Looking fabulous at 50
The Alpine Berlinette turns 50 this year and, to mark the event, Renault has created a concept car named Renault Alpine A 110-50.
The Renault Alpine A 110-50 concept car translates the most characteristic design features of the original A 110 in a modern way.
The carbon-fibre bodywork features a new shade of blue which refreshes and reinterprets the famous original ‘Alpine Blue’.
Produced with the renowned expertise of Renault Sport Technologie, it benefits from the experience gained from the Mégane Trophy race car by using the same technical platform.
It runs the Renault V4Y engine block, a 3.5 litre 24-valve 400bhp V6 mounted in a mid-rear position. The crankcase, moving parts, valve train and exhaust system are specific compared with the version featured on productions models.
Furthermore, the Renault Alpine A 110-50 uses the carbon air intake employed for Megane Trophy V6.
The inlet manifold is fed by a new roof-mounted air intake.
The Renault Alpine A 110-50 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 cerametallic twin-plate clutch is specific to the car. It is activated automatically when downshifting, guaranteeing fast and reliable gear changes.