The 2016 Concept Car Design of the Year is Renault’s Trezor image

Renault certainly impressed everyone last year during the Paris Motor Show when it presented the Trezor concept – an all-electric sports car with a huge one-piece clamshell roof.

Now a judge panel made out of 20 renowned car designers have decided to award the company and its rear-wheel-drive showcar the title for the “2016 Concept Car Design of the Year.” The award was offered at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month and received by Anthony Lo, Vice President, Exterior Design and Stephane Janin, Concept-Car Director. The names that formed the jury panel include Hyundai-Kia’s Peter Schreyer, Daimler’s Gorden Wagener, Nissan’s Mamoru Aoki, and FCA’s Ralph Gilles.

The Trezor is not just a show car, because its body is the result of extensive aerodynamic tweaks to lower the drag coefficient to just 0.22 in a bid to improve both performance and efficiency. The concept is 4.7 meters long and has a generous 2.7-meter wheelbase, with the two-seater electric concept’s body being made out entirely out of carbon fiber. While the Trezor will never see the light of day in production version, its design will serve as inspiration for Renault’s production cars in the upcoming years.