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.
Roberto Negri, former ISO Rivolta engineer and test driver, is keeping the marque’s legacy alive with an ISO restoration shop that he runs with his son Federico.
Purpose-built to dominate rally stages and destined to win championships, the Lancia Stratos project also spawned a veritable street-legal UFO, the HF Stradale.
Located just outside of the city of Le Mans, Provost has been building a reputation for perfectionist restorations.
The competition version of this beautiful lightweight won the first official World Rally Championship.
It may not have perfected the formula, but the R5 is still considered the Group B blueprint.