Renault 5 GT Turbo
|Production||1985 to 1991|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||1.4L- I-4 -Four Cylinder|
The RENAULT 5 GT TURBO was intoduced after Peugeot debuted the chic little 250 GTi with it's Pininfarina penned lines, only the most naive of industry watchers would not have expected they responded in such devastating fashion that was not so predictable; the addition of a Garrett T 2 turbocharger to the R5 saw the diminutive Renault's breeze-block lines catapulting from standstill to 60mph in a little under 8 seconds and straight to the top of the class with a top speed of nearly 125mph. Handling for a car with so much power Wing through the front wheels is nothing short of excellent and that the whole package at the time (unsurprisingly) matches the 205 GTi costwise pound for pound in the UK. Never before has the hot hatch sports car buyer had such a choice.
From April 1985, the R5 sports version the GT Turbo came on the market designed by Marcello Gandini. This had a 1.4-liter turbo engine with initial (phase 1) 85 kW (115 hp) and a torque of 164 Nm at 3000 1 / min. From 1987 (Phase II) the power increased to 88 kW (120 hp) and the torque to 165 Nm at 3750 1 / min. The R5 GT Turbo For a long time, it was the fastest production mini-car ever built with a design speed of 201 km / h. Suspension upgrades with four-bar suspension meant that the ride height was lowered by 38 mm and 31 mm wider track, The car's steering, also uprated at 3 1⁄4 turns from lock to lock.
The interaction of the 55 kW base engine from the R5 GTL, with a Garrett T2 turbocharger and a weight of 822 kg, allowed a sprint from 0 to 100 in 7.9 seconds. The GT-turbo had major problems with the thermals due to the hot turbocharger and the relatively narrow radiator with internal oil cooler.
The GT Turbo was equipped with body plastic extensions and LM aluminium wheels as standard, the vehicles were equipped with tires of the MXV Michelin brand, the dimension 195 / 55-13. The introduction of the catalyst led Renault GT Turbo no longer produced in some countries from 1987 this is when the facel ifted Phase II was launched with improvements to reliability such as ignition system and turbo.
While the GT Turbo was mainly delivered in red,white or blue metallic and black (white and black, each with a red carpet), the dark blue version (Le Mans blue metallic) was also very popular. The Belgian company EBS also produced a convertible version in a total of which 14 were the GT
The production of the GT Turbo expired in 1991, with the release of the Clio 16V in August 1991.
The R5 GT Turbo was also designed for motorsport. Because of the constant risk of overheating this was not the case. They were used later in the Renault 5 national and international Cup when the face lifted Phase II watercooling to the turbocharger was introduced. Well-preserved models are today extremely rare and are regarded by connoisseurs as collector's vehicles.
RENAULT 5 GT TURBO Specifications.
Performance: MPH 124 0 to 60 7.9 seconds, TORQUE 121 , CC: 1397 , CYL: 4 ,S1 Phase I from 1985 85 kW (115 hp) S2 Phase II from 1987 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp)
Wheelbase:2,407 mm (94.8 in)
Length:3,591 mm (141.4 in)
Height:1,387 mm (54.6 in)