While we were in Las Vegas covering the 2012 SEMA Show, sweeter teeth had converged upon France's capital city for the annual Salon du Chocolat, otherwise known as the Paris Chocolate Show. Renault brought a little automotive flair to the this year's show by teaming with French pastry chef Pierre Hermé to create a Renault Twizy covered with macarons.

In a two-day process, 1,700 of the Oreo-like pastries-weighing around 50 pounds in total-were individually glued onto the high-calorie show car's bodywork and wheel covers.

Scroll down to watch how this tasty Twizy was created.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      btw, macarons might have a creamy filling but the cookie itself is nothing like an Oreo. It's more like meringue. They practically melt in your mouth.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      RC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Will these ever be available in the US?
        DaveMart
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RC
        No, but the Honda Commuter might. That is basically the same as it can be had in two seater configuration one behind the other as well as a driver and two children, but with a better battery from Toshiba which will be with the car not leased separately and doors.
      Neil Blanchard
      • 2 Years Ago
      MacarOns or macarOOns - what is the difference? You guys need an editor...
        artandcolour2010
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neil Blanchard
        Macarons are French confections known for their pastel colors and subtle flavors. Macaroons are coconut or almond cookies. They are different sweets entirely.
        Neil Blanchard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neil Blanchard
        I stand corrected -- my apologies. Neil
        Blue
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neil Blanchard
        Macarons are the dessert being referred to in this article. If you aren't aware of this, perhaps you should educate yourself on the matter before trying to be a smart-arse. Moron.
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      The French car industry lacks innovation in particular so it is obvious that they would do something like this for attention.
        DaveMart
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        Yeah, look at Renault's reluctance to go electric in their cars! Oh, hang on............
          thequebecerinfrance
          • 2 Years Ago
          @DaveMart
          Yeah, the big thres's are really beeing innovative. They decided to stuff a big V8 on a RWD platform, make it overweight and and built with cheap plastics. Oh wait...
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but "Oreo-like pastries" is the about the worst possible description of a macaroon. Sure, it's a cookie sandwich, but it has no chocolate or cream so the analogy is far from accurate. Don't lower a delicious macaroon to mere Oreo status...
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Klep
        >insulting Oreos Thems fightin' words.
          Klep
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          Yeah, I actually expected to be downvoted for it, but I still felt like it needed to be said.
      Mike Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uh...I realize that you guys are (probably) young(er) and of the current generation, but the cookie is spelled MACAROONS.
        ScubaChris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike Lee
        No, macaron is the correct french spelling for these meringue type cookies. The word macaroon is no doubt taken from the french word but can also refer to a coconut macaroon (which are not what's stuck to this Twizy).
      Anon
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is some pointless **** right there. It's not like it takes great skill to glue some ******* cookies to your car.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Anon
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      Euphrentic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Douse the interior with Chanel #5 and I'm in heaven!
      PheelACCD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really AB? Oreos? In size only.
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