Renault DeZir

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Renault DeZir
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Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Production 2010 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Doors Butterfly doors
Powertrain
Engine 148 hp electric motor
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Renault Sport R.S. 01 at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
Renault DeZir rear with butterfly doors open at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

The Renault DeZir is an electric concept car that was first officially presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The car is a 2 seat coupe with butterfly doors, and the interior is of red leather. The concept's butterfly doors open like a conventional-butterfly door on the driver's side and a suicide-butterfly door on the passenger's side. It features a 148 hp mid-mounted electric motor. This gives the concept rivalry with the Audi e-tron, with 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in just five seconds and a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h).[1]

The DeZir is the first in a series of concept cars that are paving the way for Renault's future both aesthetically and technologically. The series is modeled after the stages of life that a Renault customer might encounter. In Renault’s own words their customers will fall in love, discover the world, start a family, work, have fun and become wise. The DeZir concept symbolized the love stage, the Captur concept symbolized the discovery stage, the R-Space represented the family stage and the Frendzy represents the work stage.[2]

Media appearances[edit]

The DeZir concept appears in the new "Photo-Finish Pack" for the racing game Driveclub, available for free. It is also available on the racing games Asphalt 8: Airborne on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and 10 devices; and Real Racing 3 on iOS, Android devices.

R.S. 01 racing series[edit]

There is a competition with a special racing model, based on DeZir, but with a petrol engine, the R.S. 01 series. http://www.renaultsport.com/Renault-Sport-R-S-01-A-racing-car.html?lang=fr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renault Previews DeZir Electric Concept Car". Green Car Congress. 5 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Renault reveals Frendzy concept". European Car News. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 

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