Renault 5 Turbo 2
A mid-mounted and originally 1397 cc turbocharged engine, in a modified Renault 5 chassis with rear-wheel drive, or in other words a production line supermini injected with mechanical steroids to become a rally incarnation…and finally a legend.
Driven by Jean Ragnotti in 1981, the R5 Turbo won the Monte Carlo Rally on its first outing in the WRC.
The first 400 production 5 Turbos were homologation models and just over 3500 Turbo 2s were built in France between 1980-4. By 1984 the factory pushed the engine output up to 350 PS in the R5 Maxi Turbo, with many mechanical parts derived straight from Renault V6 F1. It’s the Group B legendary era…
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