Renault Wind Roadster Gets Gordini Treatment, Cheaper Entry Level Model
Renault’s Wind Roadster has got a new new Gordini flagship in time for the summer. And at the other end of the range there’s a price reduction of £2,215.
Unlike the stripped out and tuned Gordinis of old, these days the signature Malta Blue bodywork with offset white racing stripes signify nothing other than a few cosmetic additions to Renaults. So the Twingo-based Wind Roadster in Gordini form comes with white door mirrors, grille trim and cowls, 17 inch alloy wheels with a polished face and gloss black inserts. But no mechanical mods, so the engines are the standard four cylinder 1.2 or 1.6 litre petrols which come with 100PS and 133PS respectively. The smaller engine covers 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds on the way to 118mph, with fuel consumption of 44.8mpg and and CO2 levels of 145g/km; the larger engine does 0-62mph in 9.2 seconds, has a 125mph top speed, achieves 40.9mpg and emits 160g/km of CO2.
The Wind Roadster is the third current Renault to get the Gordini treament after the Twingo and Clio. Inside it gets blue and dark grey leather seats with embossed Gordini logo, a numbered Gordini plaque (1-200), satin chrome effect gearknob with blue Gordini badge and blue gearstick surround. You’ll also find Bluetooth connectivity, climate control, multi-functional TunePoint for USB connections and a Thatcham category 1 alarm.
Options include a Renaultsport exhaust for £450 (1.6 only); or blue inserts for the wheels and a wind deflector for £200. If you don’t want the blue bodywork, Pearl Black and Glacier White are no cost options. White versions come with chrome effect bodywork detailing.
The Wind Roadster Gordini costs £15,195 for the 1.2, £16,095 for the 1.6.
At the other end of the range the list prices of the Dynamique and GT Line models have been reduced, making the entry-level Dynamique 1.2 version now just £12,995.