The Renault 5 Turbo is a polarizing car. To the untrained eye, perhaps it looks like any other hatchback. But spend a second or two and really start to soak in the design, and it gets much more interesting: Just look at those comically wide box flares and fender-mounted intakes. That's why it made such an impact on a young Jean-Francois when he first laid eyes on one. From then, he knew he would have one of his own someday.
When Jean-Francois got his first 5 Turbo, he did everything he could to make it look like the Group 4 legend that raced in-period at the Tour de Corse. He modified it with the idea that the car should be light and simple, just like the real thing. But when he finally got the chance to buy an actual Tour de Corse car, he jumped on it.
got the chance to sit down with Jean-Francois to learn his story, along with the car's. One of just 20 built for the race, it's an incredibly rare and special piece of French motorsports history. You don't want to miss it.