Thursday, January 21, 2010

Renault Twingo CC: Sporty Two-Seater Speedster Spied

The auto industry might be in a slump lately, but there are still plenty of new cars being readied for launch in 2010. This pint-size speedster is the Renault Twingo CC and it is aimed at the likes of the Opel Tigra and Peugeot 207 Coupe-Cabriolet. The drop-top variant of the new Twingo will be equipped with a one-piece retractable hardtop that stows away in the rear luggage compartment. It remains to be seen if the top will rotate (like the Ferrari 575 M Superamerica) or if it will slide to the back as recently reported in French media.

The heavy camouflaged prototype leaves a lot to the imagination when it comes to the Twingo CC's exterior appearance, but sources suggest that it will be more radical in design than any of its competitors.

Under the bonnet, buyers will most likely be offered two options including Renault's 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine tweaked to deliver a little over 100HP along with the Twingo RS' naturally aspirated 1.6-liter gasoline engine that produces 133 horsepower at 6,750rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4,400rpm.

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