Renault DeZir

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Renault DeZir
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Overview
ManufacturerRenault
Production2010 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutMid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
DoorsButterfly door (driver side)
Suicide butterfly door (passenger side)
RelatedAlpine A110-50
Renault Sport R.S. 01
Powertrain
Engine148 hp electric motor
Transmission6-speed automatic
Chronology
SuccessorRenault Trezor
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 finished in 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.

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.[1]

Performance[edit]

The DeZir is powered by a mid-mounted electric motor producing 148 hp (110 kW; 150 PS) and 226 N⋅m (167 lb⋅ft) of torque, giving it a 0-60 mph (0-100km/h) time of 5 seconds and a top speed of 112 mph (184 km/h).[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; Real Racing 3 on iOS, Android devices, and Top Drives on iOS, Android devices.

Related cars[edit]

Renault Sport R.S. 01 at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
Alpine A110-50 at the 2013 Festival Automobile International

Renault Sport R.S. 01[edit]

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a race car manufactured by Renault, and is based on the DeZir. The car originally raced in Renault's own one-make series, the Renault Sport Trophy, until they decided to move outside Renault borders and race in the Group GT3 classification.

Unlike the DeZir, the R.S. 01 has a petrol engine. It uses the 3.8-liter VR38DETT V6 by Nissan, but has been slightly tuned by Nismo for track regulations. Overall it has 500 hp (373 kW; 507 PS).

The looks are also fairly different compared to the DeZir, but the R.S. 01 still keeps the lineage of it and the DeZir in its design.

Alpine A110-50[edit]

The Alpine A110-50 is a concept car manufactured by Renault, and although not based on it, has design cues similar to the DeZir. The car was built to commemorate 50 years of the original A110 from 1962. The Alpine was used as Renault’s first ever rally car, and a huge success. After 1973, production stopped altogether, the A110-50 was built to again be used as a rally car and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Alpine.

Like the R.S. 01, the A110-50 does not use an electric motor, but a petrol engine. It uses a 335 hp (250 kW; 340 PS) variation of the Mégane's 3.5-liter Nissan VQ-based V6.

The design language is very similar to the DeZir, but since it commemorates 50 years of the original A110, it also keeps some design cues from the original car.

References[edit]

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

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