THE RENAULT 5 TURBO
Spending hours relentlessly hammering my scaletrix track with a Renault 5 Turbo Maxi Rally was one of my favourite things to do as budding 7 year old car guy. The smell, noise and feel of the hand held throttle is still with me to do this day 20 years on…what I’m trying to say is certain cars provoke a memory and this Renault 5 for me does just that! I mean who doesn’t like a classic Renault 5 Turbo Rally car with it’s sumo wrestler wide bodied stance, throw back livery and over-sized rear wing.
Researching this particular car only 3 were ever made in this spec which competed in the 1986 French Super Production (Championnat de France de Superproduction) series.
This “beefed” up version of the popular R5 Turbo would laugh in the face of super mini’s these day and probably give the Group B rally cars a run for their money helped by a 1.6 turbo charged engine squeezing out just under, get this…350bhp!! That makes this little R5 rocket capable of hitting 0-60 in 4.5 secs!! In the a car the size of a shoe.
More pictures an info can be found here: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Community/Gallery/Renault-TwinRun-meets-classic-R5-Turbo-2013/