Electric hatchback loads: r5 turbo

Renault pays homage to its retro cars from the 1980s by releasing the “R5 Turbo” again. The 2022 overhaul of the R5 Turbo, however, opts for an electric transmission to replace the original 1.4-L ICE. The modern iteration of the R5 Turbo, to avoid confusion, is titled “R5 Turbo 3E”.

The R5 Turbo 3E features dual electric motors, with one motor attached to either side of the rear axle. When combined, both engines deliver a total of 375 horsepower measured to the rear axle. In terms of real-world performance, the R5 Turbo 3E reaches a top speed of 124 mph and 0-62 acceleration in just 3.5 seconds, which is fast even for an electric car.

Regarding range and battery, Renault said the vehicle is powered by a 42 kilowatt-hour battery. However, the company hasn’t made any claims on range or longevity, as the company has yet to officially announce detailed vehicle specifications. The Renault R5 Turbo 3E will be presented at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2022 competition.

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