WE don’t know what Renault’s design team are on. But we want some of it.
In recent years Laurens van den Acker, Groupe Renault’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Design, has been producing absolute belting concepts.
I drove the Dezir a few years back and it was a stonker.
Now he’s done it again with the Trezor, voted the Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at Italy’s prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
The stunning French beauty scooped the top prize yesterday at the Italian awards evening.
Previously, the Trezor has won Concept Car of the Year at the International Automobile Festival in Paris and Concept Car of the Year at the Geneva Car Design Awards.
The annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has been held since 1929 on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.
Stéphane Janin, Renault’s Director of Concept Car Design, commented: “This award testifies to the fine judgment of great car collectors, who consider automobiles to be works of art.
“It recognises the work of our designers who were part of this fantastic project.”.
The Trezor made its debut at the Paris Motor Show 2016 and, according to Renault, debuted some design cues that will be seen on future models and is powered by a Formula E inspired all-electric motor.
This engine has maximum power of 260kW (350bhp) – taking it from 0-62mph in just under four seconds.
One of the biggest talking points of the car is its clamshell roof which Renault says opens up “much like a jewellery box.”
Now Renault have just got to build it for real. We dare you.