Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept officially unveiled

May 25, 2012

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.”


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Full specifications are as follows:

            Type Tubular 25CD4S steel chassis with semi-load bearing engine and gearbox
            Aerodynamic            features                          Front splitter, diffuser, rear wing
           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
           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 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 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
           Kerb weight 880kg

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.