TREZOR: The Most Beautiful Concept Car of 2016

French car manufacturer Renault presented its award-winning TREZOR during the Monaco International Motor Show. The all-electric GT won the Festival Automobile International award for the Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year 2016 for all the right reasons.

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Smooth and silken at the front, this bodywork mirrors the car’s dynamic character. At the rear, it features hexagonal panels that underline the Trezor’s sporting temperament and technology.  The metallic finish of the Trezor conveys an image that is both sleek and protective.

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Trezor’s one-piece clamshell roof lifts much like the lid of a jewelry box to give access to the interior. Inside the car, red is the predominant colour. The Formula 1 inspired rectangular steering wheel. When extended in self-driving mode, it allows access to the dashboard’s three screens – two of which are touchscreen displays.

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Trezor’s interior design, meanwhile, places the emphasis on driving enjoyment and features a large enveloping touchscreen display that reinforces the cockpit feel. This customisable, connected interface juxtaposes warming, prestige materials like wood and leather.

“The jury decided this award should go to the Trerzor because of the extreme beauty, sensuality and elegance it exudes,” – observes Rémi Depoix, President of the Festival Automobile International. “It is the epitome of a concept car and we were notably won over by the cohesion of its overall design and the attention that has been paid to the details. It is a fine creative work which, we hope, will inspire Renault’s future road-going models.”

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The new ‘multi-sense’ system offers a choice of three driving modes: neutral, sport and autonomous. This embodies Renault’s vision of how autonomous cars can make traveling safer and more enjoyable, while allowing motorists to optimise how they make use of their time. When the car is in autonomous mode, the exterior lighting signature changes and extends to the lateral and rear logos, to indicate to other road users that driving has been delegated.

The car’s bodywork is crafted mainly from silver-coloured carbon and features contrasting surface finishes with striking red glazing.