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Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept 2012 - 50 Years anniversary of Alpine A110 1962

At the opening of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix 2012, Renault has unveiled the Renault Alpine A110-50 to commemorate the 50 years of the Alpine A110. This explains the name A110 and 50 years. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Berlinette, Design Yann Jarsalle and Concept and Show Car Director Axel Breun reinterpreted the original design cues to include the new Renault design language introduced by Laurens van den Acker with the DEZIR concept car, and which will soon be rolled out in the company’s future models. The new front-end look, with the upright, confident diamond, has been adapted for this very low and wide car. The Renault Alpine A110- 50 is a car of today; a bold embodiment of RENAULT’s passion for motorsport. The efficiency of the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept car is largely generated by ground effect. At the front, a splitter hidden in the bumper generates low pressure, which results in significant aerodynamic downforce. At the rear, a diffuser accelerates air flow beneath the floor. Ground effect therefore accounts for more

“For everybody on the team, it was a dream come true to work on an Alpine concept car. We wanted to put this car firmly in the modern day, while resonating with its heritage” Laurens van den Acker, Senior VP, Corporate Design. Produced by Faster, the carbon-fibre bodywork features a new shade of blue which refreshes and reinterprets the famous original ‘Alpine Blue’. Every opening panel does so with dynamics worthy of the finest GTs, with the bonnet hinged at the front and the engine bay cover opening towards the rear. The doors feature a scissor motion. “The car is very curvy, like the Berlinette, while expressing the three key words of our new design policy: simple, sensual and friendly” Axel Breun.

The mechanical components of this mid engine berlinette are coming from the Renault Megane Trophy, that is a 3,5 litre  24 valves V6 producing 400 hp. The inlet manifold is fed by a new roof-mounted air intake. This development broadens the engine’s power band, with additional horsepower at all engine speeds. The engine mapping has been optimised for these modifications. The Renault Alpine A110-50 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 wheelbase of the Renault Alpine A110-50 is identical to that of Mégane Trophy (2,625mm), while the track is slightly wider at 1,680mm front and 1,690mm rear. The 21-inch wheels, with a single central nut, are specific to this car and fitted with roadhomologated Michelin tyres. The Sachs dampers can be adjusted in compression and extension, and are mounted directly onto the lower wishbones. There are numerous different set-up options: castor, camber and alignment, ride height, anti-roll. In order to improve driver feedback, driving aids like ABS, traction control, etc. are not fitted.

As you climb into the driving seat, the eye is drawn to the carbon-fibre sills. Everything inside this two-seater expresses build quality and sportiness, with black dominant. - the driver’s seat features embroidered ‘Renault Alpine A110-50’ badging, Sabelt full harness belts and different, attractive shades of blue. - the dashboard is particularly uncluttered. The Renault Design-created steering wheel incorporates a colour screen and houses the same technology as a Formula Renault 3.5 single-seater to provide drivers with all the information they need. Racing driver equipment is provided by Sabelt and the helmet is created by Ruby.

Technical Data of the Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept 2012

CHASSIS

Tubular 25CD4S steel chassis with semi-load bearing engine and gearbox // Carbon

ENGINE Longitudinal, mid-rear // Renault V4Y – 6 cylinders – 24 valves – 3,498cc // Bore x stroke 95.5mm x 81.4mm // Magneti-Marelli Marvell 6R // Rear-wheel drive
Maximum power // Maximum torque // Maximum revs

400hp at 7,200rpm //422Nm at 6,200rpm // 7,500rpm

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox Six speeds + reverse – sequential // Semi-automatic (pedal-operated clutch and paddle) // Cerametallic twin-plate 184mm-diameter clutch

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

 
Suspension Double wishbones, adjustable two-way Sachs damper/spring assemblies, front anti-roll bar
Front brakes // Rear brakes

Ventilated steel discs (Ø 356mm x 32mm) with six-piston AP Racing callipers //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/weight 4,330mm / 1,961mm / 1,230mm / 880 kg
Front/rear track

1,680mm / 1,690mm

Fuel tank

30 litres

Wallpapers of the Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept 2012

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