At the Paris Motor Show 2016, French car manufacturer Renault unveiled and went all-out with its Trezor Concept Car, an eye-catching all-electric GT rear-wheel drive 2-seater with no doors. The little voice in my head is asking, “What do you mean no doors? Then how the heck do I get in the car?”
You hop into the car after you raise the clamshell roof! How awesome is this?
The Trezor stands around 3.5 feet tall, so you’ll have to straddle the side of the car to climb in (watch video below for a demonstration). Just hope it’s not raining cats and dogs, and try not to step on the seats with your dirty shoes when entering!
Under the watch of Laurens van den Acker, Renault did an immaculate job with the aggressive, yet sensual, lines of its carbon bodywork and contrasting surface finishes. Add 21″ rims in the front and 22″ in the back, Renault completes the look of this piece of mechanical art.
The electric motor propels the Trezor from 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds with 260 kW (350 hp) and a peak torque of 380 Nm. It’s derived from the Renault e.dams, 2-time winner of the Formula E Teams’ world title. Renault is also Europe’s best selling EV manufacture too btw.
Red wood and leather pervade the interior. The dashboard incorporates 2 luggage compartments held in place by leather straps and was designed in partnership with French firm KEIM-cycles.
The Trezor has 3 driving modes – neutral, sport, and autonomous. In autonomous mode, the width of the steering wheel expands so the driver has a panoramic view of the dashboard to watch a movie, play a game, or live stream. How the heck does this steering wheel do this? It’s formed by 2 leather-sheathed aluminum shafts which expands and contracts depending on driving mode selected. Brilliant design! (watch video below for a demonstration)
The left side circular fuel door hatch is now an analogue electric charge level gauge. That’s a nifty thing to have because no electric cars today have an exterior charge level gauge. You have to whip out your iPhone to check the car’s app for the battery charge level nowadays.
And speaking of batteries, Renault incorporated a honeycomb shaped air intake on the bonnet to cool the batteries when needed. They pop up and down, and Renault says the car looks like it’s alive and “breathing”.
Renault did an amazing job with this Trezor Concept Car. Now if only I could jump in a time machine to year 2025 and see the cars of the future. I really want to after seeing what the future has in store for us.
Kudos Renault. Job well done. ** Clap Clap **
Video of the Renault Trezor Concept Car