Renault Alpine A110-50Fri, 25 May 2012
As we reported earlier this week, the Renault Alpine A110-50 prototype will be shown at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.
Designed by Yann Jarsalle and Concept and Show Car Director Axel Breun the A110-50 effectively relaunches the historic Alpine brand despite being essentially a reworked version of the Renault-branded DeZir concept unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. As well as the addition of various Alpine design cues – the stylized yellow spot lamp pods, central hood flute and blue and orange colorway – the car is built on the platform of the RenaultSport Megane Trophy racecar and so therefore requires cooling provisions for its mid-mounted engine.
"Developing this concept car was a great adventure. It was a catalyst for creativity," explained Axel Breun. "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."
Its interior is vastly different to the 2010 show car, however, where racing seats, bare carbon fiber and a rudimentary IP. The car measures 4,330 mm in length, is 1,961 mm wide, 1,230 mm high and with a 2,625 mm wheelbase.
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