Renault Trezor

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Renault Trezor
Renault Trezor - Mondial de l'Automobile de Paris 2016 - 006.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerRenault
Production2016
DesignerLaurens van den Acker
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
DoorsCanopy
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,776 mm (109.3 in)
Length4,700 mm (185.0 in)
Width2,100 mm (82.7 in)
Height1,080 mm (42.5 in)
Kerb weight1,600 kg (3,527 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorRenault DeZir

The Renault Trezor is a two-seater electric concept car with autonomous capabilities built by Renault which was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The car secured the Festival Automobile International's Most Beautiful Concept car of the Year 2016 award. The car is expected to become a commercial product by 2020.[1][2][3]

Exterior[edit]

The Renault Trezor with its roof open
Renault Trezor rear

The car is unique due to its lack of lines across the body with the only visible seam occurring where the roof connects to the lower portion of the car. The main reason for the lack of visible seams is its clamshell style roof which opens up to allow passengers to enter the interior. The single piece canopy opens by hinging forward on struts. The car also uses a carbon-fiber chassis and a wooden frame under the bonnet, which was built with French bicycle manufacturer KEIM, to function as a luggage rack.[1][4][5][6] It had to carry on the legacy of the dezir, extreme beauty and economy while sacrificing top speed.

The car has a drag coefficient of 0.22 which makes it one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in the world.[citation needed] The exterior lighting signature of the car changes when switched to autonomous mode. The car rides on 21 inch front and 22 inch rear wheels with gaps between spokes in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, besides carbon-fiber scoops to aid in brake cooling.[2][7][8] There are no doors, instead you open the roof and climb out.

Interior[edit]

The car has an electric motor developing 260 kW (349 hp) and 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) torque, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than four seconds. The car has two battery packs with independent cooling systems optimized by variable geometry honeycomb shaped air intakes in front. The car has a brake operated energy recovery system, developed from the Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) technology developed for Formula E cars.[1][4]

The interior and the windshield of the car are colored red. The car also has an OLED touchscreen covered with Gorilla Glass on both the center console and steering wheel. The steering wheel is rectangular and can extend in width when the vehicle is in autonomous mode to give the driver a panoramic view of the dashboard.[3][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Renault Trezor concept car - is this the ultimate Bond villain's car?". Daily Express. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "RENAULT'S EYE-POPPING TREZOR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CONCEPT CAR OF 2016". Maxim. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Paris Motor Show 2016: Renault Unveils New Design Language With Trezor Concept". NDTV. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "The Renault Trezor is the most stylish electric car you will ever see". GQ (Indian edition). Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Renault replaces doors with a sliding roof for Trezor concept car". Dezeen. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ "This is Renault's astonishing Trezor concept car". Top Gear. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Feast your eyes on the world's most beautiful car". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Renault Trezor concept revealed at Paris motor show". Autocar. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.

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