The Swiss born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris who was fondly called as Le Corbusier is widely acclaimed to be the father of modern architecture which influenced modern automobiles during the interwar era. The man who turned into a French citizen in his middle-age formed the Congrès international d’architecture moderne (CIAM). The legendary architect has an Indian connection – he prepared the master plan for the city of Chandigarh.
Well, it’s been 50 years since Le Corbusier left this world and the French car maker Renault has come up with a concept car to mark the anniversary. The Renault Coupe C Concept was unveiled at “Cars for living: the automobile and modernism in the 20th and 21st centuries” event held by France’s Centre des Monuments Nationaux in Villa Savoye, a building which was designed by Le Corbusier.
With bold geometric elements, rich colors and extensive ornamentation, the Coupe C Concept subscribes to the architect’s school of thought and hence is a fitting tribute.
With an extremely long nose, a tight fitting roof and an almost non-existent rear overhang, the Concept C Coupe looks nothing like any of Renault’s previous concepts. It will not give birth to a production model nor does the design lines be featured by future Renaults. As long as the company is concerned, the concept is a one-off design exercise which pays homage to a multi-talented Frenchman.