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Fuego Turbo

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1984
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A CERTAIN

SIMILARITY

Renault Fuego was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1980, designed to replace the Renault 15 and 17. Sometimes described as a French Porsche, the turbo diesel version of Renault Fuego reached 200 kph, making it the fastest diesel-engined car in the world when it came to market in 1983, beating its German rivals!

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A COUPÉ

FOR 4

Renault Fuego was a four-seater coupé: in other words, it looked sporty but had passenger seats in the rear. To give it a really spacious feel, the car offered an optional electric canvas sunroof.

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interior

ELECTRIFYING

OPTIONS

The Turbo version of Renault Fuego was boosted by a turbocharged engine delivering 132 hp (pretty good going!). In addition, Renault Fuego Turbo had an impressive line-up of options (for its time): central locking, front electric windows and leather upholstery featuring a diamond logo on the front seats. Pretty classy!

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

Renault Fuego is synonymous with 1980s summer hits: speed and records with Indochine’s L’Aventurier and Spanish inspiration for Paris Latino.

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REPURPOSING,

AHEAD OF ITS TIME

Renault Fuego Turbo went on sale in the USA in 1982, before its French launch in 1983. The 1980s were good times (yes, we’re a bit nostalgic) but also the start of a recession. In response, Renault decided to reuse the platform and numerous mechanical parts from the Renault 18, produced in the same era. Renault was thus an early adopter of the trend to reuse parts and optimise procurement, making significant savings along the way.

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technical features

LAUNCH OF

THE PLIP

  • production

    265,367 units (total for all versions)

    from 1979 to 1985 in Maubeuge, France

    from 1982 to 1992 in Santa Isabel, Argentina

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders inline, 1,565 cm3

    132 hp

    200 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 4,36 m
    Width 1,69 m
    Height 1,32 m
  • architecture

    4-seater coupé

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