You Need This: Renault R5 Turbo 2

Who wants a taste of ‘80s rally car glory? This 1986 Renault R5 Turbo 2 is being auctioned off on eBay. Is it genuine? Yes. Yes it is. The seller says he’s put 3000 miles on the car through 15 years of ownership. We will remain envious of whoever wins the auction.

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jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
8/29/17 9:58 a.m.

I'd hate to ruin the originality of this, but if I were to own it I would have to replace the turbo with a modern twin-scroll design to cut down the horrendous turbo lag.

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
8/29/17 10:12 a.m.
jstein77 wrote: I'd hate to ruin the originality of this, but if I were to own it I would have to replace the turbo with a modern twin-scroll design to cut down the horrendous turbo lag.

its probably got big brakes. Just keep the accelerator matted.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
8/29/17 10:27 a.m.

This is cool enough that my wife showed it to me.

Crash Enburn
Crash Enburn New Reader
8/29/17 11:21 a.m.

Oh, jeez. This is (one of) my dream car(s).

kb58
kb58 Dork
8/29/17 12:59 p.m.

There was a time that I really really wanted one of those. Couldn't afford it and ended up building Kimini.

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
8/29/17 1:27 p.m.

I'm pretty sure I will always think this is one of the coolest cars ever.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
8/29/17 1:38 p.m.

One of the all time big "WANTS" on my list.

fidelity101
fidelity101 SuperDork
8/29/17 1:48 p.m.

is that thing missing a front lugnut?

Jerry
Jerry UltraDork
8/29/17 2:40 p.m.

There was one for sale at a local Cars and Coffee a year or two ago. So. Much. Want.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/29/17 10:40 p.m.
fidelity101 wrote: is that thing missing a front lugnut?

Don't forget, back in the day Renault used three-lug wheels.

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