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A video focused on the most important: great car and emotional driving. Well done crew!
Just saw a R5 Turbo II last week (on a car exhibit) – nice!
Now, to the video, 2 and something minutes of someone driving a R5 T2, and no info about the car at all… I may be wrong, but this video lacks everything compared to previous masterpieces…
a milestone. What a sound!!!!!
In response to some earlier thoughts, this Renault 5 must be on a closed course. Right? Your crew has radios at both ends of the run? Right?
.. and you’ll notice Pet isn’t responding,even after a week. One hint that there isn’t communication is typically no antenna’s on test car,plus no head set on driver. No… their just winging it,in hopes nothing pops up.
Love love love … I’ve had 3 R5s, never a Turbo (maybe in my next life).
Many many moons ago, I had a friend who owned R5 Turbo II, modified and good for something like 350hp. I drove it once, it was one of the scariest cars I’ve ever driven. It was also one of the coolest cars I’ve ever driven.
When I would drive my $800 1981 R5 (LeCar) I would pretend it was this version when I held out the 3-4 shift a few extra seconds or stayed on the gas through a bend. Obviously that was quite the stretch, but when the after school money is going to road bike gear, and race entries there was little left. At least it looked good with a full bike rack on the roof, and had plenty of room for kit and spare wheels inside.
Ditto! Pretending is fun! 🙂
1. The car was lackluster performer,hard on engines,heavy,with oversteer and mediocre looks 2. Especially in this form,so called livery,it’s carrying enough promo-sticker’s to sink its front nose 3. Its engine sounds exactly like a Renault and not like true race car 4. Most discouraging it’s racing on a public road,a perfect road for families on their way and bicycliest working off calories .I’ve said before and stick to it~~ this is a lousy way to send a positive mature message to the youth of today regarding appropiatness . I love the cars,the history but find myself feeling anger every time… Read more »
1) The R5 Turbo and its Maxi iteration were a hoot and a holler to drive both in race and road versions capable of handing more complex AWD mega monsters their heads in competition on the right roads and conditions . Suffice it to say you know not of what you speak 2) The livery critique we are in complete agreement on : as well as the fact that the owner chose to ruin a perfectly good original R5 Turbo in order to poorly recreate the pretense of a Maxi 3) The motor sounds exactly as it should for an… Read more »
Ingenious, sir. 🙂
Since I feel a huge gratitude to the Petrol production/management for all the fine hours of enjoyment I’ve obtained from both their film & discussion presentations,I wasn’t taking pops at the film itself. It too was humdrum,yet its so rare ThePetCrew serve up anything but master-pieces .. & a shame more fans aren’t checking out the ‘story’ side of each event plus the bonus documents . What rips me a new dump shaft is the issue of public road use,inappropriately. On a CHP monitored, ‘rented’,safe road course I’ve little objection,aside from the issue of the poor example given to the… Read more »
Delightful little spat here between the former G.S. and canyon.
Love it but I wonder if you two are the same person?
Big thanks to these 20+ supporter’s.. wish I could know for sure which of the comments got your throttle foot,but I’m hoping its this issue of disregard for laws in place to help reduce fatalities caused by road racing cars & motorcycles upon public routes.
Uh, back to remedial math canyon. That’s a minus sign in front of the 22. Doh!
Well.. thanks Dennis,yes minus’s aren’t my strong suit. Nor math !
23 downer’s~ 23 hours… ouch ! ~ Canyon
Can I ‘ride shotgun’ with you?!!
I was just speaking of this car yesterday to my co-workers. It is ironic that it shows in Petrolicious today. BaD ASs little machines. Great video it looks like the driver is on his way to work in his “always wanted one of these cars”. Very in the moment. Great job. Happy Tuesday Petrolicious.
Bad@&$ machines indeed . The perfect combination of Hot Wheels verging on ridiculous jolie laide looks with performance and handling capable of embarrassing many a high priced exotic as well as muscle cars back in the day all while looking like a child’s toy on steroids .
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