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Renault 5 Turbo '80
Renault 5 Turbo '80
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Renault
Displacement 1397 cc
Drivetrain MR
Engine Renault C1J I4 turbo
Max Power 154 BHP
Performance Points 388 PP
Max Torque 220.5 Nm
Top Speed 220 kilometres per hour (140 mph)
Length 3665 mm
Width 1750 mm
Height 1325 mm
Weight 970 kilograms (2,100 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 6.3 kg (14 lb) per horsepower

The Renault 5 Turbo '80 is a Road car produced by Renault. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6 (as the Renault R5 Turbo '80).

ColorsEdit

There are two colors to choose from for this car:

  • Rouge Grenade
  • Bleu Olympe

In-game descriptionEdit

"Extreme modifications to a front-wheel drive compact resulted in this midship monster born from a utility car."


The Renault 5 ("Cinq") Turbo was the talk of the 1978 Paris Auto Show, where it was displayed with its body panels removed. While this first model was only a prototype for entry in the WRC, the vehicle came on the market in 1980.

The 5 Turbo employed the same body shell as the normal Renault 5, but in order to more effectively transfer the turbo-boosted power to the road, the original model's FF layout was scrapped in favor of a mid-engine setup where the entire powertrain, including the engine, transmission, and even the differential, sat on the top of the rear axle.

The engine was a small water-cooled 1397 cc OHV inline-4, but thanks to its Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, Garrett turbocharger, and air-cooled intercooler, maximum power and torque were raised to 160 HP and 162.7 ft-lb for a truly substantial boost in engine performance, representing a 1.5x increase in power for the basic Renault 5, and a 3.3x increase in torque.

Of course the chassis and body were also strengthened. The front and rear fenders, widened to fit the 5 Turbo's wider tires, gave this car an irresistible visual impact. A big spoiler was also mounted on the top of the rear hatch, as well as a large air dam in front.

As a result of the extensive makeover, this 970 kg car was able to produce some astonishing performance figures. Maximum speed was 124 mph, with a 0-1312.3 ft time of 15 seconds and a 0-3280.8 ft time of 28 seconds. Debuting at the 1980 WRC in Corsica, the 5 Turbo took its first victory the following year at Monte Carlo. After that, the 5 Turbo was a ferocious contender at numerous events, forever branding the Renault name into WRC history.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be obtained in one of two ways: It can bought in the 1980's Used Cars showroom for various prices depending on the mileage. Alternatively, this car can also be obtained by winning the Tour of Tahiti on Easy.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 74,500 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Renault 5 Turbo '80 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 57,771 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6Edit

This car, as the Renault R5 Turbo '80, can be bought at the Renault dealership for 74,500 Credits. It has a simple interior.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo Sport, a photo of this car can be seen in Renault Sport's Museum in Brand Central. However, the car itself does not appear as a playable vehicle in said game.

NotesEdit

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