Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Newspress | posted September 30, 2016 10:51
Renault debuts two-seater electric concept
Renault is looking towards the future of mobility and design with the all-new Trezor concept. Making its public debut at this year's Paris Motor Show, the all-electric two-seater features sleek GT styling and Formula E-derived powertrain that pulls the car from 0 – 100 km/h in less than four seconds.
Beginning with its exterior, the Trezor uses a new design language adopted from the 2010 DeZir concept and all-new Clio hatchback. Sleek, smooth and featuring a one-piece clamshell roof that provides acccess to the interior, the Trezor is a one-off GT that blends futuristic design with classic aesthetics.
It has a curvaceous carbon fiber body that is highlighted by a long hood and distinct beltine. The muscular wheel arches, sleek character lines and staggered wheels (21-inches at the front, 22-inches at the rear) give the electric GT a very purposeful look. The pristine body also allowed the concept to have a drag coefficient of only 0.22.
Dimension-wise, the Trezor measures 4,700mm long, 2,180mm wide and 1,080mm tall. Curb weight comes in at 1,600kg while wheelbase is at 2,776mm.
Climbing inside, the Trezor concept features a pre-dominantly red interior. At the center of it all is a huge OLED curved screen that displays the car's infotainment system. The dashboard itself is made from red wood and houses a luggage compartment with leather straps. The contoured seats are upholstered in red leather, while the Formula 1-inspired steering wheel and instrument panel provide the necessary information for the driver.
Providing power to the Trezor concept is a Formula E powertrain derived from the e.dams racecar that won the world championship twice. It has a maximum output of 350 PS with 380 Nm of torque and can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in less than four seconds. The two batteries are mounted at the front and back for improved weight distribution. Also, each one has their own cooling system that is helped along by a variable-geometry air intake.
Beside delivering electric power to a GT car, the Trezor concept also features self-driving technology. Renault plans to introduce a production version of that technology to their production cars in 2020.
There is no word if Renault plans on making the Trezor into an all-electric production car.