A sub­tle homage to an il­lus­tri­ous past

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - AUTOS -

The bold and sen­sual TREZOR turned many heads at the 2016 Paris Mo­tor Show, at the rear of the car a five-pointed star is niched be­hind the Re­nault logo like a jewel in its set­ting. The Sil­ver Star with its slight patina ef­fect would al­most go un­no­ticed to an un­in­formed eye, es­pe­cially for those not fully ac­quainted with Re­nault’s his­tory. And yet this ex­tremely dis­creet, un­os­ten­ta­tious star is full of his­tory and pres­tige. It had al­ready lived a very full life be­fore grac­ing the TREZOR con­cept car. The star was the em­blem used on a pre-war Re­nault car, the Reinastella. It was the sig­na­ture ap­pear­ing on the fa­mous high-end Stella mod­els that helped to forge the brand’s rep­u­ta­tion.

TREZOR was en­hanced with this “jewel” on an ini­tia­tive of Stéphane Janin, Di­rec­tor of Con­cept Car De­sign. More than a sim­ple nod to his­tory, this au­then­tic ob­ject is a true tes­ta­ment of Re­nault’s past on a ve­hi­cle that sym­bol­izes the fu­ture. In the same vein as the Stella mod­els, TREZOR is an ex­cep­tional ve­hi­cle, an elec­tric GT pre­view­ing the styling di­rec­tion of fu­ture Re­nault cars.

As his­toric Re­nault ve­hi­cles were worked on by the great­est coach­builders of their day, so the TREZOR dash­board

in dark red wood was cre­ated in part­ner­ship with the French com­pany KEIM-cy­cles, renowned for its know-how in the de­sign of be­spoke wooden bike frames pro­vid­ing high-level per­for­mance. TREZOR rep­re­sents the very best in the French mo­tor­ing spirit, fo­cused on driv­ing plea­sure and trav­el­ling com­fort and fea­tur­ing pre­mium ma­te­ri­als such as wood and leather. Com­bin­ing crafts­man­ship and tech­nol­ogy, it pre­views the ever more re­fined, con­nected and pure in­te­ri­ors of fu­ture Re­nault mod­els.

“At the rear of the car a five-pointed star is niched be­hind the Re­nault logo like a jewel in its set­ting.”

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