Managing to look different than any sports concept today but still exotic, the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept broke free of still pictures and graced our screens in motion.
Long anticipated, the French-made sports concept pays tribute to the original A110 while still being based on the brand’s DeZir concept that was on display at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. With a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 engine making 400 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, the brand hopes to use the concept as a gauge for how much consumer interest there would be in it building that sort of car once again.
Developed with help from the brand’s racing partner, Renault Sport Technologies, the Alpine A110-50 concept promises to be as much a performer on the track as it is a head turner in pictures. That head turning style is more than an automotive evolution on once-radical French impressionism. The circular air scoops pay tribute to the original A110’s round headlights while the rest of the car is a sleek-looking supercar.
Pictures in the gallery below reveal plentyof exposed carbon fiber on the inside, a roll cage and racing harnesses. A Formula 1-style steering wheel adds to the racing feel further while the body panels open to show the chassis. In more detail on the exterior, the car has 21-inch wheels siting around six-piston brake calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear.