The Stunningly Beautiful Renault DeZir – Unleashed In Paris
Renault quite clearly told their automotive design team that they had carte blanche to build anything they liked, the design team seem to have misheard them however and thought they said “build a red spaceship for Batman”. Not that we’re complaining. This car is so ahead of its time it makes the future look mouldy. Renault gave the DeZir (pronounced “desire”) a 100% electric drive-train that produces 157hp and gets the car from 0-60 in about 5 seconds.
The DeZir also has a 100 mile range with a battery system that has a QuickDrop feature, allowing you to switch out battery packs at a moments notice without having to worry about recharging. The car will also be fitted with a “noise making device” that has been developed by the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique to reflect the character of the DeZir. I’m guessing they’ll go for a Star Wars woosh sound but these are French people and you just never know what they’ll come up with.
“DeZir is a statement of our new formal design language which conveys notions such as movement, sensuality and emotion through ideal proportions, in much the same way as an object whose forms have been honed by nature. The result is a warm, stimulating design that says ‘Renault’.” -Axel Breun, Renault’s Director of Concept Car and Show Car Design-
If you’re reaching for your platinum credit card in order to buy one, I have some bad news for you. They aren’t selling them. Yet. We’ve seen a few show cars go into production this year and you never know, the desire of automakers to be seen as leaders in the electric car field is encouraging them to build cars they perhaps otherwise wouldn’t. The DeZir also uses the same battery pack as the Nissan Leaf, which is already in mass production.
Cross your fingers, we all have.