Mondial Paris 2022 – Renault R5 Turbo 3E, the diamond explodes

Renault manufactures cars for everyone, but the diamond brand has been cultivating a certain art of more or less sassy sports cars for many decades. If the current range of the French manufacturer unfortunately only includes the aging – but still very effective – Mégane RS for lovers of cars to drive, Renault has dared to sell in the past machines as crazy as the Clio V6 (2000-2005) or more recently, the extremist Trophy R versions of the Mégane. But in this long history of the most cheeky Renaults, the 5 Turbo marketed between 1980 and 1985 holds quite a bit of it. Before definitively letting Alpine occupy the sporting scene and as a final tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of the Renault 5, the brand is lifting the veil this morning on the R5 Turbo 3E.

Do not see any connection with the future Renault 5 electric series, expected for next year: this electric R5 has absolutely nothing compatible with the world of current city cars. Designed on the basis of a special tubular chassis, it has a body in the shape of a “restomod” of the R5 Turbo 2. It measures just over four meters long but above all 2.02 meters wide because of its wings. enlarged rears, roughly the figure of a Lamborghini Aventador. The chassis weighs 980 kg to which must be added the 520 kg of the lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 42 kWh, installed at floor level at the rear. The latter powers two electric motors, each driving one wheel of the rear axle, developing a total power of 380 horsepower for 700 Nm of torque. Are you afraid for motor skills? Don’t worry, this little electric monster was specially designed to slide. Able to shoot down the 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds, it has a Drift mode and can steer its wheels at more than 50 degrees of angle like the specially prepared machines that we see in specialized competitions.

The official press release includes a long passage devoted to the design of the outfits of the driver and a model who will be dressed to parade alongside the R5 Turbo 3E at the Chantilly Concours d’Elegance this Sunday, September 25, but also to the NFT collection. that Renault will offer to buy online. Renault tells us about “Web3”, blockchains and an adaptation to the “codes of its time”. Allow me to retain in all these basely marketing language elements only one interesting element: the car can be driven virtually in video games. After Chantilly, the R5 Turbo 3E will be exhibited on the Renault stand at the Paris Motor Show. And we, we would dream of seeing Jean Ragnotti do something silly at the wheel to see if he can take as much pleasure as with his old R5 Turbo…

Caradisiac, partner of the Paris Motor Show

As in 2018, Caradisiac is once again a partner in 2022 of the Mondial de l’Auto which will take place in Paris from October 17 to 23. The Caradisiac editorial team will thus be relocated to its own stand for the duration of the show to analyze, dissect, photograph and film all the new models. And this will of course also be an opportunity for you to come, as you are used to, to meet our journalists. Which new or used car to buy? They will answer all your questions. Until then, we will give you on Caradisiac all the information that we could have obtained from the manufacturers on their new models.

Useful information

Where : Paris Exhibition Center, Porte de Versailles

When ? From Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 October (day reserved for the press on Monday 17)

What hours? From Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22: from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day; Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The testing of novelties will take place at the show from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

How many ? Two differentiated rates between the week and the weekend for adults (16 € and 20 €); for children aged 7 to 17: €8 and €10 (i.e. 50% reduction).

Free entry for children under 7 years old

Comment ? By taking tickets by connecting to Purchase also possible at the reception desks in Pavilion 5.1 (depending on the number of places remaining)