The top ten mid-engined hatchbacks
The Veloster Midship concept has us pining for real bum-engined compacts. Click for the best…
Posted: 02 Jun 2014
RENAULT 5 TURBO
Like the Pug and Metro, this was built for homologation, but this time for Group 4 rallying (the precursor to Group B). The turbocharged 1.4-litre four-pot was moved from the front into the middle, and drive was fed to the rear wheels. And while the road going car's 160bhp doesn't sound like much, with only 970kg to lug around, the Turbo would hit 62mph in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 130mph. Which isn't half bad considering Dexy's Midnight Runners were at Number 1 when it came out.