1986 Renault R5 Turbo 2SOLD
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--Met. Blue with Blue cloth Recaro sport seats and Beige carpeting, 28,000 Kilometers/17,000 Miles from new, 5-speed manual, Single Disc CD stereo/tuner with I-pod capability, One of the Best Available.

This R5 Turbo II (one of my personal cars) has been enthusiastically owned and cared for since new. Recently is has received a full service, been fitted with a Devil sport exhaust system and fitted with R5 Turbo Tour de Corse 7.5”x15” front & 9.5”x16” rear wheels.

History…………………Renault was a pioneer in the development of turbocharged engines in its Formula One racing cars, their 1.5-liter turbo engines reaching 1,200 hp. Renault wanted to put its turbo expertise to work in rally competition, the tiny R5 became the designated platform.

Putting a bunch of turbo horses to the ground through the front wheels didn't seem like a good recipe for a fast rally car, so Renault engineers removed the back seat and thus became the mid-engined R5 Turbo driving the rear wheels through a five-speed transaxle. Unfortunately, the manufacturer didn't officially import the little hot rod to America.

The R5's 1,397cc pushrod engine featured an aluminum head with hemi combustion chambers. The engine was good for 160 hp, optional 185-hp & 200-hp upgrade kits were available.

For high-speed assaults on twisty roads, the car may be without equal given its 40/60 weight distribution, race-spec suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes.

The engine delivers little power at the low end, but output grows shockingly as the turbo boost needle swings clockwise with neck-snapping surge of acceleration, the R5 Turbo is like riding a lit bottle rocket. The turbo's plumbing is short and direct and reflects Renault's experience in F1, the engine compartment is clean and easy to navigate.

I searched for quite a while to find what I believe is one of the finest and low mileage original and well-maintained examples of this iconic street-rally car. This example must be considered on of the finest examples in existence.

Reference Number 36839

as of 1/9/2009

Overview
Car 1986 Renault R5 Turbo 2
Exterior / Interior Color Blue / Tan 
Mileage 28.000 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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