I'm just itching to be Banned
Renault has just released information on its diminutive new roadster dubbed "Wind," a car they will debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show. At just 150.7 inches long, the Wind is just about five inches longer than a Mini Cooper. In keeping with the current fashion for hardtop convertibles, the wind doesn't use fabric for the lid. Because of its small size, the complex mechanized lids found on cars like the Volkswagen Eos or even the larger Renault Megane simply wouldn't be practical.
Instead, the roof panel of the Wind simply flips over 180 degrees to stow under its rear deck. If this sounds familiar, think back about five years ago to the Ferrari 575M Superamerica, which used an almost identical system, albeit with an electrochromatic panel called "Revcromico." Renault hasn't released any details about the mechanicals or when the Wind will be available. Hopefully, we'll find out at the show. In the meantime check out the pop-top's video after the jump.
Crass, it reminds me of a modern day Del Sol which is definetly not one of my favorite cars to say the least...