The designed for the competition Renault 5 Turbo, which was produced from 1980 to 1985, corresponded to the then "Group 4" approval. Derived from the "classic" Renault 5, which was introduced in 1972, the turbo version was the subject of extensive engineering work to accommodate the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine in the rear center position and to transform the transmission bottom. before in the drive.
The Renault 5 Turbo quickly gained numerous national and international racetracks and, above all, the rally in which the famous Jean Ragnotti led to victory, including the Monte Carlo Rally 1981 or the Tour de France. Corsica 1982.
Building on this success, the Renault 5 Turbo 2 was presented in the context of the Geneva Motor Show in 1982 with similar performances, ie 160 horses and 206 Nm of torque and 3,167 copies, which were manufactured between 1983 and 1986 in Dieppe (against 1 & # 39; 690 copies) for the turbo).
From a private collection, this copy will be added to Silverstone's auction next January. It has a pearl white finish and an Alcantara interior. His first owner, a diamond brand concession manager, had made the necessary changes to participate in the Turbo 2 Cup of the European Championship.
He also opted for personalization with bronze-colored electric windows, a Matt aluminum cage, a Devil escapement, and Gotti wheels.
This Renault 5 Turbo, which has recently been inspected by a specialized company, is one of many lots of Silverstone's upcoming sale at the Autosport International January 10-13 in Birmingham.
The price is between 60,000 and 70,000 pounds, that is between 67,000 and 78,000.