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One-off Renault 4L unveiled to celebrate classic car’s 60th birthday

It’s the primary Renault 4’s sixtieth anniversary this calendar year. To celebrate the event, Renault has teamed up with the French designer Mathieu Lehanneur to make a 1-off edition of the traditional, with a rear cover impressed by a resort suite and an all-electrical powertrain.

The Renault Suite Nº4 (as Lehanneur phone calls it) is the identical dimension as the traditional estate, but the rear of the car has been changed with a polycarbonate bubble that consists of a flat, normal wooden flooring. Meanwhile, the entrance seats have been trimmed in a blend of velvet and chenille – supposedly to mimic the design of a French resort.

On the roof, there is a established of transparent solar panels that not only allow gentle move by way of them and into the cabin, but also cost the EV’s battery on the shift to top up its range. There is also a pull-out bench mounted on the rear bumper that supplies sheltered outside seating less than the opening rear clamshell.

The bodywork has been painted in a three-phase system that is created to make the metal glimpse like cement, though the grille has been swapped for a polished aluminium device. All of the components for the venture ended up produced in France, with some even becoming provided by large-finish Parisian furniture makers.

Lehanneur’s eyesight for the Renault Suite Nº4 was to make a cellular room that makes it possible for the driver to working experience the atmosphere of a luxury resort suite, where ever they transpire to be.

He explained: “I wanted to merge the worlds of vehicles and architecture to make an open-air resort room. Even superior than the greatest palatial suite, the car is just exactly where you want it to be, no matter whether that is by the sea, in the center of a area or driving all over the metropolis you’ve usually dreamed of.”

Renault says the Suite Nº4 is driven by a “100 for every cent electrical motor,” despite the fact that the manufacturer is nonetheless to verify specifics on the powertrain.

Now click here to read about Renault’s plans to relaunch the four as a retro-styled electrical crossover…