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Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider

I am very proud to have this beautiful Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider on my website. It’s a remarkable example of the car, you only need to glance over the pictures to see and realise that.. but I guarantee you’ll spend more than half an hour going over all the pictures I have here. Also be sure to check out the restoration page I’ve put together of this car.

It’s truly amazing how much attention this car gets everywhere you go, you get people young and old smiling, pointing and waving at you, there’s a genuine sense of appreciation surrounding this car. Some people even stop in their tracks to watch you drive by, you even get the odd thumbs up and smile from the police!..it probably reminds them of the days when every other night they were pulling one of these or a Cosworth over!

Old people love it because it’s a beautifully restored and tastefully modified classic car. Kids love it because of the colour, looks and sound it makes. To car enthusiasts like me and most likely you, we yearn to have it because its one of the best examples of a Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider out there. We know what these cars are all about, and girls love it because its “cute” and “quirky”. So much win.I’ve also been fortunate enough to drive it and it’s such a pleasure to drive. The best way to describe it is “nippy” and “responsive”. After driving my Volvo, you can really feel the weight and size of it sometimes, where as the Renault 5 is like a little shoe.

The 1.4 turbo is great aswell. It feels like the power of a 2.0l N/A engine, except it’s still small and light. It’s like instant response when you put your foot down, the clutch is nice and light and the brakes stop it on a penny. The car never understeers when powering out of a corner either, if anything it tucks in more, no body roll to talk about and insta-direction change. The steering wheel really is connected to the wheels, Saying its fun to drive is an understatement.As you probably know by now, a big part of cars for me is how it sounds. This ticks all the boxes. A throaty exhaust note, accompanied by a gradual turbo spool and an external wastegate. EVERY time you put your foot down, you get butterflies in your stomach. It’s that momentary excitement as the turbo spools and the sound builds, accompanied by a nice side plate of acceleration. It’s constantly accelerating when the turbo is spooling and on boost. The feeling is fantastic, who could’ve imagined a 1.4 could be so much fun?

It’s definitely loud and proud, but not at all annoying or intrusive if you’re just taking it easy. The leather seats are lovely and comfortable to sit in aswell, it’s not a GT car but you wouldn’t mind a long journey in it, thats for sure. This is where you start to see the advantage of the Ktec low temperature switch if you’re stuck in traffic. These cars developed a reputation for overheating. You don’t have to worry here. It’s spot on.

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Alas, another opportunity to own a stunning car has passed me by, but whoever gets this will be over the moon, see all the pictures and pages below, and check out the for sale page to see the full spec.

  1. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider Feature
  2. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider For Sale Page
  3. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Restoration Pictures
  4. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Completed Pictures
  5. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Sales Review

 

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