Renault Avantime Gathering for 10th Anniversary in UK
Th Avantime might not be a very pretty car, but like many French designs it pushed the boundaries of what we think is possible. Can you imagine what the world though of this vehicle in 2002, when the VW Golf was still a Mk IV and the Ford Focus was in its infancy, with an asymmetrical blue dash?
The Avantime was supposed to be a grand tourer coupe according to Renault, but although it had a sportscar engine, it had an MPV body. However, there still aren’t any mainstream production cars with double-hinged doors like this.
But the world wasn’t ready for it, and only 12 moths were enough for it to be withdrawn form the market. Still, with a 210 bhp V6 engine, more glass than a greenhouse and a top speed of 140 mph, we find it quite amazing, and so do its fans.