Techrules Ren to be displayed at Villa d’Este

Concept Cars, Special Cars 16 May 2017
Techrules Ren to be displayed at Villa d’Este

Techrules, the China-based automotive R&D company, will display its first production electric supercar, Ren, at the upcoming 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza at the Villa d’Este.


Featuring an aerospace-inspired design, Ren is equipped with a Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain technology.

Techrules Ren

Ren will be on display alongside a host of historical and luxurious vehicles at the Concorso d’Eleganza event, which takes place at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, from Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May 2017.

Techrules GT96 Ren at the 2017 Geneva Show

The design, characterized by the three-seat cockpit layout – was created by Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Techrules GT96 Ren at the 2017 Geneva Show

The development is currently in the final stages of the testing programme , undertaken by L.M. Giannetti in Turin. First deliveries of track versions of the supercar are due for delivery next year.

Techrules GT96 Ren at the 2017 Geneva Show

In parallel, development of Techrules’ proprietary TREV technology towards series production readiness continues rapidly at company’s technical centers in Beijing and Shanghai.

While TREV technology will first be integrated into Ren, the engineering team is also in the advanced stages of developing variants of the technology for installation into more conventional passenger and commercial vehicles in the near future.

Techrules Ren Design Sketch Render

Fabrizio Giugiaro commented: “We created a design that reflects Ren’s stunning performance and innovation with a dramatic and distinctive fighter jet-style canopy and unique modular three-cockpit design. Futuristic elements such as the front laser headlights and ‘star-burst’ reversing LEDs add to the visual appeal, with the finest materials used inside to assure the highest levels of luxury. We are incredibly proud to have designed this supercar and look forward to sharing its unique characteristics to guests at the Concorso d’Eleganza at the end of the month.”

William Jin, the founder and CEO of Techrules, said: “Following a very encouraging response to its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza at the Villa d’Este is an ideal event for our supercar’s next outing. This prestigious event reflects the exclusivity of Ren, with its unique design set to make it one of the stars of the show. This is the first of a number of exclusive events we hope to visit with the car over the coming year to showcase the first application of our revolutionary TREV technology which is nearing series production readiness.”

First revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Ren is the world’s first electric production supercar to feature Techrules’ proprietary Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system. The innovative series-hybrid powertrain technology delivers unprecedented levels of efficiency and performance, and an ultra-low environmental impact.

Techrules GT96 Ren at the 2017 Geneva Show

The flagship version of Ren has a battery capacity of 25 kWh and delivers maximum power of 960kW (1,287 hp / 1,305 PS) with a range of 1,170 km from 80 litres of diesel fuel (NEDC). The lightweight chassis has been designed by Italian motorsport specialist, L.M. Gianetti, Techrules’ development and manufacturing partner.

Techrules Ren

The performance-focused modular layout allows the car to be configured with one, two or three polycarbonate canopies, specific to the needs of the driver.

Where the three-occupant configuration is selected, the two passengers sit comfortably either side of the driver, in the ‘semi-prone’ position, with access to fold out touchscreens and a communication system that uses speakers and microphones built into each of the headrests.

Ren’s interior makes ectensive use of luxury materials: the driver’s cockpit and passenger pods are finished using the finest Italian leather and Alcantara, while the seat cushions are finished in an exclusive denim fabric produced by the haute couture clothing company, PT (Pantaloni Torino).

Its bespoke texture is designed to grip the occupant to the seat and help prevent sliding around under high cornering or braking loads.

Production of Ren is likely to start in 2018, with orders already being taken. A limited run of track versions will be hand built by L.M. Gianetti in Italy.

(Source: Techrules)

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