Fuego! Fuego! Fuego!

March 12, 2009

spotted on trademe:

1985 Renault Fuego TURBO! 117,000 miles, pretty sweet condition, sheepskin seat covers, parts for Africa, and styling only a drunk Frenchman could have come up with… ;)

all for the princely sum of $3000.



This guy explains the Fuego Turbo phenomenon far more eloquently than I ever could, but it’s nice to know that it wasn’t only the Japanese who were successfully tinkering around with forced induction back then.


technical specs

Renault Fuego
SOHC 8 valve, single carburettor, turbocharged

Displacement: 1.6 litres (1565cc)
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Power: 134ps/5500rpm
Torque: 20.1kg-m/3000rpm


  • kyteler says:

    Hahah, these are actually pretty sweet little rides. There use to be a few that kicked about down here but they’re by no means as prevalent as they once were. I recall some young chap getting a turbo version and then attempting to compete with Japanese rivals of a more modern ilk. Needless to say, he broke his car more often than he beat anyone. Still, commendable effort.

  • Eddie Barradine says:

    Hi Fuego Turbo fans,
    I’m looking for a petrol sender unit for my 1985 Fuego Turbo.
    Hope somebody out there can help.

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