1980s Hot Hatchback Heaven: Petrolicious Covers the Renault 5 Turbo 2

Don’t discount the French when it comes to legendary hot hatches.

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Japan has the Civic Type R, Germany has the Golf GTI, and France has this: the Renault 5 Turbo 2. In a world of hot hatches, the French tend to be disregarded when it comes to recognizability and “legacy” but in fact, the hardcore drivers regard Renault’s contributions with equal or even greater influence to the “common” choices in small compact performance three-doors. The R5 Turbo 2 is one stellar example; its quirky boxy shape and wide-body looks made it iconic to enthusiasts, while its peppy performance kept with the rivals. Petrolicious releases its latest video journal of the legendary ’80s hatchback, with a heartwarming story of its owner Christophe discovering and falling in love with it before ultimately finding the one in the video above.

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