Renault is celebrating the 50th birthday of the Renault 5 Turbo with an electric tribute. And at the same time gives another glimpse of the modernized comeback of the small car series as an e-car. The original R5 Turbo is one of the most radical and craziest sports cars of all time. With the electric new edition, Renault wants to do justice to the icon with special drift technology.
The R5 Turbo 3E study takes over the thick cheeks, the wide hips with the typical air intakes and the large rear wing from the original from the 1970s. Likewise the bonnet and the doors. Inside there are checkered seats and a classic instrument layout – but no longer analog, but as a digital screen. Other modern elements include a carbon fiber body, colored LED strips at the rear and headlights made of LED modules. What looks like an air intake on the hood actually houses the charging socket for the traction battery of the e-drive. Two 280 kW/380 hp e-motors are located on the rear wheels of the study, enabling a top speed of 200 km/h and accelerate the four meter long small car to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. Distinctive drifting abilities should also ensure driving fun; the electronically controlled transverse driving is initiated via an upright handbrake lever, supported by a maximum steering angle of 50 degrees. The study is now celebrating its premiere at the “Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille” classic car show, before it is also shown at the Paris Salon (18th to 18th September). October 23) can be seen. The study of the “back turbo” is the second concept vehicle with an R5 reference after the Renault 5 prototype shown at the IAA 2021. At least the more civil model should go into series production in 2024. A possibly possible sports variant could carry elements of the turbo study.