Renault CEO Luca de Meo suggests funding a production R5 Turbo 3E could be trickier than laying the technical groundwork

new renault r5 turbo 3e could become production reality via crowdfunding

Renault boss Luca de Meo says he wants to build a roadgoing version of the company’s stunning 5 Turbo 3E electric concept car – but that funding the project is now more of a challenge than finding a technical solution for it.

The Turbo 3E has made its public debut at the Paris motor show – a tribute, de Meo says, to the 50th anniversary of the original Renault 5. In effect based on an Andros Trophy ice-racer spaceframe chassis, the wild concept packs a pair of electric motors at the rear for a total output of 375bhp.

During Renault’s official press conference, de Meo revealed that the firm “has almost found a way of making it work” and said that he could envisage watching the car being driven by a “new Ragnotti” [a reference to French rally legend Jean Ragnotti] over a famous Monte Carlo Rally stage like the Col de Turini.

new renault r5 turbo 3e could become production reality via crowdfunding

Speaking to Auto Express, de Meo insisted that he was “absolutely serious” about the idea of a production run. “We’ve almost found the technical solution,” he said, “although without things like the roll cage, etc. But now the issue [is] to find the money to push for it. We have to wait and see – maybe if things continue to go well or go better than expected, it could happen. Or maybe I look to crowdfunding as a way of finding the money for it.”

De Meo issued a public challenge to motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, to create rally rules that would allow even a homologation-special version of the Turbo 3E to compete. “We know it needs a change in the regulations,” he said.

It’s not clear how any extreme Renault version of the forthcoming 5 EV would sit in its hierarchy with Alpine’s widely anticipated take on the baby hatchback.

Now read more about the upcoming Renault R5…

Keyword: New Renault R5 Turbo 3E could become production reality via crowdfunding

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

The long awaited Renault Oroch Bakkie could still be coming to SA

Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault RumoursBy: Siyavuya Mbaduli The first Renault Oroch concept car was presented at the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show and was later released officially at the 2015 Buenos Aires Motor Show and has been on sale since September 2015 in South America. ...

View more: The long awaited Renault Oroch Bakkie could still be coming to SA

Renault-Nissan plan India reboot in test of reshaped alliance

Summary Companies India a key market in Renault-Nissan alliance overhaul Companies to share, cross-badge cars in India -sources Evaluating Renault's Duster SUV for re-launch -sources Nissan joins Renault's small EV study in India -source NEW DELHI/PARIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A revamped alliance between Renault (RENA.PA) and Nissan (7201.T) ...

View more: Renault-Nissan plan India reboot in test of reshaped alliance

Renault launches the 2023 Kiger, Triber & Kwid in India

Renault’s 2023 model range has been updated with new safety features and RDE-compliant engines. Renault has announced the launch of its 2023 model range, which includes the updated Kiger, Triber and Kwid. Renault’s 2023 model line-up comes with updated engines that comply with BS6 Step 2 emission norms. In ...

View more: Renault launches the 2023 Kiger, Triber & Kwid in India

Upcoming Renault Cars In India In 2023: Everything You Need To Know

French carmaker Renault holds a special place in most automobile enthusiasts’ hearts because of its dedication to the slogan – ‘Passion for Life.’ Renault has what one can call an exciting and innovative approach to designing new-age automobiles. Renault’s portfolio screams variety, from classics like the Clio V6 to ...

View more: Upcoming Renault Cars In India In 2023: Everything You Need To Know

Renault Considers Making Mass-Market Evs In India: Report

Renault is considering building a mass-market electric vehicle in India, two people with knowledge of the ongoing review told Reuters, as part of a renewed push into a market where EV adoption is expected to grow quickly from a small base. The study by Renault underscores how the French automaker ...

View more: Renault Considers Making Mass-Market Evs In India: Report

Renault to slash stake in Nissan from 43% to 15%

Renault will sell 28.4% of its Nissan shares worth $4.1 billion. Renault has announced that it will reduce its stake in Nissan from 43.4% to 15% as part of a new rebalancing strategy. The announcement comes after months of negotiations between the two companies, with both sides expected to ...

View more: Renault to slash stake in Nissan from 43% to 15%

Nissan, Renault reach consensus on alliance restructuring

After a long negotiation, Nissan Motor is finally on an equal footing with Renault in their alliance. The latter has agreed to significantly reduce its stake in the Japanese automaker. In return, Nissan will invest in Renault’s new EV business, Ampere. The duo confirmed the decision on January 30. ...

View more: Nissan, Renault reach consensus on alliance restructuring

Renault, Nissan On Equal Footing In Announced Major Alliance Overhaul

The so-called "Alliance 2.0" will have high-value-creation projects in Latin America, India, and Europe.

View more: Renault, Nissan On Equal Footing In Announced Major Alliance Overhaul

Nissan shares rise after overhaul of Renault alliance

Renault and Nissan move to settle differences, in Alliance overhaul

Analysis: Renault cedes power at Nissan for uncertain benefits

Nissan to acquire stake in Renault’s Ampere

Renault Group statement

VIEW Nissan, Renault agree to overhaul alliance, putting themselves on equal footing

Renault To Reduce Stake In Nissan From 43% To 15% As Part Of Rebalancing Act

From boom to bottom and now big change: Renault and Nissan reshape alliance

Nissan, Renault reach agreement for Renault to lower stake to 15% -Nikkei

Bakkies coming to South Africa in 2023

Warning light identification - Renault Kwid

Renault offers workers 7.5% salary budget raise in 2023 -sources

OTHER CAR NEWS

; Kênh kiến thức kỹ năng, phát triển bản thân, hướng nghiệp, blog nhân sự