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At last year's Paris Motor Show, the Renault Trezor concept car impressed the crowd with its spectacular design and massive one-piece clamshell roof. Earlier this month, the all-electric coupe was voted the winner of the "2016 Concept Car Design of the Year" award. 

The Renault Trezor was voted the winner by a judging panel consisting of 20 renowned car designers, including chief design officer at Daimler Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Hyundai Motor Group Peter Schreyer, head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ralph Gilles, and executive design director at Nissan Mamoru Aoki. 

(Picture Source: Renault)

On its way to the first place, the Renault Trezor was able to beat a lot of amazing concept cars, including Jaguar I-PACE and Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 - second and third place. 

The senior vice-president of Renault corporate design, Laurens van den Acker, said: "It’s an honor to receive this award, because it's voted by our peers, and that's the hardest audience to satisfy."

Designing the Trezor, Renault considered the car to be an embodiment of the French automaker's future styling and technology. The Trezor outshined other concept cars with its distinctive front end, C-shaped signature lighting, and innovative one-piece clamshell roof.

 (Picture Source: Renault)

Distinctive and commanding, the Renault Trezor has a curvaceous carbon bodywork and contrasting surfaces. The front dynamic character comes from the smooth satin finish, while the rear sportiness comes from the hexagonal facets. To add more uniqueness, fiber optic signature lighting that incorporates a red laser light can be found at the rear end. 

Aside to the beauty of the bodywork, the car takes advantage of its aerodynamic exterior that was tweaked to lower the drag coefficient to only 0.22 as way to boost performance and efficiency.

While the Trezor is only a concept car that may never hit the assembly line, Renault wants this styling to serve as its new design approach for future production cars. This means future models may look something like this, or even better.

 (Picture Source: Renault)


Source: Petrolhead Arabia

Posted by Maye Rosales on 29th March 2017