Renault 5 Turbo 2


With the extensive feedback from last month’s ‘eighties’ feature thread, we decided this morning to have a look at that old French fancy the Renault 5 Turbo.

Stone me if you weren’t right, dear readers, the pocket rocket was indeed a very cool car. Mid-engined, and packing around 180 horsepower, this was of the same philosophy of that other nutty supermini, the Metro GR4 – and in fact, must have inspired its creation.

Reminds me of a kid I went to school with who wrapped his dad’s version of the car (which looked almost exactly like the car in the gallery) into the middle of a roundabout, some time in 1986.

Thing is, you never saw that many of these around back in the day – they were always pretty elusive, so it didn’t leap out at us as being anywhere definitive of the eighties.

Some great period footage below featuring Jean Ragnotti in A 5 Turbo at Monaco and other spots. Oooh La La!




3 Responses to “Renault 5 Turbo 2”

  1. Film & 3:54…How the foreign police have changed. For example no sign of any speeding tickets.

  2. Judejohn

    Whoa..that is a cool little car. I’d rather have that than a thousand Veyrons.

  3. vipertruck99

    at least this looked right,the 6r4 ,although a gamechanger, was never anything but a dog in the looks dept..