RENAULT is going heritage mad with the announcement that it is extending the Gordini name to a new model.
The new Twingo Gordini 100 effectively replaces the GT, consequently sitting between the Dynamique and RenaultSport 133 models, and is priced at £11,395.
Powered by the 1.2 TCe petrol engine, the Gordini 100 is a extension of Renault’s use of the Gordini name – used earlier this year on Twingo 133 and Clio 200 models.
Badged ‘Gordini Series’, the new Gordini 100 comes with trademark twin stripes, ‘G’ and ‘Gordini Series’ badging, gloss black front and rear bumpers, extra-tinted rear windows and tailgate, and is available in Malta Blue, Pearlescent Black and Glacier White.
Inside features dark carbon cloth seats with embossed Gordini logo and white stitching, blue door trim inserts with white stitching, blue leather-trimmed steering wheel with two white stripes, blue rev-counter and gear knob, and aluminium pedals.
Bluetooth and aux input, air conditioning, 15-inch ‘Turini’ alloy wheels with polished face and black inserts, cruise control, electric windows, speed limiter and independent sliding and folding rear seats, all come as standard on the new car.
Renault say since their arrival across Europe, the Twingo Gordini 133 has accounted for two-thirds of sales and one-third in the case of Clio Gordini 200, while the Twingo Renaultsport’s market share is up by five percentage points in the thirty to forty age group.
The Twingo Gordini 100 is now available to order ahead of deliveries from mid-January 2011, priced £11,395 (based on 20 per cent VAT).