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Renault unveils limited edition Twingo RS

Could this be the longest car name for a production car?

Renault has revealed today that they are to release a special edition version of the Twingo RS in a linkup with Red Bull Racing. To give the car its full (very long) title, it will be named the Renault Twingo RenaultSport 133 Red Bull Racing RB7. Quite a mouthful.

The Twingo RSRBRRB7 (to give it a slightly more comical name) has a metallic black exterior with Sirius Yellow accents for the front bumper’s ‘F1 Blade’, the wing mirrors and rear spoiler. The roof gets a grey checkered decal and there are some Red Bull Racing graphics on the sides. Inside, the cabin features gloss black accents, yellow contrast stitching and an individually-numbered "FIA 2011 World Champion" plaque on the centre console.

Power comes from a 1.6 litre engine that develops 130 bhp (133 PS hence the name) and 118 lb/ft of torque. The RSRBRRB7 manages decent economy figures for a sporty hatch of 43.4 mpg with CO2 emissions of 150 g/km.

The RSRBRRB7 also gets the Cup chassis (which has stiffer springs and dampers as well as a 4mm reduced ride height) and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Twingo RS RBR RB7 will be available in a variety of markets, and expect a small premium over the standard Twingo RS.

We think it's a shame they didn't share this tie-in with the bank RBS, then it could have been the Twingo RS RBS RBR RB7...

Images courtesy of Renault

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more