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The Air4 keeps the classic lines of the Renault 4, but sports four two-blade propellers at each corner to allow it to take to the skies.

27 Nov 2021 | International News : France


To conclude the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the iconic Renault 4, the car maker has teamed up with motion design hub TheArsenale to create a futuristic show-car, a flying Renault 4.

The original Renault 4 was a simple, efficient and versatile vehicle built between 1961 and 1992 that served as basic for everyone from families to businesses. These were the qualities that convinced TheArsenale to collaborate with Renault to reimagine a 4L into one designed to travel the unmarked highways in the sky.

Four propellers at each corner of the vehicle generate 95kg of vertical thrust each
Dubbed the AIR4, the reinterpretation of the Renault 4 follows classic car's lines, but has been re-engineered to accommodate concepts such as thrust and lift that the original could only have dreamt of.

In place of wheels, the AIR4 features four two-blade propellers, one at each corner of the vehicle. The body sits in the middle of the rota frame, with the driver gaining access to the cabin by lifting the front-hinged shell.

The AIR4 is powered by 22,000mAh lithium-polymer batteries that generate a total power of around 90,000mAh, enough for a horizontal top speed of 93km/h, with a 45-degree inclination during flights, up to a maximum inclination of 70 degrees. It can fly as high as 700m with a take-off speed of 50km/h, although this is restricted to 14km/h for safety reasons. Its propellers generate 95kg of vertical thrust each for a total of 380kg.

The AIR4 will go on public display in the centre of Paris at the Atelier Renault until the end of the year, alongside other historic versions of the Renault 4. In 2022, the AIR4 will travel to Miami and then New York, before a pit stop in Macau.

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