The car was primarily designed for rallying but was also sold in a street version a total of 4987 turbo 1. Crash compilation renault 5 turbo rally car the r5 turbo r5 turbo rally car crash mix.
Telling the story of the renault 5 turbo from 1980 1984.
Renault 5 gt turbo rally. Renault 5 turbo review history prices and specs a hot hatch icon with major league rally pedigree the renault 5 turbo has stood the test of time. 1820 and turbo 2. Despite this the car won many events and was driven by rally stars such as guy frequelin and carlos sainz as martin holmes reports.
This remarkable survivor was the first r5 turbo to be homologated for group 4 and the only original and unrestored calberson sponsored renault 5 turbo works rally group 4 car still surviving. The renault 5 turbo or r5 turbo is a sport hatchback automobile launched by the french manufacturer renault at the brussels motor show in january 1980. The renault 5 turbo should not be confused with the alpine turbo or gt turbo as it was radically modified by mounting a turbocharged engine behind the driver in what is normally the passenger compartment creating a mid engined rally car.
The story of the renault 5 turbo rally car is an intriguing one given that the car was a front runner in world rallying at a time when four wheel drive was breaking on to the scene. It was also driven by the rear wheels rather than the front wheels. 3167 r5 turbos were manufactured during a six year production run.