Updated: 12 November.
Gordini – welcome home!
Renault is bringing back the famous French name through its RenaultSport range, starting with the Twingo Gordini RS later this month.
Clio and Megane models are set to follow in 2010.
Taking on other famous reborn identities like Mini’s Cooper and Fiat’s Abarth 500, the Gordini RS range is not about making the hot hatches go any faster, but more about making them stand out.
The white stripes are back, as is the meshed grille, and a wide range of alloy wheels and paint options are set to combine contemporary French flare with a celebration of racing pedigree.
The Gordini name was made famous in the 1950-60s by Amédée Gordini, whose passion and skill for building and tuning racing cars made his name a uniting symbol of French success and triumph.
The Twingo Gordini RS will be officially unveiled in Paris on November 25.
Renault Australia Managing Director, Mr Rudi Koenig, said of plans to bring the Gordini name down under:
"We have a number of actions planned for our Clio RS next year. A Gordini limited edition is one of these but is not scheduled until later next year."
by Tim Beissmann (pic #1 compliments of AutoExpress)