Racoon made its first public appearance in 1992 in a film intended to demonstrate Renault's technological expertise in the field of computer-generated imagery. The Concept car itself is an all-terrain, go-anywhere vehicle, which bristles with ideas and technologies. Racoon is a vehicle of extremes which is always in its element wherever you take it. This Concept car is also amphibious with a top speed of 5 knots in water. Its philosophy is one of taking its occupants right to the very heart of their environment. The extra-high and extendable ground clearance, over-sized green wheels, long arms and bulging head give the vehicle a decidedly unusual appearance. With forms that are round and flowing, Racoon has three distinct sides to its character. First, a hybrid, helicopter-like look with a high glass cockpit underlines its observation and discovery functions. Second, Racoon seats its occupants almost horizontally like a sports car. And third, it flexes its mechanical muscles unashamedly like a powerful construction vehicle.


Cabin accessed by remote-controlled pivoting glass canopies

Three seats laid out in triangular configuration with seat-mounted safety harnesses

Rear and lateral camera for rear-view vision (with infrared assistance for night use)

Keyboardless PC, hands-free telephone and satellite communication system

Chemically treated glass, featuring ultrasound system which disintegrates water molecules on contact

Racoon splits into two, easily separating into its high-tensile steel chassis on the one hand and its all-steel bodywork on the other

3.0-litre twin turbo V6 engine coupled with 6-speed gearbox and three torque-transfer differentials offer peerless traction on muddy terrain and an off-road top speed of over 155kph

Two hydrojets driven by the engine provide propulsion in water

source: Renault

Engine & performance:

Power: 262 hp

Top speed: 155 km/h

0-100 km/h: 13.5 s

Fuel consumption: 9.6 l @ 90 km/h

           12.2 l @ 120 km/h

            17 l @ urban mode


Length: 4110 mm

Width: 2110 mm

Height: 1915-2115 mm

Wheelbase: 2448-2577 mm

Weight: 1580 kg