Matt Robinson 8 years ago

This Retro 6x6 Renault 5 Is The Most Insane Car You Now Want

A Renault 5 with six wheels? Shut up and take our money!

Remind me later
Renault 5 leotard If you liked Merc's mighty G63 6x6, you'll love this crazy 6x6 Renault 5. When we saw a picture of it on Twitter, we simply had to find out more. Information is hard to come by, but we do know is that this wonderfully mad creation was built by Frenchman Christian de Leotard in the 1980s. R5_6x6_leotard_Paris-Dakar1980_1 He was also the man responsible for a 6x6 Range Rover that appeared in the late 70s, and he wanted to try the same trick with the humble Renault 5. As you can see from the above picture, one of the converted cars took on the Dakar rally. As if that wasn't enough madness, Leotard also created a Renault 5 Turbo Version. leotard2059 That car had a 5 Alpine engine in the front, and a Renault 5 Turbo unit in the back. It had two gearboxes with two synchronised levers. Renault 5 leotard 3 Sadly, this twin-engined machine is thought to have been destroyed in a 2003 fire, while the Dakar version was last reported to be rotting away in a museum in Cannes.