Geneva 2004 – Renault Wind Concept

[cars name="Renault"]‘s chief designer, the prolific and gifted Patrick Le Quément, charmed Geneva showgoers again this year with the artful Wind roadster concept, an exercise in simplicity and joie d’vivre. Behind the car’s wraparound glass is a clever 2+1 seating arrangement: Nestled behind the front seats is a saddle of sorts for an occasional (or masochistic) third fun-seeker. The Wind employs a 136-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with a six-speed sequential manual transmission. With a curb weight well under 2000 pounds, performance ought to be as inspiring as the design.