Renault Turbo

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Renault Turbo

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This is a really stunning model of a fabulous car. Who but the French would take a supermini like the R5, take out the back seats and install a huge turbocharged motor in its place. Although it was in a way a return to their roots as Renaults were rear engined for most of the fifties and sixties - technically this is mid-engined rather than rear engined.

You occasionally see one of these out on the road and they are rather wonderful. You also see a lot of rather more basic R5s where their teenaged owner has attempted to re-create the look, you just know that it has the 850cc engine up front, never mind that 4" chrome exhaust.

Yellow, black, red

 

Yellow, black, red (pictures from Chris Davidson)

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