Renault celebrates 50 years of Alpine A110 with new concept car

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.

  • The Renault Alpine A 110-50 concept car translates the most characteristic design features of the original A 110 in a modern and spectacular way.
  • The carbon-fibre bodywork features a new shade of blue which refreshes and reinterprets the famous original ‘Alpine Blue’.
  • Produced with the renowned expertise of Renault Sport Technologies, the Renault Alpine A 110-50 concept car is imbued with the world of motorsport. It benefits from the experience gained from the Mégane Trophy race car by using the same technical platform.

“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.

Technical data

CHASSIS
            Type Tubular 25CD4S steel chassis with semi-load bearing engine and gearbox
BODYWORK Carbon
            Aerodynamic            features                          Front splitter, diffuser, rear wing
ENGINE
           Position Longitudinal, mid-rear
           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
           Maximum revs 7,500rpm
TRANSMISSION
           Type Rear-wheel drive
           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)
DIMENSIONS, CAPACITIES           
            Length/width/height        4,330mm / 1,961mm / 1,230mm
           Front/rear track 1,680mm / 1,690mm
           Fuel tank 30 litres
           Kerb weight 880kg
          
Author: News Editor

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