Six concept cars we would like to see in production

We hope that these concept cars unveiled in 2012 will hit the streets soon

 

Alfa Romeo 4C

 

 

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

 

 

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. 

 

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by Abhishek Chaliha Posted on 28 Dec 2012
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