Renaulution: an artist is already imagining a Turbo 3 version of the new Renault 5

After the announcement of a new Renault 5 concept, this artist is already imagining a sports version inspired by the R5 Turbo.

Among the many announcements made by Luca de Meo during the great Renaulution conference, that of reviving the legendary Renault 5 is undoubtedly the most popular. The small compact with cubic features, launched in 1972, is riding a big wave of sympathy. Clever on the part of Renault to use this popularity to launch its new wave, towards the electrification of the range.

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And while the concept was only revealed a few hours before, artist Abimelec Design has already changed the electric city car into a muscular sports car, taking inspiration from the R5 Turbo. We find the distinctive signs of the latter: even wider fenders, very 80s Turbo 3 graphic, air intakes at the rear, and these very evocative two-tone wheels.

A Turbo … electric?

The R5 Turbo was launched to homologate a racing version, intended for rallies. As its name suggests, it then received a turbo for a power of approximately 160 hp initially. Above all, the four-cylinder was mounted behind the driver, instead of the second row of seats!

But the new R5 must be electric. It is therefore difficult to imagine a future Turbo version, especially since the Renaulution plan provides for all of the group’s sports cars to be produced by Alpine. But it is not forbidden to dream, especially as Porsche does indeed produce a Porsche Taycan Turbo, also electric …

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Source : Abimelec Design

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2/9 – The concept of Renault 5, 3/4 rear
The neo-retro concept must carry the electric ambitions of the brand

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3/9 – Renault 5 Turbo (1981), profile
The R5 Turbo was produced from 1980

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4/9 – Renault 5 Turbo (1981), 3/4 front
The engine of the R5 Turbo is installed at the rear

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5/9 – Renault 5 concept, rear detail
Luca de Meo aims for retro for his transition to electric

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6/9 – Renault 5 concept, group photo
Renault’s concept is based on the strong sympathy of the legendary R5

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7/9 – Renault 5 concept, studio profile
In profile, we find the square lines of the R5 of yesteryear

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8/9 – The concept of Renault 5, 3/4 before in the studio
This new R5 is only a concept for the moment

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9/9 – The Renault 5 Turbo at Rétromobile
The R5 Turbo was designed for homologation in rallying.


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