Inspired by ‘the modernist principles and theories’ of Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French architect, The Renault Corbusier Concept is essentially a voyage through the streets of big European cities of the 1930s. The concept was revealed today as part of an exhibition at Villa Savoye near Paris which is a modernist villa designed by Le Corbusier in the late 1920s.
This Futuristic-looking Concept is not a ‘tip-off’ to any future project; it is, instead, an exploration of new ways forward and the creative Genius of the design team at Groupe Renault.
Renault has kept the specifications a secret, yet – so what powers this car from under the long hood is still a mystery. Without outlining any powertrain details, Renault states – ‘this is a visual design study, not an engineering one’. All ‘that’ we saw is all ‘that’ we know.
The elegance of the beauty comprises of an exceptionally long hood, an ultra-low roof line. The sporty, fastback-like silhouette houses the slim glasshouse positioned somewhat rearwards towards the rear wheels. Its front end is accentuated by thin LED headlights and a metal clad geometrical grille in between, while the back end is equipped with a dainty set of LED tail lamps.
The two seater cockpit offers a futuristic, yet back-to-basics feel with bucket seats, and can be accessed by two dihedral doors. The roof is made up of many glass panels put together with metal beams, a design solution Le Corbusier found on many of the houses and buildings in the middle of the 20th century .
On the concept, Renault added: “The ideas of simplicity, a visually- and aesthetically-pleasing structure, geometric elegance and mastery of light guided the designers in the creation of the Coupé Corbusier concept car.
“The design teams at Groupe Renault are proud to pay homage to the visionary architect and designer, Le Corbusier, who reinvented architecture and made it more broadly accessible to the public. His thought and value structure is one that we share at Renault.”