Top Gear: “Renault’s given us a mid-engined tribute to the R5 Turbo and Clio V6. Just a concept, it only serves to preview what the next Twingo will look like, but lordy it’s cool.
Called the Twin’Run, it was bolted together by a French motorsport chassis tuner, and features a spaceframe with composite bodywork on top, and a Mégane Trophy V6 in the middle. As in an actual 3.5-litre, 320hp engine from the manufacturer’s one-make racing series.”
So, this proper hooligan tool picks up where the R5 Turbo and Clio V6 left off. With almost triple the amount of power, it will be much much better than the very, very disapointing — but equally kawaii — Abarth 500 Esseesse. The Twin’Run ran its first laps at Monte Carlo during practice for last Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, with RenaultSport’s boss behind the wheel.
The promo video is well, er… French. Call it Eurotrash or Eurocrash, I was amused to learn the music is from a DJ called ‘Birdy Nam Nam’. I wonder if the model in the R5 is meant to look like a man in drags — in reference to the villainous lady in the red R5 Turbo from Never Say Never Again ?