Renault launches entry-level Gordini

Renault is hoping to take advantage of the growing popularity of its resurgent Gordini badge by launching a more affordable version of the Twingo.

Unlike the powerful Renaultsport models, the Twingo Gordini 100 features a 99bhp 1.2TCe engine capable of 49mpg.

The new car is a replacement for the GT variant and is distinguished from the rest of the range by its trademark racing stripes and 'G' badging.

The Gordini theme continues inside with a bespoke trim level which includes logo embossed seats, gloss black centre console and blue-background instrumentation.

Despite being significantly cheaper than the Renaultsport versions, the 100 still sits at the more expensive end of the lineup and therefore receives a decent amount of kit, such as air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and 15-inch Turini alloys.

The Twingo also inherits the GT chassis, which means it benefits from stiffer shock absorbers and quicker steering.

The reintroduction of the Gordini badge has proved something of a success for Renault - two-thirds of Renaultsport Twingos and one-third of Clios are now bought in the halo spec.

The manufacturer will be hoping for similar performance from its new entry level option. The Twingo Gordini 100 is avaliable to order now from £11,395.
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