Thursday, January 21, 2010
Renault Adds Back-to-Basics Cup Version to Twingo RS 133HP Range
The Cup version of the Twingo RenaultSport 133 is the latest model to join Renault's UK lineup. While keeping the same 133 horsepower 1.6-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine as its sister model, the Twingo RS Cup does without air conditioning, automatic headlamp and wiper operation, extra tinted rear windows and features a one-piece bench in place of the usual independent sliding rear seats. What it does come equipped with is the Cup chassis pack that is a £650 option on the regular 133.
The Cup chassis lowers the mini's ride height by 4mm and features sportier damper settings and 10 percent stiffer front and rear spring rates while riding on 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with Continental Sport Contact3 195/40 tires. Gloss black finish is available for the Cup 17-inch alloys wheels at £175.
All in all, the Twingo RS 133 Cup is priced at £11,795, or £700 less than the standard version.