The worlds fastest Renault 5 Campus?

Street legal 11 second Renault 5



Under the Bonnet: 1.4 turbo charged  445 BHP

The lowdown by the owner Vas Selvaratnam:

Here is my spec with no doubts some parts missing as I have been on a 7yr journey since buying the infamous Glenn Hi-5 Engine which holds the current quickest record for a 1.4 GT turbo engine of 11.02 sec qtr mile back in 2011. Since buying this I have been looking for a base shell to use for my build and its not been easy with budget constraints and the last were pretty bad and now finally on my 3rd shell…hooray i would say is 95% solid hence why I went for a 1995 2 owner low mileage campus shell which was likely to be the last of the Renault 5 shell before the Clio’s came on the market. I reckon 6 months maybe more to complete this build but the plan is to be ready the Renault Turbo Owners cub national day to have some fun. I will be honest this the first time I’m doing this and it will be a great experience but also a lot of learning as I get to fell the new setup and see what times I can get. I know I will be in safe hands as the RTOC community is great but more importantly I have GBG to support me and also the infamous Scoff with tuning wizardy at EFI-parts who knows this engine very well but also has even crazier, monstrous Renault 5 then I do.

The plan:

Engine: GT turbo 1397cc Engine, lightened and balance with steel liners and forged pistons with steel rods, custom big valve ported cylinder head with double springs and uprated pushrods, Fusion Fabrications Inlet Manifold with 680cc injectors
EFI-Parts (Scoff) custom cam, baffled sump, 420D adaptronice ECU, Garret GTX3071R Turbo, Tial 38mm external wastegate, custom exhaust, customer intercooler, Wizard of NOS nitrous planned for 2020


Transmission: 02M Seat Leon Cupra R 6 Speed box with darkside reinforcement parts and EFI-Parts adaptor, Quaife Diff, custom driveshafts, Spec ST3 Clutch -slightly aggressive street and drag clutch


Brakes: TBC


Chassis and suspension: GAZ fully adjustable coilovers, wider track subframe with Powerflex bushes


Wheels and tyres: 13″ with Mickey Thompson Drag Slicks


Interior: OMP Rollcage with extra support inside but also to front supension, 2 x Sparco Evo Seats, Sparco harnesses, Bosch fuel pump, fuel swirl pot, smaller tank


Exterior: Standard Campus with GT Turbo Kit, tarmac spoiler, morette headlights, custom grill
Vas has started stripping down the Renault 5 shell ready for us to restore it. Yes he should be wearing eye protection the rebel, we did advice him but he is not an employee.
Vas had originally bough this shell, however after sandblasting it, it revealed just too many holes, dents and work needed to make it a viable option. So back to the drawing board he went and after a Google search Vas had located a Renault campus that could be used as the base car. There were some salvageable panels on the old shell however, so Vas has started to cut them out.
Restoration work has started on the shell with the old panels salvaged from the donor car now being cleaned up and spot welded into place
Al is also removing all the surface rust, cutting out any bad areas, fabricating fresh steel plates and welding these into place.
The be continued …….

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