Friday, January 8, 2010

enault Twingo RS: Set To Debut At The Geneva Show

During the media presentation of the 2nd generation Twingo in Slovenia, Renault surprised the press by announcing its plans for a top-notch version of the new mini. The French carmaker informed the press that the Twingo RS (Renault Sport) will be officially unveiled at the 78th Geneva Show in March, 2008.

Renault officials were unwilling to disclose any other information, but it’s obvious that the RS will wear a more powerful engine than the Twingo GT which is equipped with a 100Hp 1.2-liter supercharged motor. Rumors have it that the supped up Twingo will receive a normally aspirated 1.6-liter engine with an output of 130Hp, but on the other hand we find it hard to believe that Renault won’t develop a turbocharged engine for the RS which will compete against cars in the mini GTi (Fiat 500 Abarth) and the entry-level supermini GTi (Suzuki Swift Sport) segments. As for appearance, besides the Twingo Concept shown at the 2006 Paris Show, a screen shot from the presentation revealing the lower front end of the RS has circulated in the internet giving us an idea of what to expect. Via: Le blog auto

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