19. Renault 5 Turbo
The essence of the R5 Turbo was a mid-mounted 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which delivered 160 hp. The whole car was redesigned and reengineered to move the engine from the front hood to the space behind the driver. The rear track was much wider and side scoops were added for better cooling of the engine.
Of course, such an extreme car lost one of the main hot hatch characteristics and that is practicality, and it was a basically a pure racing car built for homologation purposes. However, it deserves an important place in turbo history as one of the craziest hot hatches produced and one of the coolest cars of the `80s.