The Renault Fiftie which was unveiled at the 1996 Geneva
Motor Show was designed to mark the 50th anniversary of
the Renault 4CV's introduction.
Designed by Benoit Jacob, the Fiftie was an extremely
forward thinking concept which looks up to date even today.
As expected the styling was heavily inspired by the 4CV,
but modern touches like aluminium trim elements, and crisp
styling lines gave the concept a contemporary feel.
The Renault Fiftie was based on the the Renault Sport
Spider's aluminium chassis, and as such the Fiftie was
mid-engined and rear-wheel-drive. The engine itself was
nothing to brag about as it produced a mere 60 hp from
its 1.2 litre capacity.
The interior was a bright and pleasant space which was
styled to create a "refreshing" environment
through extensive use of cotton, linen, and rattan. The
steering wheel and pedals were adjustable for reach. A
multifunction screen in the center of the dash provided
control for the audio system, climate control and telephone.
Sadly the Fiftie never went into production. Which is
a shame because its styling alone would have gained it
many admirers... And sales.
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Renault Laguna Coupe
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