Car Design Review 9: Gilles Vidal, Renault

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“You need to find that special something to stand out from the crowd” says Renault design boss, Gilles Vidal 

I have lived my entire life around cars. My father, grandfather and uncle were all car dealers, and my grandfather kept a collection of classics in his barn, including a Citroen Trefle and Traction Avant, an Opel GT, a Peugeot 404 and even an Opel Cadet from 1939.

I remember sneaking in with my little brother – we were just small enough to crawl underneath those massive sliding doors – and I felt like Indiana Jones. My…

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