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Homologation Specials: 1980 Renault 5 Turbo

Automotive augmentation in the pursuit of rallying doesn’t get much better than the Renault 5 Turbo. This week Sam Hancock drives the road-going homologation special in Biella, Italy.
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Carrera5Klaus RejkjaerS J Morgan Recent comment authors
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So enthusiastic and such an appreciation of the car. You seem approaching middle age. 40s.. Thank you so for carrying the torch.
Great video production, BTW.

Klaus Rejkjaer
Klaus Rejkjaer

Thank you SJ Morgen for writing almost exactly what I would have done. I have had two of these cars, the last one a very late production car with the mentioned Stage 3 tuning kit, producing 210 bhk and app. 285 Nm of torque. Same wheel option with Gotti’s 7×15 and rear 10×15, and the 285/40 rear tires that looked soooo great, and filled out the fenders perfectly. First registred in 1986, I sold the car in 2005, and have been regretting this ever since. And the value of these cars has been skyrocketing over the last 5-10 years.

S J Morgan
S J Morgan

Leave it to someone who has no experience or knowledge of R5Turbos to make a mess of the car’s handling description and production numbers. While I didn’t watch the full episode, I can tell you that what I saw was lacking… About 3500 or so R5Turbo 2s were built, maybe a few more. Total production of the R5Turbo line was more than 4000. There were 350 “competition” cars produced. The Turbo 1s featured an alloy roof, doors and the rear hatch. They also featured the special interior and crazy color schemes (the blue being the best, set off by neon… Read more »