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Thursday, October 22, 2020

On this 1959 Renault prototype You should be driving on the backward-side

In the context of business in the world's automotive, sometimes strange appearances are used as an attraction in an effort to attract potential enthusiasts to an automotive brand. And it is not uncommon for this strange shape to be mentioned by carmakers as the new technology applied by a futuristic design concept. But after it's completed as a prototype car is looks very strange.
Don't be fooled, here's the front view of the first  model of the 1959 Renault Project 900 prototype car. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37jcKvZ)
With a such concept, the automaker company tries to measure the future that is in accordance with what its audience imagines by implementing various changes in the vehicle appearance. It seems that concept cars have become a game that provide internal fun and solutions that are seen as worthy of being shown to the public, which could be gave product prides as well or to inspire the talented young designers.
Don't be fooled, here's the rear view of the first model of the 1959 Renault Project 900 prototype car. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37jcKvZ)
But it seems that nothing will be able to match the weird Renault Project 900 prototype car made by one of the leading French automotive brands in 1959. How come, the famous manufacturers in the world like Renault is made such a weird car or even the weirdest ever. It's like the company has used every visual cue possible to make you confuse the front and the back.
Don't be fooled, here's the front view of the second model of the 1959 Renault Project 900 prototype car. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37jcKvZ)
At that time, seems Renault was trying to beat its competitor such as Citroën in the category of "weird car," which has also owned a no less weird similar model. The Renault's Project 900 is definitely a strange looking car, but the company said that's designed to break new ground due to it uses innovative new materials as well as provides class-leading visibility.
Don't be fooled, here's the rear view of the second model of the 1959 Renault Project 900 prototype car. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37jcKvZ)
As quoted from The Petrolstop, this strange-looking car was built by this French manufacturer as many as 3 prototype units after the Renault Dauphine model production ended and also shortly after the change of leadership of the company.

The weird Project 900 was powered by a rear-mounted (1.7L) V8 engine that was basically made of two Renault Dauphine engines into one.  So logically, the car should be twice as fast as a Dauphine, but in the reality still made it slow vehicle.
Renault built the third model of the 1959 Renault Project 900 prototype car into a fastback version. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37jcKvZ)
The first model had painted in gold has the luggage compartment access issues, where if you want to store your luggage into the baggage, you must first fold the rear seats. The problem was later fixed in the second model which was painted in green by shifted the engine forward of the rear axle, therefore, allowing for conventional trunk access directly from the rear. It also had a revised rear end with larger lights. Then for the third model made by Renault into a fastback version, but unfortunately there is no detailed information about this model.
Besides that, the design of this car seems to have influenced the design made by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Ghia S.p.A. on its similar-shaped concept car named the Selene Concept which was later left in Russia in 1962. So, what happened to Renault's Project 900 backward car, and what echoes of the bizarre yet innovative design for today's cars? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THEPETROLSTOP.COM]
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