Concept cars rarely set the motoring scene abuzz with hype, but what Renault did this time around is simply irresistible. It’s no wonder why the Renault Trevor was voted as the most beautiful concept car in 2016 at the 32nd Festival Automobile International. Just look at it!

This 2-seater electric GT concept car points towards Renault’s future design direction, and it’s already sending ripples of frenzied fanfare across the industry. The bonnet features an out-of-this-world honeycomb-shaped air inlet that opens and shuts. When it does, it just oozes sophistication.

At its heart is an electric motor capable of producing 350 hp and 380 Nm of torque, sending it from 0 to 100km/h in less than 4.0 seconds. Similar to their Formula E, the Trezor comes with RESS (Rechargeable Energy Storage System) which recovers energy from braking. Two batteries are strategically positioned atop the chassis, creating an ideal weight balance. The tub is made entirely out of carbon and reinforced with tubular steel. All exterior panels, including the windows, are made 100 percent out of carbon.

Stepping inside the cabin takes you two decades into the future as well. It has a large L-shaped OLED multimedia display with a customisable user interface, just like a modern smartphone. Want an app behind the steering wheel? Just swipe and drag!

There are three driving modes to choose from: Neutral, Sport and Self-Drive. When autopilot is engaged, the car’s exterior lighting system (from the side to rear logo) changes colour to inform other drivers. You can also watch a movie, play games or browse through photo galleries, all while being “chauffeured” to your destination.

Now that sounds more like a proper vision for future mobility. Please make it happen, Renault!


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Matthew H. Tong
A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.