At the 71st Monaco Grand Prix, Renault unveiled its Twin’Run concept car that pays homage to the French automaker’s legendary R5 Turbo and Clio V6.
The Twin’Run race car is built on a tubular chassis and is powered by a mid-engine V6 based on the Megane Trophy race car and features 320 hp. The concept car is similar to its twin, the Twin’Z, and is a modern and playful take on the city car while previewing the future styling direction for the automaker’s city car.
The concept drove its first laps at the Monaco Grand Prix with its Renault CEO, Carlos Tavares, behind the wheel. It was joined by F1 racer Charles Pic in a Clio V6 and Jean Ragnotti in the Maxi 5 Turbo. All three vehicles took to the track to celebrate Renault’s motorsport history.
The 3.5-liter V6 is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox with limited slip differential while the concept car sports a well-balanced 43/57 weight distribution. Plenty of carbon fiber was used on the body to shave weight while the two-box architecture creates lift at high speeds.
“Twin’Run embodies the mad genius Renault has been known for over the decades, to the delight of motor sports enthusiasts. No one has forgotten the R5 Turbo and the Clio V6. Twin’Run is the true heir of those racing cars that had so much appeal,” says Axel Breun, Head of Concept Car Design.
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