TECHRULES REN: THE SUPERCAR OF THE FUTURE DEBUTS TODAY IN GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
Today starts the Geneva Motor Show, celebrating its 87th edition. The public finally will be able to admire the Chinese supercar designed by a purely Italian team.
Indeed Giorgetto e Fabrizio Giugiaro and their Turin-based GFG Style design team took part to this ambitious project. The aerospace-inspired design is optimised for aerodynamic efficiency, with a striking modular three-cockpit design. The Techrules Ren features a lightweight chassis that has been designed and constructed to the highest standards. The performance-focused modular layout that allows the car to be configured with one, two or three polycarbonate canopies: one for track use by only the driver, two for the ‘Le Mans’ configuration with a single passenger, or three to accommodate the driver and two passengers.
Techrules Ren is the world’s first electric traction production supercar to feature the ground-breaking -developed Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system. The series hybrid powertrain technology delivers unprecedented levels of efficiency and performance, and an ultra-low environmental impact. This is an all-new range extender system that uses a turbine to drive a generator which charges the battery pack. This in turn, provides electricity to drive the traction motors. The TREV system can be run on both liquid and gaseous fuels. The TREV system still has the potential to deliver 2,000 km from 80-litres of fuel, depending on the vehicle it is used in.
The Ren is packed with new technologies that combine intelligent advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and advanced connectivity solutions to provide safety and convenience for customers. The sweeping upper instrument panel wraps around the driver’s cockpit and houses three separate monitoring screens that display the video feed from the rear-view cameras. The two side cameras deliver views onto the two outer screens equivalent to those from traditional side mirrors, eliminating blind spots.
With a future range of models in mind the Ren represents a platform that can be modulated to support supercars, SUVs, family sedans and even small city cars. Production of Ren is likely to start in 2018, with orders starting at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show