The TG Nan Prix
Four of Britain’s least expensive cars. One Stig. No optional extras. Will any survive?
Posted: 08 Apr 2011
Stig is back, hoofing the Twingo across the finish line for a lap time of 1:03.7. Is that fast? No idea. It should be: the Renault is the snarling performance car of the pack. If not exactly turning up with a knife to a fist fight, the Twingo has at least brought a dangerously sharp spoon: its 1.2-litre four-pot packs a potent 75bhp to the piffling 68bhp of each of the other cars. It's also the cheapest. This is the Bizu edition, from Renault's new budget range, which sports precisely no additional kit but lists at just £6,495. Unless you're able to source a pre-registered Perodua Kelisa in resale-crushing brown paint, you won't find a cheaper car on sale today.
Six-and-a-half grand! To get a new, full-size car for that price, complete with wing mirrors and an engine and seats and a warranty and probably half a tank of fuel if you bargain your local dealer really hard... well, that's a bit astonishing.