The elegant electric car known as the Renault 5 Diamant is a French classic.
Renault 5 Diamant Overview
The updated symbol version now has an electric drivetrain, though no specifications regarding the motors or battery were given.
Instead, the aesthetic is highlighted, and according to Renault, Gonalons was inspired by exquisite jewels when redesigning the 5.
Here are the major highlights:
- The 5 Diamant, an electric restomod, was built by Renault and French interior designer Pierre Gonalons for the Renault 5 -50th anniversary, one of the company’s all-time best-sellers.
- The 5 Diamant has an elegant pink paint job with gold highlights, streamlined bodywork, and jewel-like lighting.
- The unconventional steering wheel stands out in a basic space because of its marbled texture.
Power & Performance
Restoration projects are extremely popular right now, especially when it comes to turning vintage cars into electric ones.
For the SEMA event in 2017, Ford developed the 480-hp F-100 Eliminator truck, and Hyundai updated its Pony and Grandeur models with an electric powertrain.
In addition, the Renault 5 Diamant, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of one of its best-selling models and sold more than five million copies between 1972 and 1984, is now joining the celebration.
The bodywork has been streamlined and smoothed, and the paint job has three layers, with golden tones over a pink base and what Renault refers to as a “frosted varnish” on top.
The 5 Diamant looks elegant and delicate thanks to the paint treatment paired with a gold grille and bumpers.
The headlights and taillights have excellent diamond-shaped faces, and the sun emblem is intricately carved into the middle of the white rims based on the sportier Renault 5 Alpine wheels.
Inside, the coolest design feature is the marbled, loop-de-loop steering wheel with a polished gold centre that features a complicated insignia combining the Renault diamond symbol and Gonalons’ initials.
Three circular knobs on the dashboard and a cradle for the driver’s smartphone, which serves as a de facto infotainment system, make up the rest of the minimalist interior.
The doors on the 5 Diamond are also unlocked with a fingerprint scanner.
Renault is bringing back the storied five badge with a new electric hatchback for 2024, but the Renault 5 Diamant will regrettably remain an extravagant one-off prototype.
Last year, a sleek concept car was unveiled, and there are rumours of a fast Alpine variant.
Unfortunately, like all modern Renault vehicles, the new five won’t be sold in the United States.