We're a little tardy in getting to this, but the engine notes will make up for the delay. When Renault revealed the Twin'Run concept at the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix earlier this Summer, it didn't reveal much of the engine note. This was an appalling shame, since the not-road-legal Renault 5 revival had a mid-mounted, race-tuned Nissan V6 that could soar to a practically unsilenced 7,000 rpm.

A few members of the auto journo cabal have corrected that, Top Gear being one of them by including the Twin'Run in its Speed Week festivities. Calling it "deafening, smelly, brilliant," the verdict of Sam Phillip was that it "makes every car on Top Gear's Speed Week... feel as woolly and distant as a tumble-dried sheep." Them's pointed words when "every other car" includes metal like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series.

You'll can check out Top Gear's run around the Charade Circuit in France below. We've also included a longer clip of the Twin'Run doing some dynamic testing (worth it for the 360-degree-stunt alone), and an in-depth piece from Autoweek Holland.









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      ejcrashed
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome, but get rid of those stupid flashing square-thingies.....
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Renault is by far the coolest of the French car brands. Cooler than Bugatti even.
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      sartana
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is the problem with today's automotive video makers that they have to drown out the car sounds with music? Please, let's hear only the car. Keep the music for something else. Thank you.
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      OMG, Jonathon, I don't think those night classes on writing are paying off. Get your money back. PS Cool car, not that we can buy them in the States.
      Bibleverses Bvtouch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbe%2022:24-25&version=NASB