Renault new concept all-electric supercar called the Trezor recently won the accolade of the most beautiful concept car at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This award is a highly prestigious and hotly contested one which involves a competition held on the shores of the scenic Lake Como in Italy.
The event which was held from May 26 to May 28 is known across the globe for attracting some of the most expensive cars in the world. The Trezor emerged as the winner for best design in the prototype and concept category. The vehicle was also named as the 2016 Concept Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.
Renault had launched the Trezor in September 2018 at the Paris Motor Show purely as a concept vehicle. The company has however made it clear that the Trezor is likely to inspire design elements in future models from Renault.
The Trezor runs on two batteries, one of which is located at the front and the other at the rear. This means that there is more equal weight distribution. Each battery also has its own cooling system. The hood has hexagonal vents which are part of this cooling system and these move up and down as air circulates thus conveying the impression of a living, breathing car.
There is an analogue gauge on the left-hand side of the body that indicates the vehicle’s charge level and informs the driver as to how soon the vehicle would need to be charged. The electric motor of the Trezor has maximum power of 260 kW, which is the equivalent of 350 horsepower. With this kind of power available, the ca takes less than four seconds to go from 0-62 mph. The Trezor has stylish canopy doors that can lift to facilitate entry into the vehicle. The space for storage in the front of the vehicle is a handy feature.
With regard to the interiors, they point to direction that Renault wants to take for its future models. The controls are easily accessed through an L-shaped touchscreen display on the dashboard, which is made out of red wood.
Personalization is another attractive feature of the Trezor. When you get inside the vehicle, you will be asked to place your phone in a special slot underneath the armrest. The phone than automatically syncs with the vehicle to personalize settings and welcome you.
There are three driving modes for the Trezor: neutral, sport, and autonomous. When the vehicle is in autonomous mode, the logos on the rear and side of the vehicle light up so that other road users are informed that the car is in self-driving mode.
The steering wheel also expands when in autonomous mode, making it possible for the driver to view the panoramic screen on the dashboard.
Renault plans to have an autonomous system ready by 2020. The company says the tech, which will allow drivers to go hands-free and eye-free, will be available for mainstream vehicles at an affordable price.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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