Violent harbinger of reborn R5
Renault will launch an electric car inspired by the 5 in 2024, a brand new model that it looks forward to in a special way with a very intense concept car. This is the Renault R5 Turbo 3E with 380 electric horsepower on the rear wheels.
In 2021, Renault already gave a fairly concrete preview of a new electric hatchback, inspired by the R5 and Supercinq, which will be launched around 2024 with the 5 Prototype. If you go to the Paris Motor Show in October, you will encounter a very intense preview of the new electric 5: this R5 Turbo 3E.
The Renault R5 Turbo 3E should be seen as a kind of homage to the Renault 5 Turbo and Turbo 2. Like its distant ancestors, the Renault R5 Turbo 3E is a rear-wheel drive, although what drives the wheels in this concept car is of course completely different. The R5 Turbo 3E has no blown 1.4 or 1.5 behind the front seats. Instead, each rear wheel is driven by an electric motor. Those two electric motors together are good for a power that the primal 5’s could only have dreamed of. The heavily spoilered colossus is 380 hp and 700 Nm strong. The car zooms to a speed of 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. Its top speed: 200 km/h.
The intense spoiler work doesn’t survive the transition to the production stage, yet there are things about Renault R5 Turbo 3E that are, in a way, indicative of what you’ll see on, on or in the final electric R5. Renault mentions a 42 kWh battery. In addition, the design of the interior – if you consider the arsenal of sporty extras such as the roll cage and the sports seats – is undoubtedly partly based on the cockpit that you will see in the production-ready R5.
The R5 Turbo 3E is almost exactly 4 meters long. Note that this includes the rear spoiler. The regular R5 will be a bit shorter. The distance between the front and rear axles is 2.54 meters and you will probably also see that wheelbase under the R5 that you can actually buy in a few years. What goes completely the other side of the reality spectrum is the Drift Mode with which Renault has equipped its attention grabber. In that mode, the car has a steering angle of more than 50 degrees and that means that you can undoubtedly go wrong with it.
It is clear that Renault has got the retro taste. The brand does not only come up with a modern interpretation of the 5, but also with a new and also fully electrically powered 4. We were able to show you the patent drawings of that car earlier, so we know that the 4 is more of a crossover-like is becoming. The Renault R5 Turbo 3E will make its public debut in October in Paris. There Renault also shows a show car that gives away more about the upcoming reborn 4.
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