Renault Alpine A110-50 concept inspired by Berlinette

Renault Alpine A110-50 concept inspired by Berlinette [Video]

Renault is celebrating 50 years of the Alpine Berlinette by creating a concept car named 2012 Renault A110-50 concept.

Renault has officially announced details of the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept in a press release today. The French automaker designed the concept car to pay tribute to the original Renault Alpine A110 Berlinette. The Alpine A110 celebrates turning 50 this year and the concept car revives its Alpine performance branding. The Renault Alpine A110-50 designers attempted to bring the most characteristic features of the original A110 and combine it with a modern look. From the looks of the photo released, they succeeded in a big way.

“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.” Axel Breun, Concept and Show Car Director.

“For everybody on the team, it was a dream come true to work on an Alpine concept car. We wanted to put this car firmly in the modern day, while resonating with its heritage” Laurens van den Acker, Senior VP, Corporate Design.

The concept whose official title is the 2012 Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept, made its debut in Monte Carlo in the lead up to the 2012 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. It is based on the 2010 Renault DeZir Concept and could be used to gauge interest in developing a production sports car that would be developed by the French automaker at a future date. No statement was made today to confirm or deny that could happen.

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I remember the first time I saw the original A110. I was 6 years old and one pulled up in front of our school. It was surreal! I've longed to own one and still can't shake the idea that the A110-50 would make for a terrific PHEV or even a pure EV.

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