Hammond's icons: Renault 5 GT Turbo
See what Richard thinks of the wayward eighties teenager's choice...
Posted: 22 May 2013
By 1990, the turbo was water-cooled, and a new ignition system released an extra 500rpm, meaning more whooshes and hoots from under the bonnet and greater chances to enjoy the lateral grip from this stroppy, shouty, but bright, little puppy. Few modern hot hatches can get near the sense of barely restrained, joyous hooliganery that the little Renault gives, and I, for one, could live with one very, very happily.