Six concept cars we would like to see in production
Alfa Romeo 4C
The 4C concept based on the exotic Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is designed to be a compact sports car that goes like a supercar. Carbon fibre has been extensively used in its construction to reduce its weight and increase structural rigidity, the car weighing just 850kg, which is lighter than a hatchback. A short, 2.4-metre wheelbase, high quadrilateral front suspension and a MacPherson layout at the rear mean Lancia Stratos-like agile cornering ability.
A mid engine layout with a 40:60 weight distribution does justice to its rear-wheel drive layout. Featuring Alfa Romeo’s new TCT twin dry clutch transmission, it is powered by a four-cylinder 1750cc turbocharged engine with a power output of 200bhp. Its light kerb weight makes for a power-to-weight ratio of 235 horsepower/tonne. As result, the 4C does the 0-100km/h sprint in less than five seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h. Handling and cornering, not top speed, are its forte.
Coming to design, it will feature two new eye-catching colours, ‘fluid metal’ which enhances its smooth flowing lines and ‘Lava Red’.
Renault Alpine A 110-50
A tribute to the rally starring original A 110, the Renault Alpine A 110-50 concept’s inherent characteristics reek of hard core performance and driving delight. It translates the original car’s characteristic design in a modern and spectacular way with its elegantly sculpted bodywork.
Coated in a new shade of blue which refreshes and reinterprets the famous original ‘Alpine Blue’ Renault paint job, the A 110-50 concept is a radical looking performance machine that means business.
The 3.5-litre 24-valve 400hp V6 engine mounted mid-rear is mated to a semi-automatic six-speed sequential gearbox, and cera-metallic twin-plate clutch that can be controlled with pedal or steering mounted paddle, and is specific to the car. A limited slip differential puts all that power on the road judiciously.
On the streets the Alpine A 110-50 will challenge some of the most revered supercars with its honed drive dynamics and scorch race tracks as well.