French tuner Lazareth Auto Moto presents this V8-powered Renault Twingo. It comes with 18-inch slicks, a 5-speed transmission and a price tag of €70,000.

The popular saying that dynamite comes in small packages applies to this unique Twingo Trophy V8 from French tuners Lazareth Auto Moto. Seemingly inspired by the competition Renault Megane Trophy and the Clio V6 Renault Sport, the car features an old 3.5-litre Range Rover V8 with 147kW (200hp). The block sits not under the bonnet but behind the front seats where rear passengers used to sit. Torque is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Lazareth kitted the car out with 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in slick Yokohama tyres (230/650/18 at the front and 320/650/18 at the rear), wider front and rear tracks, a massive rear diffuser and matt grey exterior paint. The suspension was modified and brakes upgraded.

Interior pieces include MOMO alcantara bucket seats and a sports steering wheel. A centrally-mounted Translogic digital display shows speed, revs per minute, a shift light, lap times and other information.

Unfortunately very little of the Lazareth Twingo Trophy V8 appears on this short video clip. However, anyone interested in ownership will be asked to pay a sum of €70,000 (US$104,160) for one.


Gallery: Renault Twingo V8 Trophy is an Extreme Supermini [Video]