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Présentation vidéo - Renault 5 Diamant : la citadine fête ses 50 ans

Video presentation – Renault 5 Diamond: The city car celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Renault 5 It celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. A symbol of the popular car at the end of the 70s, the city car sold more than 5 million copies. To celebrate this half-century, the French manufacturer teamed up with designer Pierre Connollys to create the R5 Diamond, an electric showcar. Twingo.

Video presentation – Renault 5 Diamond: The city car celebrates its 50th anniversary

“Pierre Gonalons is a young designer from Lyon specializing in furniture and interior design. He defends a design that mixes decorative arts, popular culture and minimalism,” explains Renault. It’s the contrast between a refined body, here painted with gold pigments on a pink base, and the aesthetic details the designer wanted to highlight, deliberately taken out of their context.

The show car retains the shape of the original 1972 model.  The edges of the Alpine edition are marked with the sun with the designer's signature.
The show car retains the shape of the original 1972 model. The edges of the Alpine edition are marked with the sun with the designer’s signature.
Diamond-cut front and rear lights are highlighted.
Diamond-cut front and rear lights are highlighted.

Actually, it is Renault The 5 Diamond retains the shape of the original 1972 model, but the designer wanted to highlight all the aesthetics, such as the front and rear lights cut like diamonds or the wide wheels inherited from the version. AlpineThe Suns reworked their core and signed.

Specializing in furniture and interior design, Pierre Gonalons was recognized by Architectural Digest as one of the 100 best designers.
Specializing in furniture and interior design, Pierre Gonalons was recognized by Architectural Digest as one of the 100 best designers.

The designer invited various French craftsmen to decorate the interior of the R5. Stonemasons for this impressive steering wheel made of marble and carbon, weavers for mohair rugs and trims, or even a gilder who made all the ornaments from brass.

A mason made this spectacular steering wheel out of marble.
A mason made this spectacular steering wheel out of marble.
Horse and mohair have been used to decorate the interior.
Horse and mohair have been used to decorate the interior.

This show car is a nod to the past but focused on the future. For example, there are many technologies such as door-mounted fingerprint readers, digital circular counters and smartphone-centric infotainment systems. 100% electric, not forgetting the motor.

Video presentation - Renault 5 Diamond: The city car celebrates its 50th anniversary
Video presentation - Renault 5 Diamond: The city car celebrates its 50th anniversary

The show car recalls the past but focuses on the future with circular digital counters and a smartphone as a multimedia system.

Renault has decided to enter the world of NFTs, and as part of this project the diamond brand and Pierre Gonalons will create a collection of NFTs inspired by the Renault 5 Diamond, which will be released in September. As for this Renault 5 Diamant, it will be auctioned after a few weeks. The profits will be donated to the association “Give Me 5” dedicated to the young generation through sports and music.

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