Renault R5 Turbo 1980 – 1986 Reserved Parking Fridge Magnet
Renault R5 Turbo 1980 – 1986 Aluminum Parking Fridge Magnet
The Renault 5 Turbo or R5 Turbo was a super high-performance automobile based on the R5. Launched at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1980, the car was primarily designed for rallying, but was also sold in a street version to comply with the FIA’s rules. A total of 4987 (turbo 1: 1820 and turbo 2: 3167) R5 Turbos were manufactured during a six-year production run. Jean Terramorsi tasked Marc Deschamps to design a new sports version of the Renault 5. The Renault 5 Turbo was built on a modified Renault 5 chassis and fitted with Renault's C-Type four-cylinder inline engine with Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection and a Garrett T3 turbocharger. A radical change was the switch to rear-wheel drive and the new engine location, which was placed behind the driver. Other changes followed, including to the suspension which would have interfered with the transmission, so a rear double wishbone and coil spring setup was installed. The Renault R5 Turbo was the most powerful French production car available at the time. Due to the naming convention, it is easy to confuse the Renault R5 Turbo with the front-wheel drive Renault 5 Gordini Turbo or GT Turbo. However, they were very different. The Renault 5 Turbo was a mid-engined homologation special built in limited numbers for Group B raylling between 1979 and 1986. In road guise, the 1.4-liter overhead-valve engine was tuned to produce around 160 horsepower, giving the R5 Turbo a 0-100 km/h time of around 7 seconds. The two-seater supercar was first seen in prototype form at the 1978 Paris Salon and made its competition debut in 1980 on the Tour de Corse, where Jean Ragnoti's works car led the event before it was forced to retire due to electrical trouble. In 1981, Ragnotti and his co-driver Jean-Marc Andrie won the Monte Carlo Rally outright for Renault and the following year Ragnotti won the Tour de Corse again. Competition increased as teams began using four-wheel drive cars so Renault responded with the more powerful Tour de Corse and Maxi Turbo variants, which aided Ragnotti in winning another Tour de Corse victory in 1985. At the close of the season, the works team retired the 5 Turbo from competition.
Perfect for all car enthusiasts that want to show their passion for their Renault R5 Turbo 1980 – 1986. Make room on the fridge and make it clear: Your Renault R5 Turbo 1980 – 1986 deserves a reserved parking spot in the middle of the other magnets. The magnet is 2” x 3” (77 x 51 mm) and is quality made of .045” Aluminum that will not fade or break. It has rounded corner and a 1/2 inch square magnet in the back. Stick it to anything you'll like, on your fridge, workbench, toolbox, or man cave board. The colors are brights, vibrants and contrast beautifully. For any car guy, this is the ideal gift to add style and show their pride, even in the middle of the kitchen.
Available in: One color style only
- Made of 0.045” (1.14 mm) Durable Aluminum Material
- Size 3" x 2" (76.2 mm x 50.8 mm)
- Water-resistant & easy to clean
- 1” backer magnet for adhesion
This product is made in the USA
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