We wouldn't blame you if you never heard of it, but the Renault Wind was, in areas it was available, one of the more intriguing affordable convertibles on the market. It was based on the Twingo, but shared a couple of vital attributes with the Ferrari 575 Superamerica. One, of course, was the innovative Leonardo Fioravanti-designed flip-top roof. The other was its limited production numbers. But while Ferrari restricted production of the Maranello-based roadster, Renault had apparently hoped mor
Imagine the car that most accurately approximates the spirit of rock music. A Dodge Challenger with a Hemi under the hood? A Ford F-150? Maybe an old Lincoln? How about a Renault Wind? Well, maybe not, but the French automaker is, at least, the one that has teamed up with Gibson for a pair of unique creations.
Renault will peel away the curtain on its Gordini version of its diminutive Wind roadster at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The Wind Gordini, though technically a performance version of Renault's subcompact roadster, is expected to be powered by the automaker's fuel-efficient 1.6-liter gasoline engine that cranks out 131 horsepower.
2011 Renault Wind – click above for high-res image gallery
2011 Renault Wind – Click above for high-res image gallery