In 2022 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Renault 5 . For this, the car manufacturer wanted to present a particular restomod based on this model of the past. It is called Renault 5 Diamant and is; was created in collaboration with the interior designer and architect Pierre Gonalons .
& Egrave; It is an honor for me to have been invited by Renault to reinvent the legendary R5 on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. La Marca gave me carte blanche, allowing me to design the car of my dreams. In my eyes, the R5 embodies a pop, optimistic, decidedly contemporary lifestyle. With the Renault 5 Diamant I wanted to pay homage to its revolutionary design, transposing my world of shapes and colors into that of cars.
Furthermore, to stay true to its electrification goal, the manufacturer French decided to transform the restomod into an electric vehicle.
THE PROJECT Diamant keeps the lines Renault 5 of the original model with few but targeted changes. For example, the headlights and lights are faceted like precious stones. The wheels more & ugrave; wide, on the other hand, are of Alpine derivation . The particular color of the bodywork is; the result of a three-layer paint, composed of golden pigments on a pink base. The restomod & egrave; was made with excellent materials provided by artisans.
For example, the steering wheel and glove compartment are made of recycled marble from Min & eacute; ral Expertise. The fabric of the seats is; produced by the textile company M & eacute; taphores, while the horsehair fabric that wraps the dashboard is made by the artisan company Le Crin. The mohair mats are produced by Pinton, while the gilding of the vehicle finishes, such as the monogram on the bonnet, are made by the Bertin-Aubert atelier in Paris.
The attention to detail is; maniacal and the designer had carte blanche to create a truly unique model. There is no only design, however, because & eacute; the Renault 5 Diamant also proposes some of technology. For example, driving information is enclosed within three round instruments with digital displays. There is no a real infotainment system . To perform this function we think a smartphone that can & ograve; be positioned on the special housing in the middle of the dashboard.
Renault did not, however, want to share information on the electric motor and battery.
The French manufacturer has also decided to enter the world of Non Fungible Tokens (NFT). For this, Renault and Pierre Gonalons will develop a collection of different NFTs inspired by the Renault 5 Diamant, which will be; unveiled in September.
Renault 5 Diamant will be sold at auction a few weeks later with its NFT digital twin. The proceeds will be donated to Give Me 5, the new responsibility project; social brand, dedicated to the younger generation.
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