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On the sidelines of the reveal of the new generation Civic at the Paris Motor Show, Honda unveils a study already advanced a badged version of Type R of its popular compact. The formula for this sporting version remains faithful to the habits of the Japanese manufacturer with maximum extravagances. No technical details officially released on the other hand even if short sounds like what the block 2.0 VTEC Turbo that the current generation squad Civic Type R would reach its power to 310 hp to 340 hp see 350 hp.
The sporty Renault Concept for Paris Motor Show now has a name: TreZor. And style promises to be very surprising.
With Renault TreZor super sports prototype that opens like a jewelry box, the manufacturer wants to show he is ready for all daring to stand out from its rivals.
Two syllables, a « z » in the middle, yes, the TreZor has a nomenclature similar to that of DeZir. It must be said that this new concept will have the same objective as his counterpart unveiled in 2010, namely foreshadow the future of Renault style spectacularly. As the DeZir, the TreZor is thus be in the form of a 100% electric sports, the « z » referring to the acronym Z.E for « zero emissions ». It will for now be content with this teaser to get an idea of the concept, the proportions of which are described as «amazing» by Renault. The windshield, which presents a priori a scarlet hue seems very low indeed. Also note the vents highly stylized cover.
Six years after signing the Dezir prototype, which introduced the new design language of the brand, Laurens van den Acker, design director, continues its momentum by developing the concept car (so it is not intended to be marketed) TreZor. In office since 2009, the Dutch can consider that he has fulfilled his contract. For two years, the design is it not again become the criterion for purchase a number of the firm’s models?
Presented on the Renault stand the Paris Motor Show, this coupe seats two hypersportif electric propulsion, lacking doors and opens like a jewelry box, vehicle largely subliminal messages. It means first that Renault intends to go upmarket and reserve a more sophisticated treatment to some details. We can guess that the grille of future cars will thin and light signature that the C-shaped front will endure The cap furnished with gills and alternation between satin surfaces at the front and engineered rear with hexagonal facets suggests the will to hoist Renault out of the swamp undifferentiated generalist brands.
THE FRENCH LUXURY
However, this prototype contains the principles that made the success of the revival style of the house: strict proportions (big wheels, reduced cantilever limited glazed area), simplicity of forms (curved wings, pronounced shoulders, front without too many frills) and fluidity of the silhouette. Inside, deliberately uncluttered, TreZor has an extensive display L-shaped and installs a steering wheel with geometrical lines. A command between the two occupants to switch to autonomous driving mode. The materials are noble (red wood for the dashboard) and some choices aimed a nod to the « French luxury » like trunks maintained with straps installed in front of the cockpit. Only element of continuity with the Renault design of the 2000s, the internal environment (for chairs and very enveloping) is inspired by the world of furniture. Both outgoing and mysterious, spontaneous and controlled, this concept car sets the bar very high. « Now it’s up to me,» smiles Laurens van den Acker. The new page outlined by this prototype will open with the next generation Clio in 2018.
All ears. On the hood were carved scales component a kind of the honeycomb. These « gills » are open to refresh the cabin and, above all, cool the batteries installed in the front.
Private driver. The logos installed on the sides of the car and back changing color when the car goes into autonomous driving mode. In this configuration, we should not be surprised to see the driver lose interest in the road.
Bodysculptée. The side rolls and the concave parts are designed to visually muscle car, as well as the wings and the curved cover. However, this apparent musculature prevents overcharging. The influence of German design.
Red stroke. As a prototype, TreZor takes liberties with the stresses of everyday life. It has no doors (the upper part of the body lifts) and adopts a stunning red glass. One way to lighten the silhouette and bring “heat” to the project.
laser treatment. Under the effect of laser technology, the headlights are refined. They integrate with a light signature C-shaped, inaugurated on the latest models of the brand.
The new Smart ForTwo, ForFour ForTwo Cabrio is getting their long awaited « Electric Drive » versions as part of Paris Motor Show.
It must be said with their compact size and zero emission engines, ecologists micro-cars are perfectly suited to the streets of the capital. Note that this is the first time that the ForFour adopts an electric version. As regards the ForTwo and ForTwo Convertible Electric Drive, the numbers are slightly up compared to their predecessors. They earn indeed seven small horsepower (82 hp) and a dozen 10 km range (160 km for the ForTwo and 155 km for the ForTwo Cabrio).
THE FULL BATTERY IN JUST 45 MINUTES
The ForFour Electric Drive adopts the same engine and also claim to 155 km of autonomy. Smart announces 2h30 to recharge the battery maximum of 17.6 kWh. Faster charger to reduce the wait to 45 minutes will be offered as an option. In Germany, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will be marketed beginning in 2017 from 21,940 euros.
Unveiled in late June, the new Porsche Panamera goes to the hybrid rechargeable as part of Paris Motor Show through this E-Hybrid version that differs from its predecessor in many ways.
The big difference that the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can be detected in its name: « 4 » is actually right there to signify that the electrified sedan has four-wheel drive. It is therefore no longer a simple propulsion fire as the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. And this is just one of many improvements introduced on the new Panamera Hybrid.
A TECHNOLOGY INSPIRED BY THE 918 SPYDER
One of them obviously concerns the power that has been a significant increase. if the previous model developing 416 hp and 590 Nm combined, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid claimed for its part 462 hp and 700 Nm. a gain in effect made possible by the new V6 biturbo 2.9 and an electrical system derived from that present in the 918 Spyder. Just that ! the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is now available for order in Europe at a price of 110,222 euros.
Ferrari unveiled at the Paris Motor Show the (T) version of the GTC4Lusso. Far from being a more powerful declination it is actually a somewhat truncated version of the break of hunting.
Because instead of the 6.3 V12 atmospheric usually leads the break, Here we find a V8 biturbo 3.9, the same one that already officiates under the hood of T California and 488 GTB. but at the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T, the block displays a unique calibration to 610 hp and up to the midway of the first 560 hp and 670 hp in the second.
In addition to losing four cylinders, this “T” version must be content with rear wheel drive. but if the full transmission disappears, the system four-wheel steering is about reappointed him.
As for performance, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T not ashamed to face the V12 model. it appears indeed a tenth of a delay on the exercise of 0 to 100 km / h in signing a time of 3.5 seconds. top speed suffers a little more passing from 335 to 320 km / h.