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Renault 5 Turbos

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  1. f_the_ASR

    f_the_ASR Karting

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    Anyone here an owner? Looking for ownership info for either a Turbo 1 or Turbo 2.

    Always loved the little things and I am close to getting in position to choose a new toy.

    Thanks for the info.
    JoeP
     
  2. anunakki

    anunakki Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Ive never owned one and havent even though about them until I saw your post.

    Im just posting to say I LOVED them when I was a kid and hope you get one and have a hell of a time !
     
  3. Miltonian

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    I really wanted one of those, way back when. I bought a model, I bought the book (in French), I bought all kinds of magazines. But never got serious about putting my money down. It's probably a car that now-a-days has great potential for having been abused and neglected. I'd be really careful about checking for damage, don't buy one sight unseen.
     
  4. 208 GT4

    208 GT4 Formula 3

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    Are we talking the wide bodied mid engined RWD versions, or the slim FWD versions that were prone to catching fire??
     
  5. waz356

    waz356 F1 Rookie

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    A friend here has a Turbo 2. What do you want to know?
     
  6. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    we are talkin wide bodied and mid engined!!! real homologation specials!
     
  7. DMOORE

    DMOORE Formula 3

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    Love those cars. There was one awhile back in Florida for sale. Not sure if it had road papers, or was track only.



    Darrell.
     
  8. f_the_ASR

    f_the_ASR Karting

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    That's right man. No Le Car config here.

    General ownership thoughts to start. It's obviously a successful platform, but is it currently sustainable in the US? Those kind of things, you know? If this "friend" is in the VA area I would cover entry for one of FoW's events to get close, to ask questions, and to see it run.

    Yeah. Believe me, I'd never buy ANYTHING sight unseen. I can't believe some of the stuff that I've seen people go through.
     
  9. senna21

    senna21 F1 Rookie

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    There's a yellow, white and black one (full Renault colors) running around Glendale (CA) that I see once in a blue moon. Real stunner. Gotti wheels and a real screamer. :) You've just gotta love that car.
     
  10. boxerman

    boxerman F1 World Champ
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    Since it is a true racing car the motor is very stout. The trick is to turn up the boost and go for a safe 350bhp.
     
  11. mfennell70

    mfennell70 Formula Junior

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    I'm not so sure the street cars got any kind of special block. It's a little 1.4L pushrod thing.

    My friend had one with a bunch of work done to it. Claimed power was 230. He had to run 1/2 race gas in it. He sold it years ago but this was his car: http://kwyjibo.com/r5/

    I drove it for about an hour once. Didn't stop laughing all that time. Tallish 1st gear, no off-boost power. Put foot down and wait, wait, wait, wait....WHEEEEEEEEEE. Repeat.
     
  12. boxerman

    boxerman F1 World Champ
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    220 was stock BHP. There is a boxer and countach owner on this site who has a boosted r5 perhaps he can weigh in. In any event the R5 turbo is awesome, a true race provenance thouroghbred that is still not stratospheric in price. A great car and a great buy.
     
  13. waz356

    waz356 F1 Rookie

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    Brenton, the owner loves it. It's in a garage with a few Ferraris and a Lamborghini Urraco so probably doesn't get used as much as it should, but I've seen it driven in anger on the track and it went very well. I'll see if I can dig up some pics.

    Sorry but Adelaide (Australia) is probably a bit far from VA to justify the entry to an FoW event. :D
     
  14. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
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    My brother has owned a couple of them. I believe he still has one in his collection, although I'm not sure.

    It's a fun little car, although I prefer the Peugot 205 Turbo 16 if you're looking for that sort of thing.
     
  15. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    i owned one. the engine options were many...168 hp (turbo 1), turbo 2 options were 185hp, (stock) 225 hp, 260, and 360hp(tour de course option).

    mine was silver w/ black, gotti wheels, devil exhaust, and 260 hp option. what a fun machine it was. i bought it under my 1 time exception and it came in from jensen beach, fla. those were the days!!!
     
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