Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept officially unveiled

Renault has pulled the wraps of the crazy Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept, including full specifications. The concept has been created to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Alpine Berlinette.

As previously revealed, the concept is based on the Renault Megane and features a 3.5-litre mid-mounted engine producing 294kW. A surprise is just how lightweight this thing is, tipping the scales at 860kg.

With six-piston front brakes clamping 356mm discs, as well as racing suspension, and all that aero, this thing would be an absolute cracker of a drive. In the words of Axel Breun, Concept and Show Car director,

“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.”

 

Full specifications are as follows:

CHASSIS
            TypeTubular 25CD4S steel chassis with semi-load bearing engine and gearbox
BODYWORKCarbon
            Aerodynamic            features                          Front splitter, diffuser, rear wing
ENGINE
           PositionLongitudinal, mid-rear
           TypeRenault V4Y – 6 cylinders – 24 valves – 3,498cc
           Bore x stroke95.5mm x 81.4mm
           Injection/ignitionMagneti-Marelli Marvell 6R
           Maximum power400hp at 7,200rpm
           Maximum torque422Nm at 6,200rpm
           Maximum revs7,500rpm
TRANSMISSION
           TypeRear-wheel drive
           GearboxSix speeds + reverse – sequential
           Gear shiftSemi-automatic (pedal-operated clutch and paddle)
           DifferentialLimited slip differential
           ClutchCerametallic twin-plate 184mm-diameter clutch
SUSPENSION & BRAKES
           SuspensionDouble wishbones, adjustable two-way Sachs damper/spring assemblies, front anti-roll bar
           Front brakesVentilated steel discs (Ø 356mm x 32mm) with six-piston AP Racing callipers
           Rear brakesSteel discs (Ø 330mm x 32mm) with four-piston AP Racing callipers
WHEELS & TYRES
            WheelsAluminium alloy – Front: 8 x 21 / Rear: 9.5 x 21
            TyresMichelin 245-35 x 21 (front) and 265-35 x 21 (rear)
DIMENSIONS, CAPACITIES           
            Length/width/height        4,330mm / 1,961mm / 1,230mm
           Front/rear track1,680mm / 1,690mm
           Fuel tank30 litres
           Kerb weight880kg
          

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.