turbo for everyone

R5 Turbo

R5_Turbo
1982
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TIMELESS

The victory of Renault Alpine A 442 B at the 24 Heures du Mans in 1978 gave Renault some ideas. Its Renault 5 had already been a best-seller for 6 years. No other car would be better placed as the springboard for an ambitious project for Renault, namely to offer the 1st French car with turbocharged petrol engine as standard.

1982

spirit

AIM

HIGHER

Given the success of Renault 5, the “diamond” brand wanted to pull the brand towards the high-end with its sporty versions. First result: Renault 5 Alpine in 1976. Then, the car maker developed Renault 5 Turbo, a first mock-up of which was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 1978. Renault 5 Turbo was officially launched in 1980.

interior

THE FOCUS

OF IT ALL:

THE ENGINE

The first thing you noticed inside Renault 5 Turbo was that there’s no rear seat. Conceived by Jean Terramorsi and designed by Yves Legal, the speedster removed the “unnecessary” bench seat to make space for the engine. The engine, in the central rear position, developed up to 350 hp depending on the version, thus reflecting Renault 5 Turbo’s sporty DNA, designed for competitive racing.

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

The sounds of Renault 5 Turbo will transport you back to the 80s, at the wheel of a sporty little spitfire.

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GOOD LUCK

COMES IN THREES

Due to its technical complexity, Renault 5 Turbo was produced on three sites: at Flins, around 40 km from Paris (for the shell), at Heuliez in Cerizay, around 90 km from Nantes (for adaptation of the shell) and at Alpine in Dieppe, on the Channel (for painting and final assembly).

technical features

UP TO

350 HP

  • production

    4857 units

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders + turbocharger

    1397 to 1527 cc

    160 to 350 hp

    from 200 to 223 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 3,66 m
    Width 1,75 m
    Height 1 ,32 m
  • architecture

    hatchback saloon

    rear-wheel drive

    rear mid-engine

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heritage

A COLLECTOR’S

DREAM

With its impact in the field of motor sports and its position as the leading French standard car with turbocharged petrol engine, Renault 5 Turbo made a strong impression and became a cult car, highly sought after by collectors.

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