The R5 Turbo 3E is a stunning all-electric concept automobile built for drifting as a tribute to Renault's 50th anniversary. The concept automobile will be displayed during the Paris Motor Show beginning on October 17. Following its participation in the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, Rétromobile Motor Show, Le Mans Classic, and the reveal of the Renault 5 Diamant concept car, the R5 Turbo 3E will have its international premiere on September 25 at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2022 competition.
This 100% idea also pays homage to the R5's most iconic sports versions, the Renault 5 Turbo and Turbo 2. The electric vehicle is known as the R5 TURBO 3E. (3 after Turbo 2 and E for electric).
The Renault 5 Prototype, like the R5 Turbo 3E, is an example of the brand's electric reincarnation of its iconic flagships.
This rendition of the Renault 5 Turbo2 is purposefully flashy, and the performance is outstanding. The Renault electric car is on show at Chantilly Arts&Elegance as a great blend of futuristic car and fashion. The driver of the R5 Turbo 3E will wear costumes designed by La Fameuse, a fashion designer who has earned a reputation for himself by changing current garments into unusual, sporty, and attractive outfits. The uniforms include new vintage versions of Renault's historic insignia and colors.
The Renault R5 Turbo E3 is a pure drifter, all-electric, and rear-wheel drive, designed for performance and track driving. It is a two-seater, just like its renowned predecessor. The driveline is at the back, with two electric motors and the batteries in the center under the floor.
The Renault 5 Turbo E3 is built on a tubular chassis with a flat base and Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile-approved anti-roll bars (FIA). The engine produces 280 kW (equivalent to 380 hp) of total power and 700 Nm of instant torque.
This latest generation R5 Turbo 2 accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds (3.9 seconds in Drift mode) and has a top speed of 200 km/h. Its 42 kWh battery has enough power for multiple laps around the track or a furious gym pounding. In drifting mode, the car has a steering angle of 50 degrees or more, making it easier to dodge obstructions.
The Renault R5 Turbo E3 electric car has multiple mounting brackets for cameras inside and outside to film the car's performance - ideal for obtaining the most incredible shots of the car's drifting potential.
"A piece of art with exaggerated lines, inspired by the world of video games, and with hints of Renault 5 and Renault 5 Turbo, exterior and interior," stated the brief to the design team.
And the outcome is fantastic! The bonnet, doors, and cockpit are all the same shape as before, but this time the body is composed of carbon fiber. It also has a redesigned version of the Turbo 2's distinctive rear fenders air intakes. It measures 2 meters broad (25 centimeters wider than its predecessor), 4 meters long, and 1.3 meters tall. The massive rear spoiler keeps the car on the ground even during the most extreme sliding.
The massive air intakes on the front bumper of the R5 TURBO 3E cool the engine and add downforce. The three vertical portions are evocative of the bumper of the Renault 5 Turbo 2. The square fog lights seem similar to "back in the day," but there are now four, each with 16 LEDs.
There are also pink, blue, and yellow LED strips front and back that flash when the car moves, giving it a video game feel from the 1980s and 1990s. Finally, the plexiglass windows are pink, and the rear left has a sticker with the inscription "La vie en rose."
The electric vehicle is the polar opposite of nostalgia; it is contemporary. The battery charging port, for example, is housed in the air intakes on the bonnet, a homage to the Renault 5 Turbo 2. The concept car's electric mechanism may also be seen via the transparent components.
The interior of the R5 TURBO 3E display car is modern, with influences from motorsport, video games, and, of course, the Renault 5 and Renault 5 Turbo 2 symbols.
Collaboration with Sabelt resulted in carbon fiber seats, seat belts, and steering wheel. The handbrake lever, a staple of drifter cars, is 'pop yellow' and is situated in the center of the center console. The same yellow color is intertwined with pink to lend glitz to the gray and black plaid - checkered cloth - on the seats and dashboard. In turn, the tartan creates a visual effect based on the Renault logo. The steering wheel hub also has a logo that lights up this time. These bright features stand out against the black cork and Alcantara floor that lines the top of the dashboard and door panels.
The dashboard of the R5 TURBO 3E features ten digital screens. They function as widgets, resemble Pixel Art and Glitch Art, and appear to have jumped out of time. The driver must push the "Free play" button on the center console to start the car. Similarly, the other driving modes have been dubbed "Turbo" (for drifting), "Track invader" (for gaming), "Donut" (for 360° spins), and so forth.
A teddy bear named Drifty is the last hint that suggests the R5 Turbo 3E isn't too serious. There to calm drivers and passengers overwhelmed by the concept of the car's might.
The R5 TURBO 3E exhibition car is not only a real car but also a historical capsule. Its digital double player is available in Web3 virtual games. A collection of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) will be available around the vehicle, and those who hold these digital assets will be granted exclusive privileges and prizes.
The Renault 5 Turbo E3 electric car will be on exhibit at Renault's pavilion at the 2022 Paris Motor Show after the event in Chantilly (from October 17 to 23).