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 European-Specification, turbo-charged version of the Renault 5 variously known as the Alpine Turbo and the Gordini Turbo(the Gordini name being only used in the UK market), which was all but indistinguishable from standard models apart from badging, but there was also a very distinctive mid-engined competition version simply called the Renault 5 Turbo. The Renault 5 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 with the wide body design. Like the Holden Commodore 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||1991 Hot Wheels||Blue||Red, White "Turbo", Yellow "GT"||Blue Plastic||Clear||Tan||BW||9749||Malaysia||Only Sold in Canada|
|1991||1991 Hot Wheels||White||Blue, Yellow, Black "17"||Purple Plastic||Clear||Grey||BW||9749||Malaysia||International only|