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TWIN'RUN RENAULT CONCEPT CAR

Introduced at the 71st Monaco Grand Prix, Twin'Run is an overboosted concept car, celebrating the legendary R5 Turbo and Clio V6. Like its twin Twin'Z, Twin'Run is a modern and playful take on the city car. These two concept cars express the fifth stage in Renault's design strategy based on the major phases of our life. Twin'Run concept previews the styling of Renault’s future city car.

Twin'Run, the hot hatch is back 

Twin'Run is a real racing car, featuring composite glass-polyester bodywork, a tubular chassis lifted directly from motorsport competition and a mid-engine 320-hp V6 engine based on Mégane Trophy.

 

A heir to the infamous R5 Turbo and Clio V6, concept car Twin’Run has a compact, ultra-dynamic body. The wheels set in the far corners, minimal overhang and high waistline underscore the dynamic feel and promise a great drive.

 

The “5” on the doors refers to the R5 Turbo, the emblematic 1980s rally car. A host of details pay homage to this illustrious forerunner, including the design of the headlights and the generous haunches at the back.

 

The four additional, extra-flat headlights with LED technology are a modern-day take on the light racks used in nighttime rally specials. The fully customisable light sequences are controlled by an in-car system. The development of this system was a real challenge as the designers had to provide a powerful light source in a lamp measuring just 25 mm deep.  

 

The Twin’Run concept car previews the styling of Renault’s future city car.


Twin'Run, an overboosted concept car 

Twin’Run is fitted with the V4Y engine from the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which is used on the road for Laguna, Espace and Latitude but also used in competition with Mégane Trophy. Mounted longitudinally ahead of the rear axle centerline, the V6 3,498 cc power plant delivers 320 hp at 6,800 rpm and torque of 380 Nm at 4,850 rpm. The engine is full-bodied and generous from low revs, delivering linear acceleration and providing excellent traction around bends and in acceleration.

 

The V6 is mated to a SADEV six-speed sequential gearbox with limited slip differential, enhancing Twin’Run stability and traction in curves. The twin metallic clutch is also borrowed directly from competition.

 

The air intake vents are positioned at the level of the rear wheel arches. Air extractors in the rear quarter lights help keep the engine cool. The cooling system has received special treatment with polished aluminum pipes set visibly into the cabin floor. The engine is separated from the driving position by a plexiglass panel.