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French Fury: The Legendary Renault 5 Turbo2

The Little Giant that Changed Rally Forever

The Renault 5 Turbo 2 is a car that has left an indelible mark on automotive history and in the hearts of classic car enthusiasts. Launched in 1983 as the successor to the original Renault 5 Turbo, the Turbo 2 stood out for its bold design and impressive performance.

 Sporting Characteristics

The Renault 5 Turbo 2 was equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that produced around 160 horsepower. This engine was mounted in a mid-rear position, significantly improving weight distribution and vehicle handling. With acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 218 km/h, the Turbo 2 was a true rocket on the roads.

 Impact on Rally

The Renault 5 Turbo 2 became famous in rally competitions, especially in Group B, one of the most legendary and dangerous eras of the sport. Drivers like Jean Ragnotti took the Turbo 2 to memorable victories in events such as the Tour de Corse and the Monte Carlo Rally. Its compact size, combined with its power and rear-wheel drive, made it a formidable competitor on dirt and gravel roads.

Legacy and Current Value

Today, the Renault 5 Turbo 2 is highly valued by collectors and classic car enthusiasts. Its limited production and history in the rally world have made it an object of desire. With its iconic design and impressive performance, the Turbo 2 remains a symbol of innovation and passion for motorsport.

Conclusion

The Renault 5 Turbo 2 not only marked an era in sports motoring but has also become a cultural icon. Its legacy endures, and preserving a Turbo 2 in mint condition like this one, is preserving an important piece of automotive history. This little giant continues to inspire new generations of enthusiasts and reminds us of the excitement and adrenaline of the glorious days of Group B.

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    PRESERVATION PROCESS

    Extreme Maintenance performed by Squadra Lupo:

    Every mechanical aspect meticulously inspected, from the fuel tank to the pumps, all cables, hoses, and connections replaced while the radio and all gauges function flawlessly.

    Preserved, not restored, it retains the essence and aroma of its era. Emphasizing its significance during its time, this model was a game-changer. An excellent investment opportunity, this Renault 5 Turbo2  is not just a car, but a piece of automotive heritage. 

    Furthermore, our commitment at Squadra Lupo Import shines through in our meticulous mechanical inspection, ensuring this car is ready to conquer another 100,000 kilometers.

    Explore the comprehensive Preservation Journey meticulously conducted by Squadra Lupo outlined below. Watch the videos for an immersive experience, and feel free to click the button to download the PDF brochure containing all the details about this distinctive Renault 5 Turbo2.

    Every aspect of our work on this exceptional gem has been thoroughly documented for your insight. Rely on our dedication and commitment to deliver these classic cars in impeccable condition, prepared to embark on their journey to a new home!

     

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    This classic is not just for show; it is road-ready and capable of embarking on another 100,000 kilometers of memorable journeys. As you slide behind the wheel, you’ll feel the same excitement that drivers did in 1987, experiencing the true essence of automotive history. 

    Preservation Done to the 1983 Renault Turbo 5:

    Our meticulous preservation process ensures that the 1983 Renault Turbo 5 remains in

    mint condition. Here’s a comprehensive checklist of the work performed:

    – Coolant Hoses and Cooling System Cleaning:

    – Replaced all coolant hoses to prevent leaks and ensure optimal cooling.

    – Thoroughly cleaned the entire cooling system to remove any debris and buildup,

    enhancing engine performance and longevity.

    – Adjust Air/Fuel Mixture:

    – Fine-tuned the air/fuel mixture for optimal engine efficiency and performance, ensuring

    smooth and reliable operation.

    – Oil and Filter Change:

    – Performed a complete oil change with high-quality synthetic oil.

    – Replaced the oil filter to ensure clean oil circulation and protect the engine from wear

    and tear.

    – Ceramic Coating and Polishing:

    – Applied a ceramic coating to protect the paintwork from environmental damage and

    provide a long-lasting shine.

    – Polished the exterior to restore the original luster and maintain the car’s aesthetic

    appeal.

    – Fuel Tank Inspection:

    – Inspected the fuel tank for any signs of rust or damage.

    A distinctive one. A winner!

    The Renault 5 Turbo 2 is a high-performance hatchback born out of Renault’s desire to compete in the World Rally Championship during the early 1980s. It was a road-legal version of the Renault 5 Turbo, a rally car designed to meet homologation requirements. 

    Racing Heritage: Crafted for competition, the Renault 5 Turbo 2 boasts a rally pedigree, ensuring a driving sensation that goes beyond the ordinary. The limited production run for homologation adds an exclusive touch, making this vintage gem a coveted collector’s item. 

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