Renault 5 GT Turbo Phase I

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Description

The second generation Renault 5, often referred to as the Supercinq (or “Superfive”), appeared in the autumn of 1984. Although the bodyshell and chassis were completely new (the platform was based on that of the larger Renault 9 and 11), familiar 5 styling trademarks were retained; styling was the work of Marcello Gandini.

A “hot hatch” version, the GT Turbo, was introduced in 1985. It used a modified four cylinder, eight-valve Cléon 1397 cc engine, a pushrod unit dating back to the 1962 original (in 1108 cc form). It was turbocharged with an air-cooled Garrett T2 turbocharger. Weighing a mere 830 kg, and producing 115 hp (85 kW), the GT Turbo had an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The car accelerated from 0–100 km/h in 7,9 seconds and could reach a top speed of 204 km/h (127 mph).

Visually, the 5 GT Turbo Phase I came with blocky plastic side skirts. Turbo lag was an issue, along with poor hot starting, and was considered rather difficult to control. The same engine was used, with similar issues, in the Renault 9 and 11 Turbos.

In 1987, the facelifted Renault 5 GT Turbo Phase II was launched.

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Model

Renault 5 GT Turbo Phase I

Production

1985-1987

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1397 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Power (hp)

115

Power (kw)

85

Power (@rpm)

@5750 rpm

Torque (Nm)

165

Torque (@rpm)

@3000 rpm

0-100km/h

7,9

Top Speed (km/h)

204 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

127 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,3

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

830 kg

Length

3591 mm

Width

1584 mm

Height

1387 mm

Wheelbase

2407 mm

Front Track

1323 mm

Rear Track

1310 mm

Boot Space

215

Tire Size

195/50 R13

Front Brakes

238 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

238 mm Disc