The base model of the Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi, was first released back in 1972. This vehicle model is a compact FF car with a naturally aspired four cylinder engine. The Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi is simply a masterpiece of a utility vehicle, with a 92hp engine and smooth riding capabilities, making it a best-seller.
About The Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi
Back in 1973, after the Alpine A110 did not win it’s race, Renault’s sheer enthusiasm to get back into into rally racing began to grow. This made the Renault manufacturers and team even more determined to create a race winning vehicle, thus together they aimed to develop a Group 3 vehicle, The Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi.
To enhance the new vehicle’s performance, both the car’s engine and the transmission were moved to the back seats, and was changed to a mid ship layout. The Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi went through a complete make over, from an FF masterpiece utility vehicle, to a rear wheel drive at the Dieppe Alpine Factory.
The vehicle’s vertical engine was supplied by a Garret T3 turbo charger and at 6,000rpm, overall the model generated 160ps. The Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi required a larger air intake to cool the engine and the radiator placed in the rear. To accommodate the vehicle’s larger rear tires, a characteristic blister fender was also used.
The manufacturers also used particular technologies when creating the new vehicle, such as, the coil spring which gained high marks with Alpine A310. The suspension of the Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi was greatly improved, from the Alpine A110. The new race car weighed only 970kg, and the was capable of reaching 0-60 mph in just 7.1 seconds and recorded approximately 200 km per hour.
As soon as the Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi’s production begun in the early 1980’s, it reached a total of 400 cars produced, the minimum number of approval. By the year of 1983, a total of 1,300 models were produced by Renault. From 1983, the car became the basic edition, The 5 Turbo2 Maxi. Before the production of the model ended in 1986, a total of 5,007 vehicles were produced.
Different from the earlier version, the Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi’s body is constructed out of steel and not aluminium. When this Renault model was created a range of colour and shade variations were made available to customers. The design of indicators for Turbo 2 is simpler compared to turbo 1 which had a unique symmetrical design.
The Turbo2 Maxi was originally developed to participate in Group 3, however, the vehicle ended up as a Group 4 model. From the years of 1981 (Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo), up to the Rally Championship (Pally of Portugal) in 1986 Renault finally reached success with their latest model, and accumulated a total of four wins.
The Renault 5 Turbo2 Maxi is a true racing legend and a vehicle many car lovers, and admirers know of. Today, the 5 Turbo2 Maxi is available from certain car auctioneers, although this model is a rare find, as only 200 Maxi’s were built. Renault’s sheer successes with this particular racing model have been reflected throughout car history, as this vehicle continues to inspire automotive designers, creators and racers to this day. For more info please visit https://bhauction.com/en/private-sales/1985-renault-5-turbo2-maxi