The mid-engined hatchback is a ridiculous proposition, but maybe less so for someone born and raised in Le Mans. He drives a 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 2 with the joie de vivre that only a Frenchman could mustre.
The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed has come and gone, and as usual, it didn't disappoint. We recap some of the best scenes from this year's event.
When amateur spy shots first surfaced of a little blue hatchback roaring down the streets of Madrid, we thought it might be a Renault 5 revival – the sky blue city car did have a big "5" written on its doors, after all. Turns out, though, that it is the TwinFun, followup to the recently unveiled Twin'Z and the final offering in Renault's six-stage concept car cycle.
Renault has exceptional plans for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, bringing six classic cars, four Formula One cars from this year's season and three current offerings. It will also be showing off two brand-new concepts, one of them gasoline-powered and another that's purely electric, and it's possible that the ICE concept has been spotted in Madrid on a video shoot. If so, it would be appear to be a fresh take on the Eighties-era Renault 5 that would look very nice next to the 1984 Renau