Renault has uncovered their Renault R5 Turbo 3E, expecting to bring a modern electric drivetrain and aggressive modern styling to an old platform.
The first thing the average American considers while you raise French products is high class, luxury, and elegance, yet the model Renault R5 Super 3E is the exact opposite. This drift missile isn’t a Louis Vuitton handbag; it’s a French rendition of a Subaru STI, complete with going with NFT, “video game inspired design,” and a paint design suggestive of the doppler effect.
For those new, the Renault R5 Turbo was Renault’s hot lid they sold for decades. It not just rivaled any semblance of the Volkswagen GTI, Mini Cooper, and Fiat/Abarth products of now is the right time, yet it defined French performance hatchbacks (sorry, not sorry, Peugeot).
While the brand recently deserted the vehicle and its tamer Renault 5 sibling, they are currently hoping to once again introduce it as an electric vehicle, one that they trust will be their “flagship model of the brand” and “[electrify] its history to better prepare its all-electric future in Europe by 2030.”
The idea vehicle has the hacks to go with its bold design. A dual motor system moves the vehicle’s rear wheels and is powered by a 42kWh battery, likewise positioned in the back between the motors. The motors make a combined 380 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, permitting the small hatchback to rocket from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 125mph.
Other than these astounding specifications, the hatch defines itself with its innumerable camera mounts and aggressive aerodynamics. As though you hadn’t already seen, the back of the vehicle is dominated by a gigantic back wing, supplemented by side-mounted back air ducts and a huge back diffuser. Front and center is a comparable story. An enormous front splitter and a trio of front air ducts imply that the car has the aerodynamics of a block of swiss cheese.
Yet, this car is more than the sum of its parts. It means that the eventual future of Renault. The brand is forceful with its 2030 finished electrification goal, and this peculiarly aggressive performance hatch shows they are serious about moving forward. Consider me invigorated for the upcoming Renault 5 production version.