Iconic Renault 4 Celebrates 60 Years With Flying Car Design

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French automaker Renault needed to do one thing a bit of uncommon to mark the 60th anniversary of its iconic Renault Four car, so it caught some propellers on it and flew it within the sky.

The offbeat creation is the results of a collaboration with Florida-based design studio TheArsenale. The electrical-powered idea car — dubbed the Air4 — is proven withdrawing in a just lately launched video (beneath).

The Renault 4 (also called the 4L) on which the Air4 relies was extremely widespread in its day, promoting greater than eight million models in round 100 nations in its 33-year lifetime. The ultimate one rolled off the manufacturing line in 1994.

TheArsenale’s contraption is actually a black-sprayed, carbon-fiber Renault Four body hooked up to one thing resembling an enormous quadcopter. It additionally has a single seat inside for anybody courageous sufficient to sit down in it, accessible by lifting up the principle a part of the car, which is hinged on the entrance.

In accordance with Renault, the Air4 can fly at 85 ft per second (26 meters per second) at an altitude of as much as 2300 ft (700 meters).

Renault/TheArsenale

Renault: “One thing unconventional”

“After a year-long celebration, we needed to create one thing unconventional to shut up the 60th anniversary of the 4L,” Renault government Arnaud Belloni mentioned in a launch. “This collaboration with TheArsenale was a pure match. The flying showcar Air4 is one thing unseen but and a wink to how this icon may appear like in one other 60 years.”

Seeing an outdated automotive fastened to a flying machine reminded us of this dodgy design from years in the past that noticed a Russian hobbyist connect a pair of wings to an everyday car within the hope of making a flying automotive.

Fortunately, efforts within the sector have a come great distance since then, with a slew of corporations investing closely within the growth of electrical vertical-takeoff-and-landing autos for proposed “flying taxi” providers in city areas.

The Air4 will go on public show with Renault Four fashions on the Atelier Renault complicated on the Champs Elysées in Paris from November 29 by December 31. In 2022, it’ll make an look at venues in Miami after which New York, although particular dates and locations are but to be introduced.

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