Prices for the Renault Twingo Renaultsport 133 will start at £13,565, when it goes on sale on April 2.
The face-lifted version of Renault’s smallest hot hatch costs £605 more than the model it replaces. Like the rest of the 2012 Twingo range, the Renaultsport model has updated styling, with new-look front and rear ends. Renaultsport touches include gloss black rear spoiler, door mirrors and F1-influenced front blade, although these can be upgraded to ‘Anthracite Style’ grey as a £150 option.
The 2012 Twingo Renaultsport uses the same 131bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine as the previous model. Performance figures remain the same; the official 0-62mph figure is 8.7 seconds, while top speed is 125mph.
CO2 emissions have been reduced from 155g/km to 150g/km, while average fuel economy has increased from 42.2mpg to 43.5mpg.
The new Twingo Renaultsport now comes with Bluetooth, cruise control with speed-limiter and Electronic Stability Control as standard, as well as tinted rear windows.
A Cup chassis is a £700 option - this includes a lower ride height, stiffer suspension and gloss black or Anthracite 17-inch alloy wheels as standard.
A cheaper Cup model - with the Cup chassis, but less standard kit than the current car - is likely to be added to the range later in 2012.
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