...asks Tom Northey, after sampling Renault's remarkable 5
Ron Wakefield on a Five that really flies
Renault's R5 Gordini
VW Golf GTi v Renault 5 Gordini v Talbot Sunbeam Ti
Dramatic if awkward-looking R5 Turbo is a homologation special to be sold soon in limited numbers. Fwd is out; engine is mid-ships driving to rear. Dash is new and stylish.
Fiat 127 Sport v Peugeot 104ZS v Renault 5 Gordini v VW Golf GTI v Vauxhall Chevette 2300HS v Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
LJK Setright on Renault's blown baby bombshell
Ford Fiesta 1.3S v Austin Metro HLS v Renault 5TS
It has the grip, performance and inspiration factor of a true exotic - but the real surprise with Renault's baby bombshell is honest-to-goodness refinement.
Graham Jones samples three mobile examples of some of the cheapest, most fiercely contested and easily prepared motor racing available - with a little help from British Saloon Car Champion, Win Percy
Renault 5TL v Talbot Samba GL v VW Polo C
Out goes the old Renault 5 Gordini; in comes a new fwd turbo-blown 5 with more performance, less noise
Renault 5 Automatic
Gordini 5 goes turbo
Colt 1.4 Turbo v Renault 5 Turbo v Mazda 323 1500GT
Renault 5TX v MG Metro v Ford Fiesta XR2 v Citroen Visa GT v Fiat 127GT
As an all or nothing driving experience, the 130mph, mid-engined Renault 5 Turbo has few peers. Now it's cheaper.
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