1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2

1983: the Turbo 2 version was simplified relative to its predecessor. Many more interior features were borrowed from the Renault 5 Alpine. The aluminium opening panels in the body shell (roof, hatch and doors) were replaced with sheet steel. The 160hp engine was made more driveable to facilitate everyday use. Sales picked up again and 3,424 units were sold up to 1986, the final year of production.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at France
price $ $ 22,500
engine Turbocharged Inline 4
valvetrain OHV
displacement 1397 cc / 85.3 in³
bore 76.0 mm / 2.99 in
stroke 77.0 mm / 3.03 in
compression 7.0:1
power 138.0 kw / 185.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 132.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 182.81 bhp per tonne
torque 216.0 nm / 159.3 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel / Fiberglass Fenders & Hood
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 190/55VR-340
rear tires 220/55VR-365
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1012 kg / 2230 lbs
wheelbase 2430 mm / 95.7 in
front track 1346 mm / 53.0 in
rear track 1474 mm / 58.0 in
length 3664 mm / 144.3 in
width 1752 mm / 69.0 in
height 1323 mm / 52.1 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.36:1, 2.06:1, 1.38:1, 1.06:1, 0.87:1
final drive 3.89:1
top speed ~202.8 kph / 126.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~19.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.0 seconds