Ask your partner, your friends, even your cat about the Twingo’s appearance and you’ll see a few negative emotions show up. So, the world thinks the Twingo is ugly. Well, we don’t agree. At least not entirely.
The lines of the vehicle’s front end really managed to push a few buttons in our heads. The front fascia seems to have been inspired from the lines of a medieval metal armor. Thus, every time we look the Twingo in its headlight, we thing about a knight looking through its visor before a battle.
We also liked the design of the door handles (your fingers will pay a high price for this, but we won’t talk about this in the current chapter) and the fact that the designers’ pledge for originality can be seen all around the vehicle. Come with us a little closer, let’s take a look from the side. See that winding line of the rear hatch? This is one of the reasons for which we appreciate the thing.
The vehicle we tested was a little deceiver, as it waved a set of racing decals that included Renault Sport inscriptions on its sides. Go 75 hp, go! The same goes for its rims. Yes, it did use a set of clean-style lightweight alloys, but the 65 part in its 175/65 R14 tires was anything but sporty. You don’t have to be a car guy to know that the high sidewalls will be your enemies through the corners, you can tell that just by looking at the car.
However, the rear end of the vehicle is nothing short of boring. The bumper is an element that protects the car in case of a low speed impact, the taillights allow others to see that you exist and announce your driving intentions and the hatch keeps the luggage from falling out of the car and the wind from coming in. That’s all. Not one extra synapse was used by the designers.
Even though it’s a small car, the Twingo doesn’t look adorable. Most people call it ugly, but we really like the originality of its front fascia (no, not Lady Gaga original but good original) - We’ll call this its aerodynamic armor. We also enjoy the fact that it doesn’t come with a tall silhouette that would’ve ruined any effort made by the designers.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
I see... you’re trying to test me, not the car. My... ahem... patience, to be more precise. This is why you brought a Renault. A Twingo. I mean, you could’ve at least tried a little harder and come here with the... ahem... RS version. I heard that those Renaultsport vehicles are actually not Renaults, that they manage to laugh in the face of German hot hatches on tracks and so on. What did you do instead? You took a humble-powered standard Twingo and tried to deceive me by splashing it with those Renault Sport stickers.
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