The 2006 Renault Nepta concept was a 4-seat, GT cabriolet
with motor driven gull-wing doors and a sleek body.
Powered by a longitudinally mounted 3.5 litre V6 developing
420 horsepower connected to a 7-speed transmission the
Nepta can reach 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
The graceful exterior lines of the Nepta is an "expression
of Renault's vision of driving pleasure". The body
panels have been designed to give an impression of fluidity
and highlight the Nepta's long body.
Access to the Renault Nepta utilizes perhaps the concepts
most intriguing feature, the doors. The two motor-driven
gull-wing doors cover the entire length of the passenger
compartment, hinging midway down the bonnet and on the
rear deck. Electronic sensors and an anti-pinch device
ensure nothing gets trapped when bringing the doors down.
Inside the Renault Nepta the seats are covered in white
leather and the controls are suspended on a 'floating'
dashboard. And while instrument design reflects the past,
use of aluminium adds a modern feel.
A centrally mounted, rotary shift knob for the 7-speed
transmission is an unusual feature, set into the Nepta's
Back seat passengers in the Renault Nepta are protected
from buffeting by the wind with a transparent screen positioned
between the front seats. Entertainment for the passengers
is provided by folding DVD screens installed in the back
of the front seats.
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