The Alpine Berlinette turns 50 this year and, to mark the event, Renault has created a concept car named Renault Alpine A 110-50, dedicated to performance and driving enjoyment.
So what’s in a name? In some cases, the heritage of a name is like a national treasure – and that’s certainly true for Alpine. Its DNA blends Renault’s sporting passion and technical expertise.
“Developing this concept car was a great adventure. It was a catalyst for creativity. We wanted to make a Berlinette that was of our time, and which boldly embodies Renault’s passion for motorsport. We were guided by our hearts and emotions.” Axel Breun, Concept and Show Car Director.
The Renault Alpine A 110-50 concept car is fitted with a semi-automatic six-speed sequential gearbox, as well as a twin-plate clutch that can be controlled using either the clutch pedal or a paddle on the steering wheel.
The gearbox is fitted longitudinally behind the engine and incorporates a limited-slip differential (discs and ramps) with adjustable pre-loading. The cerametallic twin-plate clutch is also specific to the car. It is activated automatically when downshifting, guaranteeing fast and reliable gear changes.
|Type||Tubular 25CD4S steel chassis with semi-load bearing engine and gearbox|
|Aerodynamic features Front splitter, diffuser, rear wing|
|Type||Renault V4Y – 6 cylinders – 24 valves – 3,498cc|
|Bore x stroke||95.5mm x 81.4mm|
|Injection/ignition||Magneti-Marelli Marvell 6R|
|Maximum power||400hp at 7,200rpm|
|Maximum torque||422Nm at 6,200rpm|
|Gearbox||Six speeds + reverse – sequential|
|Gear shift||Semi-automatic (pedal-operated clutch and paddle)|
|Differential||Limited slip differential|
|Clutch||Cerametallic twin-plate 184mm-diameter clutch|
|SUSPENSION & BRAKES|
|Suspension||Double wishbones, adjustable two-way Sachs damper/spring assemblies, front anti-roll bar|
|Front brakes||Ventilated steel discs (Ø 356mm x 32mm) with six-piston AP Racing callipers|
|Rear brakes||Steel discs (Ø 330mm x 32mm) with four-piston AP Racing callipers|
|WHEELS & TYRES|
|Wheels||Aluminium alloy – Front: 8 x 21 / Rear: 9.5 x 21|
|Tyres||Michelin 245-35 x 21 (front) and 265-35 x 21 (rear)|
|Length/width/height 4,330mm / 1,961mm / 1,230mm|
|Front/rear track||1,680mm / 1,690mm|
|Fuel tank||30 litres|