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    Renault Elf Maxi 5 Turbo "Production Philips" - First Superproduction title


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    The Renault 5 Maxi appeared in 1985, and Jean-Louis Bousquet drove it for its first two races in that season. In 1986, the Renault 5 Maxi failed to win the French Rally Championship, though Bousquet's two victories would at least allow Renault to finish fourth overall. Jean Ragnotti came in sixth.

    The car was upgraded for the 1987 season, gaining 30bhp in power, and Erik Comas took over from Jean Ragnotti. With this configuration, the Renault 5 won six events out of 12 to bring home the French Superproduction Championship ahead of some very serious competition, from the likes of Audi, Porsche, Peugeot and BMW.

    After the 1987 season, the "5" stood down to let its big sister -the Renault 21 Turbo 4x4- take over.


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    Name: Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
    Model year: 1987
    Engine: Renault four-cylinder in-line unit - Capacity 1397cc - Bore 76mm - Stroke 77mm - Garrett T4/T3 turbocharger
    Nominal power: 380bhp at 7500rpm - Torque 43mkg at 5000rpm
    Gearbox: Five forward gears and reverse - Two-disc clutch
    Brakes: Ventilated discs front an rear - Four-piston calliper - Forced cooling - Adjustable pedal - Two master cylinders, front and rear - Adjustable limiter with hand lever and hydraulic control
    Coachwork: Single shell in reinforced steel
    Dimensions: 3.66m long by 1.85m wide by 1.33m high
    Weight: 1080kg
    Top speed: 190 to 274kph depending on gearbox ratio

    From http://www.renault.com/gb/passion/co...987_maxi5turbo
    "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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    This is insanity... 380hp in such a small car? AWESOME!!!
    Probably the only UCP member without a car D:

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    Cool car...
    And the current Clio V6 is like the successor to the street version of this car isn't it??
    Dreaming of a Peugeot 106 Rallye...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scientist
    Cool car...
    And the current Clio V6 is like the successor to the street version of this car isn't it??
    SOrt of.
    The turbo R5 engine is superb. If someday we get to post audio and video clips here., I'll share
    Was lucky to see the Tour de Corse on track at Mount Stuart and meet Ragnotti.
    He said the R5 handled better than the Clio even though there was 20 years gap
    "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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