Renault R5 Turbo 3E, an electric madness as a prelude to a street car

Renault’s electrification plans for 2030, the year in which it will become a 100% electric brand, include the launch and recovery of iconic units. The arrival of Luca de Meo to the highest position of the company has been a shock. The Renault R5 Turbo E3 it is the most extreme vision of a street model that will arrive soon. A racing car born to drift in the most sustainable way in the world thanks to its 100% electric format.

Parisians are celebrating in style the 50th anniversary of one of its most special models, the Renault 5. The French utility vehicle earned more than deserved fame in its time. The most conservative versions for their great versatility and durability, while the most extreme versions conquered the wildest hearts thanks to their performance and appearance. The Renault 5 Turbo is a legend, and as such it must be remembered and honored whenever there is an occasion for it.

The racing atmosphere is carried through to an interior that pays homage to the iconic R5 Turbo 2

A few days ago we already had the first brushstrokes of the Turbo 3E as a result of a series of leaks on the net. The first logos emerged without being able to clearly contextualize them, just like the first recreations that did not know how to ascertain the radical nature of the definitive unit. Renault’s announcement leaves any speculation in nothing, because the R5 Turbo 3E is much more hyped than any of us could have imagined.

Keep in mind that this is a prototype, a show-car that will not hit the streets or anything like that, but will be used by Renault to showcase its creative capabilities as well as to expose the most radical and crazy vision of the future Renault 5 street. With a clear symbolism regarding the Turbo 2, the Turbo 3E goes one step further. From the house they refer to the virtual world and video games as inspiration for this creation that at some point we should see doing crazy things in the purest Ken Block style.

The back view couldn’t be more extreme. The huge rear spoiler is the most striking

Born for drifting, the performance of the R5 Turbo 3E is nothing to exaggerate. Under that spectacular body hides an electric drive with rear motor that generates 380 hp and an incredible 700 Nm of torque. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.5 seconds, it is capable of reaching a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour. With a 42 kWh capacity battery, fun is guaranteed for a long time, as evidenced by the front axle with more than 50 degrees of turning capacity.

Soon the Renault R5 Turbo 3E will soon abandon the virtual to show itself in the real world. The jewel in the electric crown will be the main protagonist of the Renault stand at the next Paris show that will open its doors on October 17. Before that date it will be exhibited at the Chantilly elegance contest on September 25. It is more than likely that at some point we will be able to see him in motion doing some of the crazy things that we all expect from him.

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