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Wednesday 04 November 2015 by Groupe Renault - Cars

RENAULT 5 GT TURBO: 30 YEARS, REALLY?

Looking at a Renault 5 GT Turbo today, it’s hard to believe the model dates back 30 years. And the disbelief only intensifies when you’re behind the wheel. But it’s true enough: though the Renault Sport name had not yet been coined, the genetic material for Renault’s future sports line was already taking shape back in the eighties

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Thursday 13 August 2015 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Renault 5, Supercar of the seventies and eighties

Up to the early seventies, the French market for small cars was pretty much split between the Renault 4 and the 2CV from Citroën. In 1967, Pierre Dreyfus (Renault boss from 1955 to 1975) asked his engineers to come up with a small car addressing the broadest possible spectrum of the population. The mission was expressed in terms resembling an incantation. The new car should be a“voiture à vivre”: “a car for all seasons, for holidays and for work, for weekdays and for weekends, for town and for country”. When it appeared in 1972, the Renault 5 met these high expectations, proving hugely successful with its innovative design and a sense of practicality unheard of at the time.

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