Guals Like Stink: 1981 Renault 5 Turbo I

The Renault 5 Turbo was a homologation special that shoved a
turbocharged engine into the middle of the normally front-drive Renault 5
platform. It was more than just a hopped up option because it completely transformed the car from a bespectacled Dr Jekyl into a fire-spitting Tyrannosaurus Rex.  Find this 1981 Renault 5 Turbo I offered for $7,500 in Los Angeles Area, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Spank.

Checking the “Turbo” option on the order sheet transformed the R5 supermini into something of a
legend, and while you can’t miss the Shakira sized rear fender flares,
many drivers have been surprised to see a Renault leave them in the

Squeezed where the rear seats and trunk area used to exist is a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine that in stock form is tuned to produce 160 horsepower and 163 ft-lbs of torque — but this nutty looking thing is nowhere near stock — expect mucho power.  Mucho burnouts.  Mucho boost.

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