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Showing posts with label Supercar. Show all posts
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Monday, February 26, 2024

Chrysler's Futuristic Leap: Unveiling the Halcyon Concept

New EV - As Chrysler celebrates its upcoming 100th anniversary, the automotive giant is breaking away from its minivan reputation and making a bold leap into the future. Known primarily for producing the Pacifica minivan, Chrysler is unveiling the Halcyon Concept, a sophisticated and stunning roadster with electric power and full autonomous capabilities. This marks a significant departure from their traditional offerings and is a testament to the company's commitment to embracing advanced technology and innovation.
The Halcyon is a sleek roadster with a lot of interesting things to say about Chrysler’s future. (Picture from: TheVerge)
Christine Feuell
, CEO of the Chrysler brand, emphasizes the brand's progressive vision in introducing advanced technology and experiences tailored for real-life applications. The Halcyon Concept serves as a showcase of Chrysler's future direction, especially considering the company's ambitious plan to exclusively sell electric vehicles by the end of 2028.
The Halcyon serves as a demonstration of Chrysler's commitment to incorporating cutting-edge technology. (Picture from: TheVerge)
While the Halcyon is not a production-ready vehicle, lacking specific specifications like battery capacity and mileage, it serves as a demonstration of Chrysler's commitment to incorporating cutting-edge technology. The concept integrates various technologies developed by Chrysler's parent company, Stellantis, including the STLA Brain operating system, STLA AutoDrive driver assistance, and STLA SmartCockpit infotainment system.
The Halcyon boasts a sleek design with a mere four inches of ground clearance and innovative French door-style openings. (Picture from: TheVerge)
Built on Stellantis' STLA Large platform, the Halcyon Concept boasts a sleek design with a mere four inches of ground clearance and innovative French door-style openings. The use of recycled materials, such as crushed and recycled music CDs for the company's wing logo, highlights Chrysler's dedication to sustainability, with 95 percent of the interior crafted from "sustainable" materials.
The Halcyon integrates various technologies developed by Chrysler's parent company, Stellantis, including the STLA Brain operating system, STLA AutoDrive driver assistance, and STLA SmartCockpit infotainment system. (Picture from: TheVerge)
Artificial intelligence plays a pivotal role in the Halcyon Concept, contributing to features like voice assistants, predictive navigation, and online software updates. The vehicle's ability to recognize user preferences and make preemptive adjustments to the HVAC system enhances the overall driving experience.
The Halcyon Concept contributes to features such as voice assistants, predictive navigation, and online software updates. (Picture from: TheVerge)
Chrysler envisions a future where autonomous vehicles play a significant role, and the Halcyon Concept aligns with this vision. Equipped with autonomous features and futuristic elements like a brightness-adjustable glass canopy and Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Technology, the concept hints at a potential future where wireless charging on the move becomes a reality.
The use of recycled materials, such as crushed and recycled music CDs for the company's wing logo, highlights Chrysler's dedication to sustainability, with 95 percent of the interior crafted from "sustainable" materials. (Picture from: TheVerge)
While experts debate the feasibility of a completely driverless future, Chrysler is positioning itself to be ready for evolving trends. The company acknowledges that achieving full autonomy, especially at Levels 3 and 4, requires significant development work. Nevertheless, the Halcyon Concept exemplifies Chrysler's commitment to staying ahead of the curve.
The Halcyon equipped with autonomous features and futuristic elements like a brightness-adjustable glass canopy and Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Technology. (Picture from: TheVerge)
Looking beyond the concept, Chrysler plans to reveal its first electric vehicle in 2025, with the Airflow SUV prototype already showcased. Despite discontinuing the Chrysler 300 sedan, the company remains focused on profitability and increasing its brand value. With approximately 133,000 minivans sold last year, Chrysler aims to leverage its revenue for developing a series of electric vehicles and maintaining a prominent position in the evolving automotive landscape.
In conclusion, Chrysler's Halcyon Concept serves as a beacon of the company's future direction, emphasizing innovation, sustainability, and a commitment to staying at the forefront of automotive technology. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, Chrysler positions itself as a key player, ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CHRYSLER | THEVERGE | CARANDDRIVER | CNBC | ELECTREK.CO ]
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Pagani Huayra R Evo Unique Supercar Powered by 900 HP

New Long-tailed Beast - Pagani Automobili, the renowned Italian supercar manufacturer, has once again raised the bar with the introduction of its latest masterpiece – the Pagani Huayra R Evo. This exquisite creation is an enhanced version of the Huayra R lineup, featuring a distinctive open-top design, aptly termed a targa. Boasting a staggering maximum power output of 900 horsepower, Pagani claims that this new iteration surpasses the ferocity of its predecessor, the Huayra R track car, which made its debut in 2021.
The Pagani Huayra R Evo is an enhanced version of Huayra R featuring a distinctive design, aptly termed a targa. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The genesis of the Huayra R Evo can be traced back to a moment of inspiration experienced by the visionary Horacio Pagani while watching a Formula Indy race in Nashville. A testament to meticulous craftsmanship, this marvel took approximately two years to complete, a timeframe justified by the manufacturer's pursuit of performance levels akin to the current Le Mans Prototype 2 race car.
The Pagani Huayra R Evo is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship that took around 2 years to complete. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Pagani has not only pushed the boundaries of performance but has also incorporated notable improvements. The addition of a pop-out roof panel enhances aerodynamic downforce when removed, resulting in a remarkable 45% increase from the standard configuration. Impressively lightweight at 1,060 kg dry, the Huayra R Evo showcases Pagani's commitment to achieving the perfect balance of power and agility.
The genesis of the Pagani Huayra R Evo can be traced back to a moment of inspiration experienced by the visionary Horacio Pagani while watching a Formula Indy race in Nashville. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The introduction of the "codalunga" (long tail) design element involves extending the front splitter by approximately four inches, seamlessly integrating and supporting the air intake for the cooling system. The rear end, now 7.5 inches longer, features a central stabilizer fin supporting the large rear wing, along with integrated struts. This meticulous redesign contributes to a substantial 45% increase in downforce. The open-top configuration further elevates total downforce by 5%, thanks to increased front and rear vertical loads.
The Pagani Huayra R Evo featuring with the "codalunga" (long tail) design element involves extending the front splitter by approximately four inches, seamlessly integrating and supporting the air intake for the cooling system. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Under the hood, the Huayra R Evo houses the formidable V12 R-Evo enginea naturally aspirated 6,000 cc V12 configuration. This powerhouse, enhanced with a redesigned intake manifold, new camshaft, and reconfigured exhaust system, delivers an awe-inspiring 900 horsepower and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. The bespoke six-speed sequential gearbox, a result of collaboration with HWA AG, weighs a mere 176 pounds.
The Pagani Huayra R Evo has 7.5 inches longer's rear end, coupled with a central stabilizer fin supporting the large rear wing, along with integrated struts. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Ensuring a comfortable ride, the car features a forged aluminum alloy double-wishbone suspension, helical springs, and electronically controlled shock absorbers. The addition of a new heave damper further enhances controllability

Braking prowess is provided by the CCM-R auto-ventilated carbon ceramic brakes and custom racing pads. Furthermore, the Huayra R Evo rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear rims, enveloped in Pirelli P Zero Slick tires (280/680 R19 at the front and 345/725 R20 at the rear).
Under the hood, the Pagani Huayra R Evo houses the formidable V12 R-Evo engine – a naturally aspirated 6,000 cc V12 configuration. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Stepping inside the cabin, occupants are greeted by seats clad in fire-resistant material, equipped with six-point safety belts and carbon fiber headrests featuring special protection to mitigate serious injuries in case of an unfortunate incident. Pagani's commitment to global markets is evident as the Huayra can be configured with left or right-hand steering depending on the region. | uTiVEBUc49o |
In conclusion, Pagani's Huayra R Evo stands as a testament to the brand's unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive excellence. This masterpiece seamlessly combines cutting-edge technology, aerodynamic precision, and raw power, offering enthusiasts a driving experience like no other. The Huayra R Evo is not just a car; it's a symphony of engineering brilliance and artistic finesse, destined to leave an indelible mark in the world of high-performance automobiles. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PAGANI AUTOMOBILI | ID.MOTOR1 | AUTOBLOG ]
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Driving Ambitions: The John Evans Supercars Odyssey from Dreams to Reality

Passion & Ambition - In the world of automotive dreams, not many enthusiasts can turn their aspirations into reality, especially when it comes to owning or driving a supercar. For individuals like John Evans, an American automotive enthusiast with limited capital, the dream was not just about possession but also about creating something unique.
The 1989 Evans-Kudzu Series I GT posed along with its sibling Evans 486LM or Evans Series 3. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Evans harbored a vision that proved to be exceptionally challenging – designing a supercar inspired by racing series like Group-C and GT1, a machine that encapsulated cutting-edge technology but remained road-legal.
The initial model for Evans Automobiles, the Evans 386LM prototype, was designed by Dave Lynn. (Picture from: GT1History)
Founded in 1986 in Scottdale, Georgia, Evans Automobiles became the canvas for John Evans' ambitious project, the Evans 386LM model. Collaborating with the talented designer Dave Lynn (also recognized as the person behind the Kudzu GTP prototype), the company embarked on a journey to craft a supercar that defied conventional norms. 
Initially equipped with a 3.8 and 4.7-liter Buick engine, the Evans 386LM underwent an evolution to accommodate a potent V8, boasting a capacity of up to 7 liters and featuring an aluminum block. (Picture from: GT1History)
The 386LM (initially intended as the ACO verification car, as well as the EPA certification car) weighed a mere 1,048 kg, built on a tubular frame adorned with carbon panels, and featured a carbon fiber body. An adjustable suspension system added adaptability, allowing the car to conquer both specific tracks and public roads.
Standard features of the Evans 386LM included a luxurious carbon fiber and leather interior with a cork and leather-wrapped roll cage, a Quaiffe limited-slip differential, and powerful front and rear calipers. (Picture from: GTPlanet)
Initially equipped with a 3.8 and 4.7-liter Buick engine, the 386LM underwent an evolution to accommodate a potent V8, boasting a capacity of up to 7 liters and featuring an aluminum block. This powerhouse enabled the car to achieve a breathtaking acceleration to the first hundred in just 3.8 seconds, reaching an impressive top speed of 330 km/h
The Evans 386LM was the ACO verification car, as well as the EPA certification car, weighed a mere 1,048 kg, built on a tubular frame adorned with carbon panels, and featured a carbon fiber body. (Picture from: GT1History)
Additionally, various sources mention multiple engine options throughout the program's development, including the Buick 4.0 turbo V6 or supercharged Buick 3.8 (likely in the early stages). Later on, alternatives like the natural aspirated aluminum 5.7 V8 block or even the massive 427 cu.in. (7.0-liter) were considered.
The Evans 486LM essentially the same as the 386LM but with a different nose section for public road comfort. (Picture from: Carakoom)
Standard features of the Evans 386LM included a luxurious carbon fiber and leather interior with a cork and leather-wrapped roll cage, a Quaiffe limited-slip differential, and powerful front and rear calipers. Additionally, a single-element, adjustable carbon fiber rear wing and rear diffuser were part of the package. Optional amenities like air conditioning, power steering, hydraulic ride height control, rear view camera, and CD/DVD/radio added to the appeal.
The Evans 486LM's specifications are identical to the 386LM except for overall length and price. (Picture from: VWVortex)
However, the high starting price of over 100 thousand dollars posed a challenge for sales. Prospective buyers hesitated due to the hefty price tag and the implied high level of piloting skill required for regular track day use. Despite these hurdles, the American automaker persisted, introducing the Evans 486LM – essentially the same as the 386LM but with a different nose section for public road comfort.
The 1989 Evans-Kudzu Series I GT, originally designed by Dave Lynn, later became produced by Evans Automobiles. (Picture from: BringATrailer)
Over the years, Evans invested considerable time in the development of the 386LM and its counterpart, the 486LM. Despite efforts to showcase the company's ability to produce a reliable racing car with minimal maintenance demands, sales were slow. By 2005, the price dropped to 65 thousand dollars, and even the molds with all the drawings were put up for sale, but interest remained tepid. The ambitious plan met its demise with the bankruptcy of Evans Automobiles, and even a rebranding to Silva based in Las Vegas couldn't salvage the situation.
In the end, John Evans' dream of crafting an accessible yet high-performance supercar encountered challenges extending beyond the realms of design and engineering. The narrative of the 386LM and 486LM stands as a testament to the intricate process of transforming automotive dreams into tangible reality. It offers enthusiasts a story rich in ambition and innovation. This unexpected conclusion to a chapter in automotive history could also serve as potential inspiration for others aspiring to turn their dreams into reality. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARAKOOM | DISENO-ART | GTPLANET | ALLCARINDEX | GT1 HISTORY | DAILYSPORTSCAR | BRINGATRAILER | VWVORTEX ]
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Friday, February 9, 2024

Mazzanti Evantra Pura: Unleashing Italian Elegance with American Power

Road BEASTMazzanti Automobili, a beacon of innovation in the automotive world since its establishment in 2002, continues to redefine excellence. The introduction of the Evantra supercar in 2013 marked a significant milestone, next is Evantra Millecavalli, and in 2021, the journey of evolution has now led to the unveiling of the Mazzanti Evantra Pura.
The Mazzanti Evantra Pura seamlessly marries European elegance with the raw potency of American muscle, and debuted at the 2021 Florence Biennale Festival in Florence, Italy. (Picture from: TopGear)
Displayed with pride at the illustrious 2021 Florence Biennale Festival in Florence, Italy, the Evantra Pura seamlessly marries European elegance with the raw potency of American muscle. Departing from its predecessor, the Evantra Pura opts for a 6.2-liter V8 sourced from the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8, tuned to unleash an astounding 761 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque. This powerhouse is artfully coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Mazzanti Evantra Pura chassis maintains Mazzanti's unwavering commitment to quality and performance. (Picture from: TopGear)
Setting the Evantra Pura apart is its remarkable agility, owing to a significant 198-pound weight reduction compared to the original Evantra. This weight-saving measure propels the car from 0 to 60mph in an exhilarating 2.9 seconds, with a top speed reaching an impressive 360km/h.
The Mazzanti Evantra Pura crafted with a high-tensile, box-section steel frame and chrome molybdenum, the lightweight construction enhances the car's nimble handling. (Picture from: TopGear)
The chassis of the Evantra Pura maintains Mazzanti's unwavering commitment to quality and performance. Crafted with a high-tensile, box-section steel frame and chrome molybdenum, the lightweight construction enhances the car's nimble handling, reducing its overall weight by 90 kilograms compared to its predecessor.
The Mazzanti Evantra Pura's cabin elevates the driving experience with a larger portrait touch screen for the infotainment system and a racing-style steering wheel display. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Standard features include front and rear MacPherson strut suspension, with the option for enthusiasts to choose a fully adjustable suspension system for a personalized driving experience. Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, equipped with 14.9-inch discs and six-piston calipers in the front, along with 14-inch discs and four-piston calipers in the rear, ensure precise and powerful stopping capabilities.
The Mazzanti Evantra Pura rolling on OZ Racing wheels wrapped in Michelin tires (255/35R19 at the front and 315/30R20 at the rear), the Evantra Pura not only delivers exceptional performance but also exudes a sleek aesthetic. (Picture from: TopGear)
Rolling on OZ Racing wheels wrapped in Michelin tires (255/35R19 at the front and 315/30R20 at the rear), the Evantra Pura not only delivers exceptional performance but also exudes a sleek aesthetic. Inside the cabin, Mazzanti elevates the driving experience with a larger portrait touch screen for the infotainment system and a racing-style steering wheel display.
The Mazzanti Evantra Pura powered by a 6.2-liter V8 sourced from the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8, tuned to unleash an astounding 761 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque. (Picture from: TopGear)
A hallmark of the Evantra Pura is its driver-centric design. Mazzanti ensures that each driver experiences a bespoke fit, configuring the driving position based on individual measurements. Even the gear shift distance is customizable, adapting to the unique shape of the driver's hands.

While specific pricing details remain undisclosed, reports suggest that the Mazzanti Evantra Pura starts at an impressive $800,000 or approximately Rp. 11.3 billion. Production is limited to a mere five units annually, adding an exclusive touch to this already exceptional supercar.
In its essence, the Mazzanti Evantra Pura stands as a testament to the brand's unwavering dedication to innovation and performance. With its striking design, potent engine, and personalized driving experience, this limited-production supercar promises to captivate automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Embrace the thrill of the road with Mazzanti's latest masterpiece—the Evantra Pura. A symphony of power, precision, and exclusivity, this extraordinary creation invites enthusiasts to partake in a journey beyond the ordinary. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FARANTUBE | TOPGEAR | ID.MOTOR1 | CARSCOOPS ]
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

From DeZir to Trezor: Renault's Evolution in Electric Grand Tourers

Unique EV - The Renault Trezor Concept, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2016, showcases an innovative approach to electric Grand Tourers. This all-electric car is designed as a futuristic vehicle, representing the future of electric cars, with distinctive features and cutting-edge technology. It follows the introduction of the Renault DeZir Concept to the public in 2010.
Renault Trezor concept revealed in the Paris Motor Show 2016. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
One of the standout features of the Trezor is its unique door mechanism. Instead of traditional doors, the car features a clamsphell hood that can be lifted upward, resembling the exit and entrance mechanism of a fighter jet cockpit. This design choice not only adds a futuristic touch but also contributes to the overall aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Renault Trezor concept has no doors, instead there's a clamsphell hood can be lifted upward, representing the doors to exit and enter the passenger like a fighter jet cockpit. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The Trezor boasts impressive dimensions, with a height of 1,080 mm, a width of 2,048 mm at the front and 2,106 mm at the rear, and a wheelbase of approximately 2,776 mm. Its low ground clearance is complemented by large front wheels measuring 21 inches and rear wheels measuring 22 inches. The sleek and aerodynamic design is reflected in its low curb weight of 1,600 kg and an impressive air resistance value of 0.22 Cd.
Renault Trezor concept appears in red-colored cabin and equiped with large L-shaped screen, with the dashboard controls and infortainment system. As well as a unique-shaped steering wheel that sharpens the futuristic impression. (Picture from: Cintaobil)
The interior of the Trezor is equally futuristic, featuring a red-colored cabin with a warm atmosphere. The cabin includes a large L-shaped screen for controls and infotainment, utilizing OLED technology and a thin Corning Gorilla Glass curved without backlight.
Renault Trezor concept equiped the fierce drivetrain adopted the technology of Formula-E racing cars and claimed to be capable of producing the power up to 350 hp and 380 Nm of torque, so made it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less of 4.0 seconds. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The dashboard, made of red wood, serves a dual purpose as both a design element and a luggage compartment. Crafted by renowned French woodworkers Keim Cycles, it adds a touch of luxury to the interior.
Rear side view of Renault Trezor concept. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
As explained by Renault that Trezor offers three driving modes, namely neutral, sporty and autonomous. Under the hood, the Trezor boasts a powerful drivetrain inspired by Formula-E racing cars. With a claimed output of 350 hp and 380 Nm of torque, the electric supercar can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds.
The vehicle incorporates a unique battery cooling system, drawing air from the intake on the hood. Furthermore, it adopts Formula 1 technology with the Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS), a regenerative braking system enhancing energy efficiency.

Overall, the Renault Trezor Concept represents a fusion of luxury, performance, and forward-thinking design, showcasing Renault's commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology. *** [EKA [04102016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RENAULT | AUTOCAR | AUTOMOBILEMAG ]
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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Revealing the Power: Italy's Thousand Horses in a Striking Look

Road BEAST - Mazzanti Automobili, an Italian automotive manufacturer founded in 2002, entered the supercar scene with the launch of the Evantra at the 2013 Top Marque Monaco. This exceptional vehicle, named after the Etruscan goddess of immortality, garnered attention for its radical design and the promise of unparalleled power—claimed to surpass even the formidable Ferrari LaFerrari.
Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli reveal at the Salone dell'Auto di Torino Parco Valentino 2016. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The culmination of Mazzanti's relentless pursuit of automotive excellence is the Evantra Millecavalli, the third production car from the esteemed automaker. The name 'Millecavalli' speaks volumes, translating to 'Thousand Horses' and hinting at the colossal power that lies beneath the sleek exterior. The hypercar, initially dubbed the EV-R during development, finally graced the public stage at the Turin Auto Show 2016, setting the stage for a new era in supercar innovation.
Front view of Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
DesignBoom, a reliable source for automotive enthusiasts, reported that Mazzanti Automobili plans to produce a mere 25 units of the Evantra Millecavalli, adding an element of exclusivity to an already extraordinary machine. The unveiling at the Turin Auto Show drew a crowd of eager fans and media, all eager to witness the birth of a potential rival to the revered LaFerrari.
Interior view of Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Underneath the hood, the Evantra Millecavalli boasts a formidable twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a displacement of 7.2 liters. This powerhouse is capable of unleashing a staggering 1,000 horsepower and generating a peak torque of 1,200 Nm. With such impressive specifications, the Millecavalli claims to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.7 seconds, ultimately reaching a top speed of 402 km/h.
Rear view of Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
While the exact price of this hypercar remains undisclosed by Mazzanti Automobili, industry experts estimate that it will surpass the standard Evantra's price tag of £665,000 or approximately Rp.12,5 billion. The Evantra Millecavalli, with its blend of cutting-edge technology and Italian craftsmanship, is poised to redefine the boundaries of what a supercar can achieve.
In a world where automotive enthusiasts crave not just speed but also exclusivity and innovation, Mazzanti Automobili's Evantra Millecavalli emerges as a symbol of automotive prowess. The allure of a hypercar boasting a thousand horses, combined with its sleek design and groundbreaking performance, places it in a league of its own—a testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection in the realm of supercars. As the Evantra Millecavalli graces the automotive stage, it invites us to envision a future where boundaries are pushed, and the pursuit of excellence knows no limits. *** [EKA [26062016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FARANTUBE | DESIGNBOOM ]
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Monday, February 5, 2024

From Paris with Love: Rediscovering Renault's DeZir Concept Car Brilliance

Come With LOVE - Nearly a quarter-century has passed since the dazzling debut of Renault's DeZir at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Yet, the allure of this concept car still captivates automotive enthusiasts worldwide, showcasing the enduring impact of its futuristic design and eco-friendly features.
When we first spotted the DeZir on the Renault stand at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, we were a little intimidated. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Upon first sight of the DeZir, one can't help but exclaim, "Wow! Great!" This sentiment is quintessentially French, a testament to the nation's penchant for futuristic and sci-fi-inspired automotive designs. The car's appearance, even by today's standards, retains a remarkably futuristic charm that continues to resonate.
The Renault DeZir's distinct appeal lies not only in its aesthetic allure but also in its commitment to environmental sustainability. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The DeZir's distinct appeal lies not only in its aesthetic allure but also in its commitment to environmental sustainability. This two-door coupe operates solely on electrical energy, a forward-thinking move by Renault. The driving force behind this concept car is a lithium-ion battery with a 24 kWh capacity, enabling it to cover a distance of 160 km when fully charged – a nod to the eco-conscious era we find ourselves in.
Renault says DeZir's doors signify ying and yang-style amorous harmony. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Laurens van den Acker, the creative mind behind Renault's design department then, underscores the DeZir's futuristic attributes with the design choice of 21-inch rims and tires. This, coupled with the sleek wheel housing design, adds a touch of sophistication to the overall visual appeal of the car.
The DeZir's futuristic allure is accentuated by its 21-inch rims, sleek wheel housing design, adding a sophisticated touch to its overall visual appeal. (Picture from: CNET)
Charging the DeZir's battery is a convenient affair, with an at-home socket allowing for an eight-hour charging cycle. For those seeking a faster turnaround, a 400-volt charging system can charge the battery to 80 percent in a mere 20 minutes, showcasing Renault's commitment to practicality and convenience.
The Renault DeZir doesn't have seats -- it has a single bench so you and your lover can get all snuggly together. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The emotional connection with the DeZir goes beyond its technical specifications. According to Yann Jarsalles, the exterior designer, the car is a visual representation of passion, evident in its sensual lines and vibrant red color. Renault's overarching concept, "Drive The Change," aims to forge a slow yet profound emotional bond between the brand and its users, illustrating various facets of human life.
The gaping back end is designed to exhaust battery-cooling air that's been sucked in fron the front. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Three key wordssimplicity, sensuality, and warmth – encapsulate Renault's vision for the DeZir. The red and white color scheme, combined with enthusiastic and harmonious design principles, permeates the car's interior, creating an atmosphere of cheerfulness. Stéphane Maïore, leader of DeZir's interior design, emphasizes that love is a sentiment that lifts one's dignity, giving them wings. This sentiment is embodied in the car's interior, which feels like flying among the clouds, as described by Stéphanie Petit, the color and materials designer.
The driving force behind the Renault DeZir is a lithium-ion battery with a 24 kWh capacity, enabling it to cover a distance of 160 km when fully charged – a nod to the eco-conscious era we find ourselves in. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
The interior, dominated by white with splashes of red, exudes passion and joy, creating a cocoon-like atmosphere for comfort. The placement of the electric motor in the rear center optimizes weight distribution between the front and rear wheels. The 24 kWh battery, installed vertically behind the seat, further contributes to this balance. The lightweight body constructed from Kevlar and steel pipes reminiscent of the Megane Trophy racing car showcases Renault's commitment to performance and precision control. | 7ycJsE0h0Xk |
In essence, the DeZir emerges as the latest symbol of Renault's dedication to emotional styling. Its sensuous lines, bright red finish, and eco-friendly credentials affirm that environmental consciousness and a love for cars are not mutually exclusive. As the echoes of the 2010 Paris Motor Show linger, the DeZir remains a timeless embodiment of Renault's vision for the future of automotive design and sustainability. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RENAULT | ROADANDTRACK | AUTOBLOG | BELOW THE RADAR | WIKIPEDIA | CARMAGAZINE | CNET ]