Published on 16 Apr 2013 by Adriano
Just a few days ago we talked about the brand new Renault Twin’Z Concept Car, an all-electric rear-wheel drive model created by the French manufacturer in cooperation with British designer Ross Lovegrove, and here is the first video starring the prototype in all of its flashy glory. The design of this colourful Twin’z takes its inspiration from the first-generation Twingo and the mighty Renault 5, two small cars which really broke new ground at their time and have become true classics in their own leagues.
Measuring 3,627 mm in legth, 1,705 mm in width, 1,506 mm in height and with a wheel base of 2,495 mm, the Renault Twin’Z is powered by a rear-mounted electric motor producing 68 hp and 226 Nm of torque fed by a lithium-ion battery pack located beneath the floor. Weighing in at 980 kg, the car can travel up to 160 km (100 miles) and reach a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).
Ross Lovegrove’s personal vision of the car takes its inspiration from the world of nature, and the result combines a play on light and organic forms that make Twin’Z an almost living object. The all-LED lighting allows controlled light patterns to be obtained and emphasises the car’s lighting signature. The conventional door mirrors have been replaced by an integrated video camera that has been aerodynamically ‘liquified’ within the body, while rear clusters have made way for LED lighting incorporated into the glass, an idea that is open to plenty of possible developments and applications.