Renault Fiftie was much more than a modernised version of the 4CV.
A state-of-the-art model
A fitting tribute to the 4CV on its 50th birthday, Renault Fiftie was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1996, the same year that the Supercinq left the Renault catalogue. Renault Fiftie was a pioneer of the future engine that would equip the Twingo a few months later. It also benefitted from state-of-the-art technical solutions such as the aluminum frame of the Renault Sport Spider and a carbon fibre body.
A modern 4CV
Inspired by the 4CV, its shape won people’s hearts, but nonetheless asserted its modernism thanks to its proportions. Elements such as the headlamps, lights, wheels and the targa-style roof with its folding panels were also remarkable. The interior let in a bright and warm atmosphere, reinforced by unusual materials: linen and cotton seats, linoleum floor and the dashboard and door panels lined with rattan.