Orange safety belts matches the contrasting stitching of the upholstery.

As with all cars developed by Renault Sport Technologies, the Renaultsport logo can be found inside the cabin, on the rev-counter, door sills and front seats. Outside, the badge features on the rear hatch.

A hot hatch for everybody’s taste
From launch, Twingo Renaultsport 133 will be available with a wide range of options to cover the different tastes of every customer. Renaultsport graphics can be applied to the sides, rear bumper and can even be carried over to the ignition key. Several graphics are available, namely 'Grey Shadows', 'Chess' and 'Renaultsport Chequers'. Like the rest of the Twingo range, the newcomer places significant emphasis on communications technologies and is available with hands-free Bluetooth telephone controls, and a multifunctional ‘TunePoint’ which allows personal MP3 or iPod® players to be connected in total safety.

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