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Techrules to show Ren supercar at Villa d’Este

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

Featuring a aerospace-inspired design, it delivers power and performance ‘like no other supercar’ thanks to its Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain technology. The Ren will be rubbing shoulders with host of historical and luxurious vehicles at the world’s most exclusive automotive event, which takes place at the iconic Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, from Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May 2017.

Crafted in Turin by internationally-renowned automotive designers, Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Ren is in the final stages of a ‘rigorous vehicle development and testing programme’, being undertaken by L.M. Giannetti in Turin.

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.”

Ren’s designer, Fabrizio Giugiaro, said: “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.”

The flagship version has a battery capacity of 25 kWh, with two motors at the front and four at the rear – it delivers maximum power of 960kW (1,287 hp/1,305 ps) with a range of 727 miles from 80 litres of diesel (NEDC).

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 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.

The cosseting driver’s cockpit and passenger pods are finished using the finest Italian leather (cuoio italiano and alcantara). To ‘increase the sense of exceptional luxury’, the seat cushions are finished in an exclusive denim fabric produced by the haute couture clothing company, PT (Pantaloni Torino).

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 and are due for delivery next year.