Combining the terms turbo and electric seems like a contradiction when talking about cars. Turbo is a method of thermally supercharging a engine, injecting more fuel under pressure to increase the performance gained from combustion. And an electric car is the opposite. So There is no need to find an answer to the name of this advance in favor of the argument that Renault has shown Most recently and which will be one of the unveils at the Paris Motor Show in mid-October: the R5 Turbo 3E.
But looking at the design and hearing its name it makes more sense that they called it that. It’s nothing more and nothing less One of many tributes to the famous Renault 5 which celebrated its golden anniversary in 2022And of which the French brand will introduce a new completely electric production to the market in 2025.
The R5 Turbo 3E is also electric, but it is a concept car, intended as the most extreme version of the electric Renault 5 of the future, a car flowing without polluting emissions. Drifting is probably a form of motorsport that burns fuel simply by the fact of controlled skidding, i.e., with a controlled slip of the rear wheels, even above other competing cars, which go faster but without the “closer”. “It is necessary to move the car sideways. The rear wheels are much brighter than the front ones They show that same quality of being a car designed to push and pull out the tail with a lot of power.
concept of a Tubular structure like race carsclad in bodywork designed by “Super Designer” Gilles VidalThe father of the new Renault aesthetics arrived only in November 2020, after nearly 25 years at Citron and Peugeot.
technically, The R5 Turbo 3E is powered by a rear electric motor that delivers 380 hp along with 700 Nm of torque and weighs 980 kg.which will allow you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds or reach the maximum speed of 200 km/h. In addition it has a 42 kWh batteryand to make it more fun Mode “Operation”The turning capacity of the front axle is more than 50 degrees.
However, it is not this feature that inspired the shape of this electric concept car, but rather that a category that had a brief but very successful life in the 1980s, called silhouettes And it was characterized by having cars with large aerodynamic loads both at the front and rear, and where a hatchback car such as The Renault 5 Turbo needed a spoiler that came off the body line For similar performance to much larger vehicles like the Audi 100, BMW 323 or even a giant Peugeot 505.
Inside, the lack of camouflage and prominence among so many electronics because this is a racing car, the dashboard is also inspired by the first Renault 5.With those straight lines, large planes and trays as a way of giving it an innovative shape and fulfilling the function of the multiple storage compartments that make the model unique.
It remains only to wait until mid-October and meet in Paris Salonand how much to show R5 Turbo 3E and l. official launch ofR5. for the generation of electricitywhich is part of the new policy Total electrification that Renault has achieved by 2030. declared forAnd that includes recovering its history and giving a new life to the battery.