The RB7 is a special edition of the Twingo RS designed in honor of Red Bull RB7 Formula 1 car, which is a double world champion.
Main features include Cup chassis, black 17-inch Gana wheels, R.S. Monitor (on-board telemetry system), Renault Sport chequered-pattern roof decal, as well as the optional R.S. Monitor is a fun, practical system which takes its inspiration from the telemetry systems seen in motorsport. Engine-wise it gets feisty 1.6 16V engine delivers 133 horsepower (98kW) at 6,750rpm and peak torque of 160Nm at 4,400rpm, yet its CO2 emissions and combined-cycle fuel consumption are a reasonable 150g/km and 6.5 litres/100km respectively.
The car will only be offered in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium/Luxemburg, Japan, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Switzerland.
Details in Renault press release:
Stunning exterior and interior looks
Twingo R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 features the design cues of Renault Sport’s other sporty models, including forceful front-end styling and a large, vertically-mounted logo set to a black background which illustrates the brand’s new visual identity. The front bumper incorporates a Formula 1-style blade which takes its inspiration from Formula 1; while the sporty feel of the rear end is accentuated by the bigger wheel arches, lip spoiler and diffuser. In addition to these features which are specific to the R.S. version of Twingo, the Pearlescent Black body colour contrasts with several details picked out in Sirius Yellow (F1-style blade, door mirror housings, lip spoiler) to highlight the sporty calling of the Red Bull Racing RB7 limited-edition version. Its appeal is further enhanced by the Renault Sport chequered-pattern roof decal and door decals in the colours of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team.
Like Twingo R.S., the interior features yellow stitching for the steering wheel, seats and dash cowling, plus gloss black inserts for the dashboard and audio console. Gloss black has also been used for the rev-counter housing and side air vents. The new First audio system and R.S. Monitor are standard fitments.
The exclusivity of this limited edition version is reinforced by a numbered “FIA 2011 World Champion” plaque and a Renault Sport logo inlay for the gear lever knob.
Like its Clio R.S. counterpart, the limited edition Red Bull Racing RB7 version of Twingo R.S. showcases the transfer of skills that operates between Renault’s expertise in Formula 1 (Renault provides power for Red Bull Racing, Lotus F1 Team, Caterham F1 Team and Williams F1 Team in the 2012 championship) and the brand’s road cars. A similar limited-edition version of M?gane R.S. will also be available soon.
Twingo R.S. – background information
Since its launch in the second half of 2008, Twingo R.S. has been manufactured in Novo mesto, Slovenia, and is today marketed on three continents, namely Europe, Asia and Africa. Developed by Renault Sport Technologies, Twingo R.S. stands out as a benchmark in the hot hatch segment. Again since its launch, it has been one of Europe’s three best-selling High Performance A-segment cars, with a segment share of almost 50 per cent in France. To date, more than 12,000 Twingo R.S.s have been manufactured and sold in some 20 countries. Evolutions introduced since its launch include the arrival of a new version featuring a sporty take on Renault’s new visual identity in February 2012. The range was also expanded with the addition of Gordini R.S. versions in February 2010 and spring 2012 to add a chic, switched-on touch to the Twingo R.S. line-up.