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12/09/2010 1523

Renault - Gabbiano

Gabbiano takes the moves by a study for a sport Coupé able to offer an internal compartment for four real seats.

The name is inspired by the door opening. Usually four seats coupé have very long doors that need much room to be opened, and that permit the entrance in two separate moments: back seats first and then front seats.

Here there's only a seagull door that allows contemporary entrance for front and back seats.

For the first time on the Gabbiano you can see the glass windows that completely  wrap up  the compartment and this characteristic will be reproduced in many following prototypes.

source: ItalDesign

Engine & performance:

Position: front, transversely

Type: Renault 11, 4-cylinder

Capacity: 1397 cc

Power: 72 hp @ 5750 rpm

Torque: 106 Nm @ 3500 rpm


Length: 3900 mm

Width: 1640 mm

Height: 1285 mm

Wheelbase: 2480 mm


1983  Geneva



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