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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atFrance
price $$ 22,500
engineTurbocharged Inline 4
valvetrainOHV
displacement1397 cc / 85.3 in³
bore76.0 mm / 2.99 in
stroke77.0 mm / 3.03 in
compression7.0:1
power138.0 kw / 185.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output132.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight182.81 bhp per tonne
torque216.0 nm / 159.3 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel / Fiberglass Fenders & Hood
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tires190/55VR-340
rear tires220/55VR-365
front brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1012 kg / 2230 lbs
wheelbase2430 mm / 95.7 in
front track1346 mm / 53.0 in
rear track1474 mm / 58.0 in
length3664 mm / 144.3 in
width1752 mm / 69.0 in
height1323 mm / 52.1 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.36:1, 2.06:1, 1.38:1, 1.06:1, 0.87:1
final drive3.89:1
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