Renault unveils Twin’Run Concept, has 316 HP image

Renault has finally pulled the wraps off the Twin’Run Concept, the model which is previewing the future generation of the Twingo.

The future generation of the Renault Twingo is envisioned by many as a modern Renault 5 Turbo but the fact is that the model will be based on the Twin’Run Concept. The vehicle weighs just 950 kg (2, 094 lbs) thanks to the use of a tubular chassis and fiber glass body panels, adding a carbon fiber made front splitter, roof and rear vent. Some of the styling spotted on the Twin’Run will be carried over on the next generation of the Renault Twingo, which is rumored to get a five-door configuration.

The two-seater concept is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine, from the Megane Trophy, which has been mid-mounted, producing a total output of 316 HP (235 kW) at 6,800 rpm and getting a peak torque of 379 Nm (280 lb-ft), available at 4,850 rpm. Power is being sent to the rear-wheel drive through a six-speed sequential transmission and a limited slip differential. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint in the Twin’Run Concept is done in 4.5 seconds and top speed stands at 250 km/h (155 mph). The model is 3,680 mm long, 1,750 mm wide and 1,493 mm tall, having a 43:57 weight distribution.

The Renault Twin’Run Concept has Sparco seats in the cabin, race-spec harnesses, 5.5-inch LCD instrument cluster, sequential handbrake and gear levers, black and red Alcantara like suede on the dashboard and door panels and more. The model is sitting on 18-inch alloy wheels, covering the six-piston calipers front and four-piston rear, wrapped in 205/40 and 245/35 front to rear tires.