Matt Robinson a year ago 31

If Batman Was French, He'd Drive The Brilliantly Bonkers Renault Trezor Concept

Renault has produced another showstopper of a concept, and it looks like the sort of ride Bruce Wayne's alter ego would appreciate

Remind me later

Be it Peugeot, Citroen or Renault, the main French manufacturers know a thing or two about making a mad concept. They’re so cool, we usually forgive the fact they’ll never, ever be made, and concepts certainly don’t get much cooler than this: the Renault Trezor.

It’s powered by a single 350bhp motor pinched from Renault’s Formula E programme, powered by a pair of self-cooling batteries. The motorsport-derived electric poke is able to launch the 1600kg coupe from 0-62mph in under four seconds.

So it’s certainly fast, but what’s it for? The French company says that the Trezor “offers a foretaste of the connectivity and increasingly refined interiors in future Renaults,” so in other words, it’s a design exercise, and it’s an amazingly striking one at that.

With a length of almost five metres and a height just over a metre it has an spectacularly sleek aesthetic. Imagine it splashed in matte black paint, and it could easily find a place in Bruce Wayne’s secret garage. Well, if he was a little more stylish. And French.

Our favourite detail? It has to be the massive, one-piece clamshell roof. Because doors are too mainstream, obviously.

Open up that ‘lid’, and you’re shown a retro/modern mash-up of an interior, with lashings of red leather and an L-shaped touchscreen that makes up the instrument cluster and centre console. Oh, and if that isn’t enough concept future-ness for you, now’s probably a good time to mention that the Trezor has an autonomous mode too.

As far as outlandish, futuristic concepts go, we reckon this is one of the best we’ve seen in years. What do you think?