This is actually the second Hot Wheels version of Renault's popular hatchback (see Renault LeCar). This version differs from the LeCar in lacking a sunroof. The Hot Wheels is based on a second generation European-Specification, turbo-charged version of the Renault 5, known as the GT Turbo, hence the tampo. It can be identifed as a second generation by the presence of a body kit (wheel arch extensions, side skirts) and by the shape of the B pillar. The Renault 5 GT Turbo was Renault's response to the Peugeot 205 GTi, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford's XR3i and other similarly-built Hot Hatchbacks of the 1980s and early 1990s.
In 2013, Hot Wheels produced a true Renault 5 Turbo , the Turbo II with the rally-style wide bodykit . Like the Holden Commodore and Holden SS Commodore VT, this casting was released just as it's real-life counterpart was taken out of production in 1991.
The Renault 5 Turbo has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|1991||Mainline||Blue||Red, White "Turbo", Yellow "GT"||Blue Plastic||Clear||Tan||BW||9749||Malaysia||Only Sold in Canada|
|1991||Mainline||White||Blue, Yellow, Black "17"||Purple Plastic||Clear||Grey||BW||3205||Malaysia||International only|