The Renault Zoom concept which the company trotted out
at the 1992 Paris Motor Show was developed with absolutely
no intention of putting the vehicle into production.
The Zoom featured a range of novel ideas which were especially
creative considering it was developed back in 1992.
It had an adjustable wheelbase - which was altered by
moving the rear wheels further forward and under the vehicle.
This meant the Zoom could fit into tiny parking spaces.
Power for the Zoom came from a 33 hp electric motor which
allowed for a top speed of 75 mph. At higher speeds the
rear wheels would move into the elongated position for
The bodyshell of the concept was formed from a composite
material which was colored during manufacture meaning
that painting was unnecessary. This system was also self-healing,
so after a short space of time any minor scratches would
The Zoom wasn't pretty, but it was clever.
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