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Performance Review: Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo - [1985]

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Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo - [1985]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1985 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 2458 cc (149.9 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V6
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 137 mph (220.4 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 7.5 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 7.7 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 182 bhp (135 kW) @ 5500 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1340 kgs (2954 lbs)
  • Torque: 207 lb-ft (280.6 Nm) @ 3000 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.63 secs @ 87.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 135.8 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 154.4 lb-ft
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Renault 25 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo is the 5 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1985. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1985 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S QV and the 1985 TVR 390 SE 3.9l V8.This particular Renault 25 has a 2458cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a V formation.

Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo - [2014] image

Alternative Petrol V6's includes the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo

The 25 shares its Petrol V6 engine configuration with the likes of the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo and the 2015 Radical RXC Turbo 500 3.5 V6. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the 25's Front Wheel Drive, Saloon combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1340 kgs (2954 lbs) this makes the Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo in the same weight category as the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport 3.5 V6 Supercharged or the give or take 50kg.

Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo - [2020] image

The Renault 25 shares the same bhp with the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (177 bhp)

In terms of power the 2458cc 12V V6 engine produces 182 bhp (135 kW) @ 5500 rpm similar to the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (177 bhp) or the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (197 bhp).

The Turbo V6 throws out 207 lb-ft (280.6 Nm) @ 3000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (184 lb-ft) or the 2020 Lotus Elise Sport 220 1.8 Supercharged (184 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Renault 25 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion - [2017] image

The 2017 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion (160.8 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Renault 25.

The Renault 25 has a Power to weight ratio of 135.8 bhp per ton and 154.4 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1985 25 competing with the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion (160.8 bhp per ton) or the 1958 Ford Thunderbird 352 Special Overdrive 2nd Gen. (160.8 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Renault 25 generating around 154.4 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1988 Aston-Martin Virage 5.3 V8 1988 (179.4 lb-ft per ton) or the 2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Turbo (179.4 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 7.5 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 7.7 secs, this made the Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo as fast as the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line (7.5 secs) the 2019 Ford Focus ST 2.0 EcoBlue Wagon (7.5 secs) the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTD Variant 2.0 TDi DSG (7.5 secs) the or the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium (7.5 secs). This Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo is also faster than the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (7.6 secs) the 2011 Abarth 500C 1.4 Turbo (7.6 secs) the 2011 Fiat Punto Evo Abarth 1.4 Turbo (7.6 secs) the and the 2010 Peugeot 308 1.6 GTi (7.6 secs).

Lamborghini Urraco 2.5L V8 P250 - [1972] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the 25 and the 1972 Lamborghini Urraco 2.5L V8 P250

When talking about the performance of the Renault 25 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 15.63 secs @ 87.5 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1972 Lamborghini Urraco 2.5L V8 P250 (15.57 secs), the 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix 5.9 V8 360 Hardtop (15.57 secs), and the 2002 Renault Megane 2.0 T Renaultsport Trophy 225 (15.58 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1985 version of the Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo has a maximum speed of 137mph.

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Top Speed of the 1985 25 equals the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works 2.0 Turbo Auto (148 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1985 Renault 25 2.5 V6 Turbo then how about the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works 2.0 Turbo Auto (148 mph), the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Woks 2.0 Turbo (148 mph), or the 2012 Jaguar XJ V6 (148 mph).

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