Video and photo gallery of Renault Twingo Trophy

Posted on Saturday, 31 October 2009 , 09:10:33 byEmil

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Video and photo gallery of Renault Twingo Trophy

We have to tell you from the beginning that this is not an official Renault project but a tuning model. Still, this Renault Twingo Trophy was clearly inspired from some other projects of the French automaker, like the Renault Clio V6 RS or the Renault Megane Trophy. The Renault Twingo Trophy project was created in collaboration by a French custom car and motorcycle builder named Lazareth. This car is almost as insane as the Ferrari powered Citroen 2CV that was in the center of interest some six months ago.

The Renault Twingo Trophy gets a powertrain which consists of a five speed manual gearbox, a rear wheel drive system and a 3.5 liter V8 engine capable of developing 180 horsepower mounted behind the front seats. The huge V8 engine actually comes from a Range Rover. Practically, this is a first generation Renault Twingo mini that gets its power from an SUV engine mounted in the back instead of the basic front mounted small engine.

Obviously, the huge engine could not have been just mounted directly on the small Renault Twingo, so modifications had to be done. More precisely, the Renault Twingo Trophy has some interesting features including 18 inch Toora alloy wheels with Yokohama slick tires of size 320 at the back and 230 at the front. The chassis had to be modified too. Thus, the French automaker widened the front and rear tracks, added a rear tubular subframe and replaced the suspension and brakes.

Other interesting features include new digital gauges, matte gray exterior paint finish, a sport steering wheel and a pair of Momo sport seats. If you want to get your hands on this extreme creation you will have to pay about 105.000 dollars or the equivalent of 70.000 Euros, according to the official Lazareth website.

You can watch the first video here

You can watch the second video here

You can watch the third video here