31.08.2001 - Renault Design showed something new from the row
of interesting vehicle studies on Frankfurt Motor Show Fair. It's
called Talisman. This - meanwhile the last - design creativity
object of Patrick Le Quément, drifts to the top class coupé equipped
with a V8 engine with 4,5 litre volume (from the Nissan-Infinity
stable) and oriented on meticulous design according to easy operation
of the car.
Talisman has an upwards hinged door with a length 2,450 mm, this
dimension is only 500 mm shorter than the axle base - 2,480 mm.
The overall car length is 4,805 mm, the width 1,950 mm, but when
door opened, it increases up to 2,480 mm. The height is 1,380
mm, with opened doors 2,130 mm (pertinent owners ought to consider
the largeness of their garage).
The body design
is a very impressive combination of that how could the modern
Renault Alpine look like, as far as the combination of glass elements
and parts a la Gandini, at least what depends the view from the
side and from rear. The front part cannot deny the former Renault
studies of Vel Satis and Koleos.
The best view
at Talisman is of course from above. Here the thin contours, the
sharp angles together with unconventional shapes stand out at
whole vehicle stays at 21" aluminium rims with PAX Michelin
tyres which make the run on blown-out tyre possible.
interesting is the interior too. Good access is provided by the
just mentioned electro-hydraulical hinged door. After opening
it, we establish that the customary door pillar B doesn't hamper
- it would make the access into the cabin difficult.
rows of seats, very similar each other, make no difference between
requirements of driver and fellow travellers. They could safely
be part of a very modern office.
interior rules a top simplicity. Patrick Le Quément explain it
as a necessity of an approach process of sophisticated technology
towards their simple utilization. But as we say in Czechland :
"In simplicity is strength". Cleanness of composition
fascinates first of all. Look for instance at the shape of the
gear shift lever - coated with fine leather, and just imagine
as it would fit well in Your hand. Or look at the instrument panel
with a shape of a streamlined wing, suspended on metal brackets
and equipped with instruments made by Tag-Heuer. You need only
a finger touch to operate a switch. The steering wheel is styled
in conformity with driver's palm a fingers.
to our available informations the job study was produced in the
Italian G Studio in Turin.
by Viktor Kazda. Photo Renault