Twingo Renault Sport Pocket Rocket, Now With 133 HP And Awesome Pedals

The latest sporty Renault to hatch is the Twingo Renault Sport. The newest Twingo RS gets a whopping 33 HP boost from the most potent Twingo RS of yore, up to 133 HP and 117 lb-ft of torque from its 1.6 liter, 16-valve four. Combined with a 60mm wider track, 10mm lower stance, a set of stiffer springs and some bigger… » 8/25/08 10:40am 8/25/08 10:40am

Renault Twingo Sport Debuts At Geneva Motor Show

What better way to show off your sporty new hatch than to place it next to a new formula one car? The new Twingo Renault Sport model bowed will bow with the latest F1 car from Renault at the Geneva Motor Show in March. This Twingo gets a new 1.6L engine good for 133 horsepower, sporty five-spoke wheels and a specially… » 1/31/08 2:15pm 1/31/08 2:15pm

World's Most Difficult-to-Explain World Record has a New Record

Whatever happened to the World's Tallest Man or the World's Longest Female Beard? English Stuntman Terry Grant has just set a new record for spinning a car through the tightest gap. Basically, he performed a J-turn - -where you speed in reverse, yank on the handbrake while simultaneously spinning the steering wheel… » 1/16/08 10:30am 1/16/08 10:30am

A Jalopnik Contemplates Europe: Car-Related Ramblings from the Depths…

England is car hell. Let's forget about the expensively obvious for a moment (insane taxes, equally insane gas prices, doubly insane speed cameras on every corner and under your bed) and the plain daf (Clarkson thinks the Jaguar XK is cooler than the upcoming Dodge Challenger) and look at the cars themselves. They… » 1/04/07 11:05am 1/04/07 11:05am

Wingo, Twingo, Sweet Poontingo: New Renault Concept

Like linguistic differences among cultures, the new Twingo Concept, which foreshadow the successor to the current Twingo, haven't quite made the leap forward to the US. And why not, we ask? Especially since the concept marks the expansion of the Renault line-up into a whole new area for the Carlos Ghosn-led French… » 9/28/06 9:30am 9/28/06 9:30am