Brabus in French

Cologne, 7 June 2016

One could already guess's as smart recently introduced the forfour Brabus: now comes a similar strong variation of technique Gemini Renault Twingo. You is called GT and has a small, but crucial difference to the Brabus.

Volcanic painting

Visually, the Renault focuses on the study of twin Twingo GT'run, which 2013 pre-empted the optics of the new Twingo. External recognition signs of GT are the 17-inch wheels, an additional air intake on the left side and double exhaust pipes. To get a lowering and two longitudinal stripes on the roof. Especially striking is the exclusive GT color "Magma Orange", but also grey, black and white are available. Inside, there is orange decor elements, special door scuff plates and metal on the pedals and the gear knob.

Switching instead turned on

So that brings us to the difference to the smart Brabus forfour. While this uses a dual-clutch transmission, it leaves Renault at a manual switching. It reaches for the 110 HP and 170 nm of the Twingo GT. Turbo three-cylinder with 898 CC is based on the 90-Horsepower unit, changed the intake tract and motor control. The gear ratios is also modified. The same applies to the suspension and the calibration of the ESP. The package is rounded off by a steering system with variable translation. Still, Renault do not call performance. Here, a look at the Brabus-brother helps: with 109 PS he creates 180 km/h and reached at 10.5 seconds rate 100. As a result of the transmission, the Twingo GT should come under ten seconds.

Start in autumn 2016

For the price we expect clear less than 20,000 euros. More accurate is there in autumn 2016, when the Twingo GT on the market. The small force Meier in late June at the Festival of speed in the UK Goodwood will make his public debut. (rh)