At Psd-tutorial, we believe that when you’re looking for inspiration around the web, sometimes the best places to look come from the larger world offline. Here’s some more concept car designs to inspire your creativity:
1994 Modus concept
We’re all familiar with the modern day Renault Modus, but this 1994 concept from the manufacturer makes you wonder how they managed to formulate the new design. While it can be seen as a precursor to today’s 7 passenger SUV this ’90s concept is ugly, make no mistake. It’s so ugly that we don’t know how long we can look at it for before it turns us to stone. Medusa may have been one bad looking hag, but this Modus takes the cake with the cockpit from a sub-marine voyager and the side profile of a van.
1990 Laguna concept
How the hell did Renault come up with this concept for the Laguna? It’s such a far-cry from the production Laguna that we can’t understand why they used its name. If Renault would have made this Laguna instead of the butt-ugly one we got, we reckon the French firm would have been laughing all the way to the bank. What a shame.
1998 Vel Satis concept
Finally, a concept that Renault actually used design cues from. The 1998 Vel Satis concept has features that can be easily recognised on the production Vel Satis that came just a few years later. That defined front nose, with the zig-zag read end, it’s still insane to look at over a decade on.
The Vel Satis may not have sold well, but it was critically-acclaimed by motoring journalists for providing luxury beyond its cheap price point.
2003 Be Bop
Terrible name aside, the Be Bop is an intriguing concept when you look back. We can definitely see bits of the modern day Clio in there. Impressive, considering the new Clio only came out in 2007. The Be Bop obviously served as a concept that the Renault designers could take ideas and inspiration from, and judging by the sales of the Clio, it definitely worked.
2006 Alpine 210 RS
We have three words for Renault – MAKE THIS CAR! You can’t deny the beauty of this sports concept. Anyone in their right mind would have bought the 210 if it ever made it to production – so why didn’t they build it?
That’s one of the most irritating things about concepts; they may look amazing, but the likelihood of them ever making production as they look is very low indeed.
2009 Dacia Duster
Dacia isn’t a well-known brand in the UK but in the further reaches of the middle-east and Europe, Dacia sells a whole host of cars. It has a joint effort with Renault, and when the 2009 Duster concept was released, we took notice.
They have subsequently released the Duster, and rather unfortunately, it doesn’t look as good as the concept. Gone are the big wheels and ultra-low slung style, and in come sensible alloys and a practical design. Damn those European regulations.
When concepts are launched there is often a big bruh-ha-ha regarding the styling – especially with super-car manufacturers. The smaller outfits tend to get left out of the limelight – not so with this Renault. The Dezir concept made such a buzz that it took the attention from Ferrari and Lamborghini – not bad for a French marque, eh?
We want a Dezir. We want one right now. And we want it to look like that.
This article has been written by Netcars, a used car search engine based in the UK including used Renault and many other top brands.