Renault Talisman

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This article is about the 2001 concept car. For the 2012 production car based on the Renault Samsung SM7, see Renault Talisman (production car).
Renault Talisman Concept
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Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Designer Patrick le Quément
Body and chassis
Class Luxury car
Body style Gullwing coupé
Layout FR layout
Related Renault Initiale
Powertrain
Engine 4.5i V8 32 valves
Transmission Automatic
Dimensions
Length 4,800 mm (189.0 in)
Width 1,950 mm (76.8 in)
Height 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Curb weight 1,600 kg (3,527 lb)

The Renault Talisman is a luxury 2-door sedan/coupé concept car designed after the 1995 Renault Initiale Concept line by Renault chief designer Patrick le Quément and it was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001.

The first sketches were drawn in early 2000 and first referred as Renault Z12. There were 4 final 1/5 scale models and a judging team, led by Patrick le Quément selected this coupé. It was named "Talisman" on June 20, 2001

The Talisman was designed as a luxury sedan with 4 comfortable seats but with only 2 gullwing doors and a coupé-style ending. It applies the "Touch Design" concept, where the principal objective is to make materials and controls soft and ergonomic. The equipment is formed by LCD screens instead of mirrors, GPS and even a Tag Heuer clock in the middle of the board. The board slides up giving access to a giant glovebox. The seats are colored of dark red, and curiously, the seat belts are fixed at the opposite side of every car; in the left for the right seat and in the right for the left one. Four massive 380 mm (15.0 in) 6-pistons disc brakes are in charge of stopping the car. There are also twin metallic suitcases located in the trunk, and fixed to it.

The design of the Talisman was followed by the Mégane II.