Renault R4 Rally Is Constructed From Stretched Textiles Over a Tubular Structure

Parisian designers’ yann terrer in partnership with jérôme garzon has unveiled a new concept car as part of Renault 4 Ever competition, called Renault R4 Rally, focusing on the energy cycle. The competition itself asked its participants to redesign the Renault R4 to feature its historical lineage, contemporary aesthetic and sustainable design.

Designers : Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon via [DesignBoom]

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon


Being powered by solar energy, the concept car integrates nanotechnology with eco-friendly materials. The Renault R4 rally adds factors for improving the competence during the sedan’s manufacture and its use. In fact, this concept car earns the honor for being shortlisted among the 3200 submissions from 92 different countries in the competition. This concept car has been made of stretched textiles over a tubular structure, while its body employs less energy during production in comparison to a conventional one that is made of steel.

Since nanotechnology has been used, the sedan’s body fabric lets solar energy to be assimilated and harnessed. The doors are designed to have open structures that necessitate minimal material for manufacture. Renault R4 rally concept gives the other parked sedans the innovative function of generating electricity.

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon

Renault R4 Rally by Yann Terrer and Jerome Garzon


One thought on “Renault R4 Rally Is Constructed From Stretched Textiles Over a Tubular Structure

  1. I used to have one of these. Was one of the best cars I ever had.

    Worried about safety though, unless you're only going to drive it on the beach.

    Thank you for the memories R4!

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