Idea automobiles are oddballs. Unusual shapes and fantastical proportions not often keep their determine when it comes time to enter manufacturing. The Renault 5 Diamant is an oddball amongst oddballs with quirky design selections curtailed by the acquainted Renault 5 skeleton.
Renault France partnered with celebrated French designer and inside architect Pierre Gonalons to deliver to life a one-off idea automotive to have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved Renault 5. Oh, and it’s an EV… The unique petrol-guzzling Renault 5 bought over 5 million models from 1972 to 1984 throughout a number of nations and within the 80s noticed derivatives of the 3-door hatchback such because the Renault 5 Alpine and fabled Renault 5 Turbo.
The Diamant’s (French for diamond) is a charming rendition of the Renault 5 design with a frosted pink paint coupled with three layers of golden pigment seen on the automotive’s decrease half. Squared up with the pink and gold hatchback and its diamond-esque headlamps surrounding the customized badge.
Transferring to the flank we’re met by unconventional spherical door handles and wheels adopted from the Alpine varient that includes sounds within the centre. Rounding the sleek nook to the Diamant’s rear showcases a set of pale gold panels above the rear headlamps. The boot deal with is introduced in the identical trend because the door handles.
The inside of the automotive falls in keeping with the design language Ganolans is known for. From a swirling pretzel-lied steering wheel product of marble to a few digital gauges, the mix of contemporary touches and summary designs elevate the just about legendary aura of the Diamant.
Rather than a centre console is an area designated on your telephone, which can double as your infotainment system. Though an electrical powertrain appears a bit out of the place of this traditional, it additionally includes a fingerprint scanner to unlock the doorways.
“As I see it, the Renault 5 embodies a pop, upbeat and categorically up to date life-style. What I needed to do with Renault 5 Diamant was pay tribute to its revolutionary design and on the identical time switch the shapes and hues in my universe to the automotive world.” — Pierre Gonalons