Renault 5 Maxi Turbo 

  • built in France
  • 1984
  • 1.4L
Renault’s surprising answer to this Ferrari-powered supercar was an urban supermini, its hugely successful Five chosen as the unlikely basis for small, light and ferociously fast new mid-engined weapon.
The idea was to move its engine from the front to the middle of the car to improve its traction and handling.

Data points Key details of the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

Engine size

5 Maxi Turbo
1,397 cc
7,993 cc

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Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
The Renault Five Maxi Turbo scored its maiden win on the 1981 Monte Carlo rally, and remained a potent force until the all-wheel drive Group B cars arrived.
By the mid ‘70s the sun had finally set on the Alpine A110’s glittering rally career, Renault’s rival Lancia dominating the scene with its mid-engined Stratos.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Renault
Type of car Production car
Year 1984


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,397 cc
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 2.99 in / 3.03 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,230 lb
Width 69 in
Height 52.1 in
Length 144.3 in
Wheelbase 95.7 in
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