TwinRun before the introduction of the concept of this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, French car maker Renault has announced not only to the next Twingo could look for and in what step of performance models of the company going in the future. That concept continues the tradition of electric Twinz concepts presented in April, but as the Twinz served as inspiration for city cars, TwinRun was made in order to continue the spirit of the legendary racing models by companies such as 5 Turbo and Clio V6. TwinRun powered 3.5L V6 engine taken from the Megane Trophy, and his power is as high as 316 hp at 6,800 rpm and 379 Nm of torque at 4,850 RPM. The engine is placed in the middle, and the power is transferred to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Renault says that the little guy is able to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 4.5 seconds and deliver a top speed of 250 km / h. Curb weight of only 950 kg thanks to the use of carbon greatly.
Renault concept TwinRun design
As we mentioned at the beginning of the text, this concept has announced that the next Renault Twingo might look like. New Twingo is expected to be available mid next year, but until TwinRun concept provides three-door is expected to Twingo will be available only in five-door version. While Renault has not released interior pictures, French giant says he’s done combined race cars without electronics and sports cars. However, TwinRun provides electronics equipment such as a small LCD monitor, which informs the driver about the speed and pressure of oil on the clutch and engine. Presented during the Monaco TwinRun is driven by Carlos Tavares Renault’s engineers in the company of rally legend Jean Ragnotti, who was at the wheel of Renault Maxi 5 Turbo.
Renault concept TwinRun engine
It is difficult to expect that similar engine could be found in mass production, so it will probably Twingo again offers a series 1.2L petrol engines and 1.5L diesel engine and 1.6L engine in the RS sports version. However, Renault has shown us the possibilities when profit, consumption and cost are not the main plan .