Video: This is How You Drive a Renault 5 Maxi Turbo!

While the road-going Renault 5 Turbo is pretty slow compared to modern-day hot hatchbacks, its bold design and massively flared arches still make it eye-catching to this day. In rally specification, it is even more sensational, particularly in Maxi Turbo guise as driven by French driver Jean Ragnotti.


As a matter of fact, this particular Renault 5 Maxi Turbo walked away with victory at the 29th Tour De Corse in 1985 with Ragnotti behind the wheel. For this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Frenchman was reunited with the car and showed amazed fans just how capable the screaming rally car is.

In fact, when speeding down the circuit, Ragnotti managed to perform three rather insane 360-degree spins before continuing on his way without even breaking a sweat.

In this spec, it is believed that the Renault 5 Turbo is pumping out as much as 345 hp from its tiny 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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