Yet another Renault Turbo 2 has been put up for auction on eBay. Check out this 1984 Renault R5 Turbo 2 for sale in Georgia:
quote from seller’s eBay listing:
1984 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Street/Track. Beautifully restored and ready for tearing up the twisties. Originally imported and Federalized by Sun International and then further developed for SCCA competition.
Complete Restoration with minimal miles
Only SCCA legal R5 Turbo in U.S. (so I’m told)
260HP Rogers Racing TVTV Engine-Leakdown less than 5% on all cylinders 2/3/09
Pierre Ferry large capacity intercooler
Water and oil cooled blueprinted turbo with separate oil cooling (Earl’s radiator)
4:11 LSD transaxle
Renault Sport race clutch
Group B Renault Sport suspension
Bilstein adjustable coilovers front & rear
Polyurethane Suspension Bushings
Earl’s Oil Cooler
All Steel Braided Lines (oil, clutch, brake, fuel)
Group B frame braces and chassis modifications
SCCA legal cage
Safety Devices 15G fuel cell
Exceptional performance is generated by the light weight of the car, the modified engine, and the 4:11 LSD. The combination of a stiffened chassis and the Group B suspension make for flat cornering with controllable but large amounts of power on oversteer…an absolute riot to drive!
The Rogers Racing TVTV engine has been completely blueprinted, has steel cylinder liners, a specially modified high lift camshaft, heavy duty valve springs, head modifications, and a modified fuel and ignition system. Leakdown was just checked (2/3/09) and the leakage was less than 5% on all cylinders.
This car is obviously far from stock, but looks like it has some well thought out improvements to make it a strong track day candidate.
I know there are several subscribers who have their eyes open for a T2. If I had spotted this one a bit sooner, I would’ve offered to check it out as I’m currently on vacation in Atlanta. Next time fellas 😉
Update: This listing is very out of date. Why not check out one of these R5’s on eBay right now: