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    Dec 2003
    nr Edinburgh, Whisky-soaked Scotland

    Renault 5 Turbo - Rally champion

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    Unveiled in a sneak preview at the Paris Motor Show in 1978, the Renault 5 Turbo was not coy about its ambitions. As Renault's flagship sports car, it embodied the marque's attachment to motor racing and competitive spirit.
    With the Renault 5 Turbo, Renault marked its determination to return to the major rally scene as a winner, running for overall scractch ranking.

    Jean Ragnotti and Renault Sport won the French Rally Championship in 1980.
    Consecration came in January 1981. In its third official event, the Renault 5 Turbo achieved a memorable victory at Monte-Carlo. Behind the wheel: Jean Ragnotti.

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    Name: Renault 5 Turbo Monte-Carlo
    Model year: 1981
    Engine: Renault Turbo supercharged, four cylinders in line - Bore 76 m - Stroke 77 mm - Capacity 1397cc - Bosch injection, Garett T3 supercharger with exchanger - 250 bhp
    Gearbox: Type UN, five forward gears and reverse, torque 9 x 35
    Brakes: Hydraulic foot control power brakes, with ventilated front and rear disks, manual brake force distributor on rear wheels
    Coachwork: Steel frame with elements in aluminium and composite materials
    Dimensions: Length 3.66 m - Width 1.74 m - Height 1.32 - Weight: 900 kg
    Top speed: from 170 to 250 km/h depending on gear ratios

    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Jan 2005
    two pics , sorry for reviving an old thread
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    Montreal, Canada
    I think you will like this thread:

    btw greaaat car. When i lived in portugal, there wwas a guy who owned one in my village and it made the CRAZIEST noise when he would rip it.
    Who killed the Electric Car?

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