1970s / French / Renault

Here is why the Renault 5 had two different wheelbases

Upside-down cars aren’t very photogenic, and they’re usually impossible to turn over, but in this case I was happy to find a Renault 5 on its roof because it gave me the opportunity to show why it had two different wheelbases. The driver-side wheelbase was about three centimeters longer than the passenger-side wheelbase (240 centimeters/94 inches versus 237 centimeters/93 inches), because Renault used a simple but unusual suspension layout with trailing arms and two separate torsion bars.

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