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
            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