Special edition: Renault Twingo Gordini R.S.

Pete Mait

The French keep their word. Motor manufacturer Renault announced recently that the Gordini name was to be used once more for a new series of hot hatchbacks. And now the moment has arrived, with the unveiling of the Renault Twingo Gordini RS to the motoring public. This small, compact sporty number with many upmarket features goes on sale in March 2010. The Renault Twingo Gordini RS certainly stands out with its shiny Malta Blue paintwork and twin white stripes. This unique race finish was given to the original Renault Gordini rally cars in the 60s. The latest special edition model is based on the Renault Twingo Sport and is powered by a 133bhp 16-valve petrol engine of 1.6-litre displacement.