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How The 1980 Renault 5 Turbo Became A Legend

The R5 Turbo sported a mid-mounted turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, and unlike its ordinary counterpart which was front wheel drive, it was rear wheel drive. The R5 Turbo reached rally stardom thanks to Jean Ragnotti and found its place on our list thanks to its dramatic body kit and bulging rear fenders housing the angry little rev-happy four-banger. In this video, Sam Hancock from Petrolicious drives a 1980 Renault 5 Turbo while talking about its origins and lasting impact in the automotive world.