What's Wrong With This Picture: Renault Breaks Wind Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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What can I say, I’m a child. Then again, this 100hp, Renault Twingo-based Wind coupe-convertible is one silly toy. With an 11-second 0-60 time from its 1.2 liter engine, there’s some question of whether the Wind could even outrun a fart. But hey, at least you’ll look cool trying, in an adorable, non-threatening, French kind of way.

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  • Wheely Wheely on Feb 02, 2010

    With those rims, it sure looks like a Hot Wheels fantasy model. Maybe Mattel designed it. Kind of funny that the ad that shows up next to it is for the Dodge Ram 2500/3500, with the huge chrome grill and slotted bumper that looks like it could swallow the lil' Renault whole, squeeze the gas out of it, and drive a mile before it collapses under its own weight.

  • Johnster Johnster on Feb 02, 2010

    If a federalized version of this car meeting U.S. regulations were offered for sale with this level of performance it would have a limited market. If this were offered for sale in the U.S. in a federalized version with performance intact, the market for such a car would be limited, but it would sell. When the Honda CRX first came out, the regular version had a 0 to 60 time of just a hair over ten seconds and the High Gas Mileage 1.3 liter and 1.5 liter HF versions were over twelve. That was acceptable then and would be O.K. now. This Renault certainly performs better and is more attractive than the Smart.

  • Bullnuke It may be awhile before these show up on US shores. The MV Fremantle Highway has just started demo/reconstruction in Rotterdam after the large fire when transporting its last shipment of electric Porsche products.
  • Fie on Fiasler Big, fast and thirsty does not equal good. True luxury is not cobbled together by the UAW.
  • Inside Looking Out I see it as gladiator races - only one survives in virtual world.
  • Crown They need to put the EcoDiesel back in the Grand Cherokee. I have a 2018 and it has been the most reliable vehicle I ever owned. 69,000 miles and only needed tires, and regular oil and fuel filter changes.
  • El scotto Y'all are overthinking this. Find some young hard-charging DA seeking the TV limelight to lock this kid up. Heck, have John Boehner come up from Cincy to help the young DA get his political career going. Better yet, have the young DA spin this as hard as he or she can; I'm the candidate for Law and Order, I defied our go-easy office and leadership to get this identified criminal locked up. Oh this could be spun more than a hyper active kid's top.Now I'd do some consulting work for Little Kings Original Cream Ale and Skyline Chili.