hp electric motor
The Alpine Renaissance concept is a creation of
Mayeul Walser, a Transport Design student at CREAPOLE-ESDI
The styling is influenced by a wide
variety of sources, from nature to architecture
The concept was designed as a theoretical proposal for
a car to launch the Alpine brand back into the limelight.
Walser has envisaged the return of Alpine as a premium
brand, and while the Alpine A110 was undoubtedly the most
famous Alpine model the Renaissance concept is influenced
by the marque as whole rather than just a single model.
The aim of the Alpine Renaissance project was to create
a driver's car with a modern and fluid exterior design.
The inspiration comes from a variety of sources including
nature, and in particular from wind. This can be seen
in the way the hood and panoramic windscreen flow together
in a seamless manner, and in the 'S' shaped line flowing
down alongside the headlight and into the lower portion
of the bodywork. The complicated and intricate design
style of architect Frank Ghery has also had a strong influence
on the overall shape of the Alpine Renaissance. The highly
reflective paint is similar to the mirrored coverings
used on many of Ghery's buildings.
The main structure of the Alpine Renaissance concept is
comprised of two elements. The carbon fibre chassis is
visible protruding from the front, acting as a frame for
the grille, and at the sides where it helps make up the
inner portion of the lateral air intakes. The body itself
is formed from fibre glass.
The dimensions of the Alpine Renaissance are a length
of 4,100 mm (161 inches), a height of 1,200 mm (47 inches)
and a width
of 1,690 mm (66.5 inches). The wheelbase is 2,500 mm (98
inches). The proposed powerplant for the concept is a
300 hp (220kW) electric motor.
Similar and related vehicles:
Saab Fashionista (Mayeul Walser)