Would You Ride The Renault Drone?

Mon 6th Dec 2021

While there may be many automotive manufacturers who are making bold claims about the future of a flying car, Renault have stolen a march on them all by reimagining a classic design that takes to the air.

To conclude the 60th celebrations of the company’s iconic Renault 4, the French brand have partnered with motion design hub TheArsenale to create a version of the car that can fly.

The Renault 4L sold more than 8 million units during a 30 year career which saw it become a favourite in more than 100 countries, described as the ‘blue jeans’ car by for Renault boss Pierre Dreyfus for its versatility.

And that versatility has continued with the AIR4, a carbon-fibre tribute to the 4L, which can take to the air due to it being designed like a drone and has a flying height of 700m, thought that is restricted to 4m for safety reasons.

The AIR4 is the first production from TheArsenale’s Road To Air division, which envisions the future transport in the sky.

Patrice Meignan, Founder of TheArsenale believes that the famous versatility of the vehicle is to continue with the design of the AIR4.

“I have dedicated my life to the passion for mobility and I continually explore all aspects of the moving world.” says Patrice Meignan. “After 25 years of forward-looking research, we believe that the icons of car culture are eternal, whether on earth or in the air. For 60 years, the Renault 4 has been driven by ordinary people who make it extraordinary. It is a car that symbolises adventure: simple, practical, useful and as modern as it is retro. Most drivers will tell you, it allows you to travel differently and to live an adventure. This ‘travelling different’ has inspired my team and I. With AIR4 by TheArsenale, the Renault 4 is ready for its greatest adventure yet.”