Renault Twin'Run: Full Photos and Specs [Photo Gallery]
The car is the size of a Fiat 500, yet they've managed to fit a mid-mounted V6 3.5-liter engine borrowed from the Megane Trophy. This makes 320 PS (316 bhp) at 6,800 rpm and a peak torque of 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) at 4,850 rpm.
Power is delivered through a sequential gearbox to the chunky rear tires, so the Twin'Run has no trouble reaching 100 km/h in 4.5 sounds and toping out at a staggering 155 mph (250 km/h).
The car only weighs 950 kg (2,094 lbs), because it's actually a race car made from tubular steel and carbon fiber. It also sits pretty on some 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin 205/40 front and 245/35 rear tires.
Great stopping is guaranteed by six-piston calipers for the front wheels and four-piston calipers for the rear axle, tugging away the speed by grabbing large disks..
Since this concept is production-bound, the proportions are crucial. Twin'Run is 3680mm long, 1750mm wide and 1493mm tall, which makes it basically the same as a Fiat 500... only not retro.
“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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