1981 Renault 5 Turbo 1

1981 Renault 5 Turbo 1

An Opportunity to acquire an early production run Renault 5 Turbo 1. An iconic model hailing from one of the golden eras of international rallying. A mid-engined homologation special built in limited numbers for Group 4 and Group B competition between 1980 and 1986 with design input from the renowned Marcello Gandini.

Being an early Turbo 1 this example has model specific features with unique dashboard, red and blue interior with its distinct aluminium doors, roof and rear hatch not found on the all steel and more plentiful Turbo 2 versions.

Renault's considerable F1-derived turbo-charging expertise was applied to the humble 1.4-litre overhead-valve engine, resulting in a power increase to 160bhp (in road trim), an output sufficient for a top speed of 125mph and a 0-60 time of under seven seconds. In the Turbo, this remarkable little engine was mounted amidships (where the rear passenger seats had been) and drove the rear wheels via a five-speed transaxle.

An excellent example, first registered in Switzerland & later exported to mainland Spain & the Canary Islands where it benefited from a full mechanical rebuild:- engine, transmission, suspension and brakes in 2015. A survivor, many of these fantastic cars sustained damage and or were modified for competition use, this car is Factory standard and is without previous accident damage having covered 66000 kilometres. The car has been clearly cared for through out its life and stands today ready for action and admiration. Please call for further information.

Now Sold.