The Renault 5 Turbo Comes Back In A New Avatar

The Renault 5 Turbo Comes Back In A New Avatar

The Renault’s 5 based 1980’s rally symbol has been reinvented by Legende Automobiles which is a new company that was established in Los Angeles by 3 French enthusiasts. The Renault 5 Turbo or R5 Turbo is a hatchback automobile for sports. Initially, the car was formulated for rallying but they were also available for sale for the street version.

A Quick Glimpse Of The New Version

At the first glance, Renault 5 Turbo 3 looks similar to Turbo 2 with minor changes in the designs, but when you look closely you can understand that a lot of exterior changes have happened. In the front section, this hatchback now has square LED headlights, and the bumper is also redesigned. The vents of the car have been carved into the rear wheel arches have been improved, while the back end gets larger roof mounted spoilers, new design LED lights, and also an improved bumper that combines the twin square exhaust tips along with a 2 piece air diffuser. It rides on a specified 16 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels.

Legende Automobiles And Renault 5 Turbo

Legende Automobiles states that the body is completely hand made with carbon fiber, though whether it initiates the project from the beginning or from donor 5 which is outrageously known as Le Car in America. Despite making the car broader, allowing the company to fit the aforementioned wheels, the geometry of the suspension is shared with the 5 Maxi Turbo that is formulated to fulfill in international Group B rally events. 

There are much bigger chances in the cabin, wherein Renault 5 Turbo, there is little more than a 2 seater layout with its predecessor. With a 5 point harness, sitting on the sport seat the driver will face an oval steering wheel, a virtual instrument cluster surrounded by 2 rows of the button and a plain console at the center along with a pair of air vents, three dials for the climate control settings, and a storage cubby. The layout is minimalistic but wonderful. Do not look for Alexa or touch screen experience here, you will not get it. The company on their website wrote,

“Technology has given us many great things, but it has also taken away the tactile experience that we, as car nuts, are missing in today’s driving. Sequential transmissions with paddle shifters have their place, but for this machine, we wanted an old-school mechanical shifter to give the driver full control of the turbo-powered engine.”

The drivetrain of Renault 5 Turbo specs stays under wrap. All that is known at this stage is that the power comes from a mid-mounted, turbocharged engine that sends nearly 400 horsepower to the rear wheels through a manual transmission.

As Easy As 1, 2, and 3

Renault 5 Turbo that was released in 1980, emerged as a competition ready evolution of the humble 5 that has been fitted with aluminum body panels to keep their weight in check along with a specific interior that has been designed by Bertone and a mid-mounted Renault 5 Turbo engine. While it was initially designed as a race car with about 1700 street legal examples were sold despite the skyrocketing price. The Turbo 2, which was launched in 1982 cost less by eliminating the aluminum bits with steel panels and getting an interior that was shared with 5 Alpine Turbo. 

Renault suddenly discharged a follow up to the 5 Turbo in 2001 when it attached a 2.9 liters V6 behind the front seat for the generation 2 Clio. It was constructed with fewer than 3,000 cars before it started to pull the plug on the project in 2005.


 Légende Automobiles quoted,

“We wanted to create a machine for people that are as passionate about driving as we are - a machine that only a handful of people in the world would still dare to try and make.”

No information regarding the Renault 5 Turbo price or the Renault 5 Turbo engine has been specified yet. But the firm asserts,

“Ignored all financial advice and spared no expense.”

Frequently Asked Question On Renault 5 Turbo

1. How fast is a Renault 5 GT Turbo?

The Renault R5 GT Turbo was manufactured from 1985 to 1988. It's a front-wheel drive front-engined small hatchback with 5 seats and 3 doors. The Inline 4 petrol engine boosts this R5 GT Turbo to 62 mph in 8 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 123 mph.

2. Is the Renault 5 Turbo RWD?

The Renault 5 Turbo, was mid-engine with RWD (rear-wheel drive). But instead of rear seats, the Renault 5 Turbo had a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4 cylinder and a transmission of 5 speed. Simply attaching the engine there needed mounting an additional tubular frame around it.

3. When did the Renault 5 come out?

The Renault 5 is a three or five-door, four-passenger, front wheel drive, front-engine hatchback supermini that was marketed and manufactured by the French automaker Renault for two generations: 1972–1985 (also known as R5) and 1984–1996 (also known Super 5 or Supercinq).

4. What replaced the Renault 5?

By the mid-1990s, Renault Clio replaced the 5, but now Renault is bringing back the 5 in a bold new way which is an electronic car.
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