Renault 5 Turbo 2Advert ID: 45591 To Be Auctioned
Renault 5 Turbo 2. Ex-Derek Warwick
A well-known example originally gifted to Derek Warwick from the Renault F1 team.
Chassis #994 has been owned and enjoyed by numerous marque enthusiasts over the years
Recent full health check and service by specialist John Price Motorsport
Lots of accompanying paperwork documenting ownership, mileage, and maintenance
Coming to auction from a stalwart member of the Renault owner’s community
Homologation special with major league rally pedigree - mid-engined, wide-bodied, turbocharged, hot hatch - only in the 1980s!
The Renault 5 Turbo is a high-performance hatchback launched at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1980. It was Renault’s response to the rally successes of the mid-engined Lancia Stratos, and while the car was primarily designed for rallying, a road version was also produced for homologation purposes. Renault introduced their new R5 Turbo as a pure ‘homologation special’ to compete in 'Group 4' racing and international rallies.
The 5 Turbo was based on the production Renault 5 Alpine, but Renault Sport engineers scrapped the standard front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout in favour of a mid-engine, rear-drive setup. The R5 Turbo was powered by a mid-mounted 1397cc ‘Cléon’ turbocharged engine placed behind the driver in mid-body in a modified Renault 5 chassis. The engine developed 160bhp, giving the 970kg car a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 126 mph.
In 1981, Jean Ragnotti and his co-driver Jean-Marc Andrie won the Monte Carlo Rally outright for Renault, and the following year Ragnotti won the Tour de Corse. In 1984, 'Group B' homologation was sought for the Renault Maxi 5 Turbo to enable it to contest the World Rally Championship and the following year, Ragnotti added another Tour de Corse win with the Maxi 5 turbo. After the first batch of 400 road cars had been made to satisfy 'Group 4' homologation volume requirements, a second-generation, known as the 'Turbo 2' was to follow.
Considering most Renault Turbo/Turbo 2 examples were used in rallies, it's not surprising that few survive and even fewer in this condition and with this provenance.
Full details and professional images to follow soon.
THE NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW SALE 2021
Our final sale of 2021 will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November as part of The NEC Classic Motor Show (B40 1NT), bringing a superb selection of classic and collectors cars to the market. We are currently inviting best of breed classic and collector cars to join our catalogue - entries can be submitted using the online option below or by contacting us on 01926 691141. Viewing will be available on from Friday 12th November from 10am and bidding will be available in the room, online, on the phone or via commission.
19 Dec 2013
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