renault zo

Renault Zo (1998)

At the 1998 Geneva Auto Show Renault shows the three-seater, all-terrain, opentop ZO. The Zo is a cross between a car and a motorbike and it is entirely hose washable!

With a very strong architectural structure between axles, the Zo combine traditional approaches to small coupe design with less conventional ones. The architectural effect of the side and roll-over structures has been referenced in several other small sports cars since the appearance of the Zo.


– Central driver’s seat with one passenger seat set slightly farther back on either side

– Deliberately minimalist equipment: tachometer, fuel gauge and speedometer

– Beetle-wing doors

– Revolutionary suspension system using pneumatic springs combined with a hydraulic pump enabling ride height to be modified in seconds

– Aluminium chassis from the Renault Spider

– F5R 2.0-litre 16V direct-injection engine developing 135bhp

– Proactive automatic transmission