Renault is reviving the Gordini brand and also revealed that it will launch the Twingo Gordini Renault Sport that is based on the Renault Twingo Renault Sport 133 on 25th November in Paris. The automaker will also roll out a Clio Gordini RS a couple of months later. So what is this ‘Gordini’ brand in the first place?

To answer that question we will have to go back to 1964 when Amedee Gordini developed a rally car based on the Renault 8. The R8 Gordini finished 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th in the 1964 Tour of Corsica rally and two years later, the Gordini Cup one-make race series was established.

Renault now plans to add Gordini variants into the Renault Sport range. The Gordini Renault Sport cars will be treated to an elegant finish, making it slightly more premium than the standard Renault Sport. The automaker did not reveal further details but judging from the classic Gordini, Renault may offer a light blue body finish with white racing stripes.