The excitement of car enthusiasts is nearing its peak now that the 2012 Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept has been unveiled. This supercar is a tribute to the French car brand's A110 that conquered the streets 50 years ago.
Enlisting the aid of Alpine, the new A110-50 is expected to provide comfort better than its sports counterpart. And although Renault Sport will develop the car, it will be sold under the Alpine Badge.
The 2012 Renault Alpine A110-50 is equipped with the exclusive Renault V4Y, a 3.5 liter V6 mid-rear engine that effortlessly delivers 400 horsepower. The A110-50 will be available only as a rear-wheel drive model.
An intake is mounted on the roof to draw in clean air to the carbon fiber intake of the engine. The car has two side intakes where the left cools the engine bay and the right cools the gearbox.
Definitely, the A110-50 will deliver the performance of a true sports car. It will also have updates to make it fit for modern roads. We can expect this Renault to accelerate well in highways. Since it is yet to be released, we cannot test drive it on the city streets.
The new A110-50 is visually stunning. It bears the Alpine Blue paint job over a sleek body work made of carbon fiber.
It has flared fender arches, a front splitter and lights which are seamlessly sculpted into the front side. The inclusion of half-halo LED fog lights are a tribute to its rally car ancestor. Moreover, the A110-50 has orange accents that help bring all the Renault glory.
Pros & Con
The new A110-50 has good looks, power and style. This car is suitable for sports car enthusiasts. Because the A110-50 is a novelty, it may not be suitable for daily use.
The new A110-50 gives a modern touch to a classic. If you are fond of rare sports cars, the Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept is a good choice.
|Vehicle Type: Concept Coupe||Est. Market Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.9 gallons (30L)||MPG: NA|
|Length: 170.4 in. (433 cm)||Wheelbase: NA|
|Height: 48.4 in. (123 cm)||Width: 77.2 in. (196.1 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 1940 lbs (880 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: NA||Maximum Seating: 2|
|Engine: 24 Valve 6 Cylinder||Displacement: 3498 cc|
|Horsepower: 400 HP||Max RPM: 7200 rpm|
|Torque: 311 lb-ft @ 6200 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic|