Renault has unveiled the Coupé Corbusier concept which commemorates 50 years since the death of France’s best-known 20th century architect, Le Corbusier.
The Coupé Corbusier is purely a concept car and has no direct relevance to any of the company’s future project. The French automaker said that “future-looking” concepts such as this allow its designers “to explore new ways forward and offering creative staff more leisurely moments”.
The sleek-looking coupe has significantly long hood, prominent front grille and a narrow glasshouse. It looks very muscular from the sides thanks to the bulging wheel arches and appears quite spectacular when the dihedral doors are opened.
Renault isn’t saying a word about what motivates the concept, but given this is just was just a designer play, most likely it lacks a powertrain. The interior probably follow the same theme as the exterior, so expect a futuristic layout with lots of touchscreen displays replacing the conventional physical controls.
The Coupé Corbusier is currently on display at Villa Savoye, a modernist villa on the outskirts of Paris. To commemorate 50 years since Le Corbusier’s death, France’s Centre des Monuments Nationaux, a government body that manages and maintains historic buildings and sites owned by the state, is putting on an exhibition at Villa Savoye called ‘Cars for living: the automobile and modernism in the 20th and 21st centuries’.