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58026 Renault 5 Turbo real car reference

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The Renault 5 Turbo is a classic rally racer, in it's time so powerful that it (and the other Group B cars) eventually got banned. Of course Tamiya had to make one... The Renault 5 Turbo or R5 Turbo is a high-performance hatchback automobile that was designed for rallying, but was also sold in road-going guise. The factory pushed the engine output up to 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) for the Critérium des Cévennes, 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) for the Tour de Corse, and possibly as much as 350 PS (257 kW; 345 hp) in the Maxi 5 Turbo Driven by Jean Ragnotti the R5 Turbo won the Monte Carlo Rally on its first outing in the World Rally Championship. The 2WD R5 turbo soon faced the competition of new Group B four-wheel drive cars that proved faster on dirt. However, it remained among the fastest of its era on tarmac where it was highly successful.
 
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