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R21 2L Turbo

R21
1993
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RIVALLING

THE GERMANS

When Renault launched its Renault 21 saloon, it was clearly aimed at families, with no obvious sporting vocation (there was even an estate version). However, just a year later, there was a change of direction and Renault opted to release a resolutely sporting version of Renault 21. By moving into the very specific (and prestigious) sporty saloon segment, Renault clearly had the supercharged German saloons in its sights. The race was on!

1993
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MORE THAN

MEETS THE EYE

Launched in 1986, Renault 21 was a resolutely family-focused saloon. As well as the two-box and three-box versions, there was also an estate (so not your regular sports model!). However, you should never judge a book by its cover and Renault 21 2L Turbo became a benchmark among sporty saloons.

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interior

SIGNATURE

PERFORMANCE

To compete with the German saloons, Renault 21 2L Turbo came with a turbocharged engine (a good start!). In addition, management of its 1,995 cm3 lightweight alloy engine was fully electronic (which was highly innovative at the time). To top it all off, disc brakes, ABS, lowered suspension and new running gear ensured excellent handling, braking and performance!

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

Speed Demon, the 1980s hit that really sums up Renault R21 2L Turbo. It might look like a nice family car but the sound is synonymous with speed.

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INTERCEPTOR

With its performance, driving pleasure and aerodynamics, Renault 21 2L Turbo was an unrivalled sporty ride. The French gendarmerie took note and in the 1980s, the sporty saloon was used by its rapid intervention unit to intercept speeding drivers. Some police chase!

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technical features

TOP SPEED:

227 KPH

  • production

    14,000 units from 1987 to 1992

  • Performance and engine

    Turbocharged 4 cylinders inline, 1,995 cm3

    175 hp

    227 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 4,49 m
    Width 1,71 m
    Height 1,39 m
  • architecture

    three-box body

    front-wheel drive

    4x4 with the Quadra version

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