The French are to design what the Italians are to pasta. With this association of ideas, Renault opens the calendar of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Renault 5 with the launch of a unique show-car. The Renault 5 Diamond It is the joint creation between the design department of the French house and the well-known designer Pierre Gonalons. The result is more than just a car, a sculpture with an electric motor that shows a different point of view than the one we have always known.
You have to go back a bit, to the year 1972 to witness the launch of one of those cars that put Renault in the place it is today. The 5 marked an era in the French house and in the motor world. An urban car that served for everything. Its reduced dimensions did not prevent him from doing what he proposed. For motor lovers, those radical and sporty versions under the Turbo name will always remain in the memory. that fueled a black urban legend for years.
In its 12 years for sale, the success of the Renault 5 was resounding. More than five million units in various countries around the world demonstrated that the French are unique in creating small and versatile cars. Today we live in the era of the Renault Clio, but its predecessor was the 5 and set the bar very high. So high that it will always have a very special place in the history of the French house. Hence, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its launch, Renault proposes a whole list of activities and tributes.
The Renault 5 Diamant retains the characteristic lines and iconic shape of the original model that rolled off the production line in 1972. However, under that familiar silhouette, a profound transformation has taken place. Under the hood, the car is equipped with an electric motor, the first element that marks its modernity. Visually, its design introduces high-quality details that invite you to discover this new and refined blend.. The headlights and lights are designed like precious stones and the wide wheels, inherited from the Alpine version, have been smoothed and bear in their center the famous Pierre Gonalons sun..
If the casing is spectacular, the interior is no less impressive. A completely changed interior that retains few classic elements. With a comprehensive remodeling, the steering wheel made of marble on carbon draws attention. Nor have they forgotten technology, doors with a fingerprint unlocking system, and the mobile phone as the central axis of a minimalist multimedia system. The only reminder of the past are the three instrumentation spheres, although in this case they collect information from the electrical diagram.
The Renault 5 thus embarks on a stage of celebrations and tributes that will culminate at the end of the year. Meanwhile, in parallel, the new generation Renault 5 continues its development stage. The French are going to bring it back to life and they will do it as an urban and electric car with a retro style, although not as retro as the one we see today. We have already talked about him several times, although it will still take time to see him naturally. The dates set the start of production at the end of 2023, with the first deliveries delayed until early 2024.