Cinematic cars: Renault 5 Turbo in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)

Just a good old-fashioned Bond chase scene through some narrow European streets in that most unofficial of Bond movies, 1983’s “Never Say Never Again.” Bond’s modified Yamaha notwithstanding (meh), the R5 Turbo with the villainous Fatima Blush behind the wheel is the main draw. Even onscreen, the taut, nervy handling characteristic of the mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Renault is a fascinating thing to watch, in part because you don’t see a thing quite like that anymore.

~ by velofinds on October 3, 2010.

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