This little bugger is probably the only thing ever produced by the French that gets me excited. What you are seeing is a 1986 Renault R5 Turbo 2 that is up for sale over at Two Seats or Less. Produced by Renault back in the early 1980’s the R5 Turbo was built specifically for rally racing. With a rear engine and rear drive configuration, and a mill that could put out between 185 bhp to 300 bhp, the R5 was as fast as it was flickable.
Seeing a Renault R5 Turbo is a very rare sight, but seeing one for sale is even rarer. This particular car is a Stage 1 unit that produces 185 bhp, is street legal, as well as California emissions compliant. It’s also shod with all the go fast performance visuals such as Sparco racing seats and no less than six fog lights (very badass btw). The price on this bad boy: $29,500. Now, some may think that that is steep for a 24 year old, 185 hp frog machine. Me, if I had the cash I plunk it down immediately as this is one of those rare beasties that would make you grin from ear to ear from the moment you set foot in it.