1983 Renault 5 T1 with Rover 3500cc V8 engine. Rescued from a dealer in the west country. Road legal and rebuilt to Rac regulations for tarmac hill climbing. Pranged car on first outing so rebuilt front end and then kept strictly for road use. Engine tuned to approx 220 bhp, car weighed in at about 900 kilos so it was pretty quick. 0 to 60 in about 4 seconds. Sadly sold car in 2004 and had not seen or heard of it until Jean Luc contacted me in 2011.The car is now in France! Turn up the volume!!!!
NEW!!! 2017 RENAULT 4
Retromania continues to rage across the motoring world, with manufacturers
referring to inspiration from classic designs to style modern technology.
The Renault 4 was originally regarded as a rather small estate at the time
of launch, however later became regarded as an early hatchback. The
front-wheel drive family car marked the first of its kind produced by the
Renault brand, which later became famous for the Renault 5, Twingo and
Clio. The 'Quatrelle' therefore is genesis for the Renault brand.
During its lifetime, the Renault 4 received very little cosmetic and
mechanical modification, aimed squarely throughout its life as an entry
level stepladder through the motoring world's glass ceiling. The final
models of 1992 equally lacked the creature comforts as did the earliest
examples, but still continued to sell strongly regardless.
Different body types did exist throughout the course of its long reign.
Initially the simple hatchback Quatrelle in addition to the less powerful
and ill-equipped R3 were available, a pick-up truck, a panel van
(Fourgonette), an off-roader (Sinpar 4x4) and a cabriolet (Plein Air). The
Fourgonette became particularly iconic in France, commonly referred to as
the Boulangerie van.
The Fourgonette van even continued on sale until 1993, becoming a common
sight across France until its replacement by the Renault Express/Extra,
based on the second generation Renault 5. Sales proved so strong, that even
following the introduction of the Renault 5 in 1972, the 4 continued in
production for further decades.
So this was the first front-wheel drive small Renault ever made, who cares?
Well millions of people worldwide associate France with many products. Most
Netcars readers will immediately recognise Champagne, Brie and the baguette
as typically French products. Also many will also recognise a French film
by its quirky and artistic structure. Similarly, certain cars become
synonymous with the French automotive industry and culture. The Citroen DS
and 2CV will forever remain architects of a formerly romantic backdrop to
Parisian and French life, whereby a man could refer to a youthful woman as
'mademoiselle' without being labelled a sexist and racial unrest was not
The Renault 4 was another pioneer of this beautiful illusion. Whether
scaling the Pyrenees mountain roads or strolling l'avenue des Champs
Elysees, the Renault 4 was home. Thousands of rusting examples still litter
the streets from the beautiful Cannes to the derriere of France around
Calais. Relics of a bygone era, most are sadly doomed to terminal rust as
their numbers are rapidly decreasing. However this increasingly rare sight
still helps to maintain a character that the current common place Peugeot
206+ and Renault Clio just don't create. The R4 also appeared in countless
films and TV series, art work, music videos and other forms of media.
The Renault 4, along with the Citroen 2CV, mobilised the masses. With an
appeal ranging from farmers to young learner drivers, from the Gendarmerie
to the local Boulangerie, a simple design became a symbol of hope and
affection across France. Furthermore, as production spanned the globe, the
appeal did similarly. The Quatrelle saw particular success in markets in
South America, including Columbia where it became a strong seller.
Renault 5 Maxi Turbo: pure sound, start up, revs and track
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here:http://davide458italia.blogspot.com/2013/02/renault-5-maxi-turbo-on-track-video.html. Full HD video 1080p.
in the video you can see a 350 hp Renault 5 Maxi turbo at the Modena racetrack. This car is a rally
car of the Group B. You can see a walkaround of the car and some details as
the engine view and interior, then start up, revs, pure sound and some
driving scenes on the track, so powerslides, high speed, accelerations,
downshift and fly bys.
You can see all the pictures of this car and read the specs here:
Nel video potete vedere una Renault 5 Maxi turbo all'Autodromo di Modena. Quest'auto fa parte
del Gruppo B del rally. Potete vedere alcuni dettagli della vettura come il
motore e gli interni, poi l'accensione del motore, alcune sgasate e sentire
il suono, poi i giri in pista, quindi passaggi ad alta velocità,
accelerazioni, derapate e scalate. Potete vedere tutte le foto dell'auto e
leggere le info qui: