RENAULT 5 TURBO - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Feb 7, 2019
  • What do you get when you take a boxy little hatchback, replace the backseat with a high-performance engine, and add a turbo? You get one of the most badass pieces of automotive engineering thought up by the French. Join James as he explores the history of the Renault 5 Turbo!
    Hosted by James Pumphrey
    Edited by Colby Mann & Spencer Huff
    Animation by Raghav Arumugam
    Written by Sarah Fairfield
    Directed by Jesse Wood

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  • Jack _
    Jack _ 3 days ago

    Renault 5 Turbo is in the kool kids klub no matter how slow it is against others.

  • Bmx Rider
    Bmx Rider 6 days ago

    There is actually a six wheeled Renault 5 turbo

  • José Luis Echevarria

    Awesome channel dude u guy's r the best.😎 can't u do a episode of the mazda 323

  • Paul white
    Paul white 9 days ago

    Only the yanks could call an escort a compact . It's a regular sized saloon car any place in the world that didn't fit 500 cubic inch engines to supermarket trolley s

  • shaneweightman
    shaneweightman 9 days ago

    I had a modified r5 turbo, with loads of highly tuned parts bolted on , went like stink up to 120 , mph 0 to 60 in 4.5 ,, was quick for 20 yrs ago cheers Shane uk 🇬🇧

  • Mário Nunes
    Mário Nunes 13 days ago

    PEUGEOT 205 T16 - GRUPO B - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Mário Nunes
    Mário Nunes 13 days ago

    PEUGEOT 205 T16 - GRUPO B - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed ;)

  • Jacob James
    Jacob James 13 days ago

    My neighbors had a Le Car. It was a bizarre little car.

  • John Sekhar
    John Sekhar 14 days ago

    Clio V6?

  • GreekPhoenix 1997
    GreekPhoenix 1997 14 days ago

    Can't wait for the video anor Peugeot and Citroen

  • Mino Assal
    Mino Assal 14 days ago

    Ça, c'est épique

  • megunded
    megunded 15 days ago

    thank you for that episode , my first car was a r 5 gt turbo ....what a great fun car .
    and thank you for mentioning my all time favorite rally driver jean ragnotti
    a beast at the wheels and one of the best fwd drivers of all time

  • Vortex 23
    Vortex 23 16 days ago

    Carlos sainz’ dad looks just like him 😂

  • Randystudio217
    Randystudio217 18 days ago +1

    I'm 1:15 in and this guy is just TRYING TOO HARD

  • Stevie Jo
    Stevie Jo 22 days ago

    I love the wide body kit looks great

  • xn0
    xn0 28 days ago

    I hear "hrsprs" pronounced like this once again, I'm gonna kill my neighbors weiner dog.

  • Dat Boii
    Dat Boii 29 days ago

    dude is high asf

  • Gee A
    Gee A Month ago

    Sick car. Wish I'd kept my ewen8

  • theonewiththeflute
    theonewiththeflute Month ago

    You know, there is a reason why Renault logo looks like a scissor jack.

  • a man with no name
    a man with no name Month ago +1

    Is this the same Renault that made the renault FT-17?

  • Manipulation Station

    Love it ,wish they would import Renault to the U.S. Definitely where the Clio V6 came from.

  • Tommy Hallum
    Tommy Hallum Month ago

    Are those v4's or inline?

    • Tommy Hallum
      Tommy Hallum 28 days ago

      I assumed this but you never know I've seen v4s before. Thanks for the reply.

    • bram v
      bram v 28 days ago

      Tommy Hallum inline 4

  • baptoow
    baptoow Month ago

    Very cool video thanks. You've got to talk about Sebastien Loeb in WRC is our pride and Citroen is one of the coolest Car company :)

  • Fabian Arroyo
    Fabian Arroyo Month ago

    Dude!! Not only very informative but holy shit.... hilarious!! Well done! I really love the videos you guys make!

  • Shebe b
    Shebe b Month ago

    10 inches

  • triumphalerdarkshadow 18

    „Never say never again“ isn’t a real James Bond movie

  • Alexandre Azéma
    Alexandre Azéma Month ago

    french powerrrrrrr ;)

  • Michael Teret
    Michael Teret Month ago

    How about the Peugeot 205 Turbo?

  • superDule123
    superDule123 Month ago

    Why do you shout so loud man? Wth is wrong with you? I like your stories and videos, but damn, keep that voice down pls!

  • Carlos Krueger
    Carlos Krueger Month ago

    ...Is it Called Cinq or Sacs.??

  • Bojidar Georgiev
    Bojidar Georgiev Month ago


  • ItzMau5 #rekt
    ItzMau5 #rekt Month ago

    Do the nissan march Super turbo!!!!

  • Ivan Nicolas
    Ivan Nicolas Month ago +1

    Cover Toyota vios

  • Mehmet Emre Müderrisoğlu

    Bilmemen ayıııp 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  • Bwab Gaming 702
    Bwab Gaming 702 Month ago

    😂😂😂 that skunk though
    Really though, no wonder everybody in the US of A hated that Renault 5

  • Bipolarbear 4873
    Bipolarbear 4873 Month ago

    The maxi turbo

  • mastgmc
    mastgmc Month ago

    Covert the toyota corolla rally and the citroen rally cars

  • Patrick Mike
    Patrick Mike Month ago

    I am a sexually aggressive skunk 😂💀

  • Gareth Lunn
    Gareth Lunn Month ago

    Your not saying Renault correct

  • Sean Gavin
    Sean Gavin Month ago +7

    You need to cover
    1. Cossie Escort
    2. Vauxhall Lotus Carlton
    2. Any mental group B rally car

  • Dalibor Rekic
    Dalibor Rekic Month ago

    PS my granpa Just bought the maxi 2 dayz ago

  • Dalibor Rekic
    Dalibor Rekic Month ago

    Quattro is an true rally monster as well as a wellworthy legend

  • Dalibor Rekic
    Dalibor Rekic Month ago

    If you want too see alot of golf mk2s Come too Serbia

  • Dalibor Rekic
    Dalibor Rekic Month ago

    Im at the xtra thing and i know about Renault 5 turbo maxi it got twin broders in the back

  • Chris
    Chris Month ago

    Didn't think you got French cars in America tbh

  • Julian Franco
    Julian Franco Month ago


  • Alin Sporea
    Alin Sporea Month ago

    Makes video about CLIO RS our french rocket .

  • The GTE Channel
    The GTE Channel Month ago

    VTec Just kicke.... Oh this one is not about a Honda, sorry!

  • Ho Ting Ng
    Ho Ting Ng Month ago +1

    R5 turbo:5 speed manual with turbo and rwd

  • MLTAlliance
    MLTAlliance Month ago


  • Annie Belanger
    Annie Belanger Month ago +5

    It's always funny to see Americans talk our langage

  • Sherman Rzepnick
    Sherman Rzepnick 2 months ago

    Dude, the car is perfect for group B and ground roads. However it's unpredictable when you are riding fast through curves after the rain. Renault is pretty wild and if the things gone bad you are out of the road. Good rally car for States road and highways. Quite dangerous for European curvy roads.

  • Michael Eatherly
    Michael Eatherly 2 months ago

    What about a up to speed on a Suzuki "Escudo"

  • Alan Haigh
    Alan Haigh 2 months ago +2

    I love these cars. My dad owned a Renault garage and had a 5 turbo putting out 260bhp in the early 90's such a cool car.

  • worldcitizenB
    worldcitizenB 2 months ago

    You do a video about the Renault Clio V6.

  • Shinigami
    Shinigami 2 months ago

    I was so pissed when i found out GTSport didnt have the Renault5

  • Shinigami
    Shinigami 2 months ago +2

    Hm. I always thought Alpine was their own company, had no clue it was apart of Renault

    • Álvaro S.
      Álvaro S. Month ago +1

      It was like Abarth on Fiat. In fact, Alpine developed competition chassis while Gordini made the engines

  • Bill Trumper
    Bill Trumper 2 months ago

    What about the Merkur xr4ti

  • Patricio Andres Muñoz Lopez

    205 T16 now please we aren't all from the usa FFS

  • Rok Strojin
    Rok Strojin 2 months ago

    Renault 5 baccara is the best