Renault Trezor Hailed As The Most Beautiful Concept Car At Festival Automobile International

Feb 03, 2017 09:40 AM EST | Andrew Davis


Renault Trezor was the belle of the ball during the 32nd Festival Automobile International at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, France. It has been voted as the most beautiful concept car of 2016. This all-electric vehicle is no doubt stunning with its unique skin-like exterior and a classy interior.

The Renault Trezor relatively embodies the technology and styling cues and overall DNA of the future of vehicles from the French carmaker. The Trezor concept car is a 2-seater all-electric coupe that has a more of futuristic feel compared with the 2012 Renault DeZir. Of course, the DeZir was the benchmark for the futuristic design, but the Trezor took things a notch. It has "feelings" and "maturity" weaved into the design philosophy.

 Rémi Depoix, President of the Festival Automobile International, said: "It is the epitome of a concept car and we were notably won over by the cohesion of its overall design and the attention that has been paid to the details. It is a fine creative work which, we hope, will inspire Renault's future roadgoing models."

The Renault Trezor was engineered and designed by the F1 of electric cars, Formula E. It measures 4,700mm long, 2,100mm wide and 1080mm tall. It is powered by electric powertrain that produces 350 horses and 380Nm of torque. Its 0 to 100-kilometer sprint is under 4 seconds. The all-electric coupe is equipped with 2 batteries, reports DailyDot. It also has a brake-operated energy recovery system courtesy of the Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) technology developed for Formula E racing matched with a chassis made of carbon cell and tubular steel frames.

The stunning exteriors not only screams beauty but also signals a new era of futuristic concept cars that will have companies like Tesla a run for their money. The Renault Trezor's lines are "warm, sensuous, and refined," according to AutomotiveWorld. It features a single visible seam connecting the roof to the bottom half of the vehicle, with the roof opening like a clamshell.

Meanwhile, the interior is a whole different story. The windshield comes in a striking red color, in high contrast with the body paint. It packs some high-end tech, including an OLED touchscreen that is covered in Gorilla glass on both steering wheel and the center console.

Although the Renault Trezor is a testament to how far the imagination can go, it will not be able to taste the open road. It simply a concept car, nothing more. But it may find its way in the production line in one form or another.

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