Renault launches Twingo rally vehicle

Renault has launched two new Twingo-based rally cars, created for competing in lower formulas from the sport.

The Twingo Renaultsport R1 is basically a typical 133 Cup Twingo production vehicle fitted with extra security features together with a roll cage and 2 protective tubes screwed towards the body covering.

The R1 can compete in most regional, national and worldwide rallies and it has been created for individuals operating on low budgets. Its engine and gear box are like the road car’s, using the only modification becoming an ECU that provides more torque at lower revs.

The Twingo Renaultsport R2 is a lot more competition-focused compared to R1 and also the road vehicle. Its 1.6-litre engine continues to be tuned to create 158bhp, 37bhp greater than in the production guise. There’s 118lb foot of torque, too, and also the engine is mated to some five-speed consecutive gear box. A ZF limited-slip differential also features.

Other additions include bump and rebound-adjustable shocks to look after different driving styles and scenarios. The brakes are upgraded 280mm ventilated dvds in front, with 240mm solid dvds behind.

The covering continues to be strengthened to conform using the FIA’s Group R rules. Styling changes incorporate a wider front air intake, sculpted side sills and extended front and back arches. The inside has additionally been stripped to shed extra pounds.

The R2 upgrades is going to be offered by April like a special package beginning from 27,990 euros (£25,350), excluding tyres. Individuals purchasing the package is going to be offered the opportunity to purchase the standard production vehicle for any special cost.

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