Alpine Celebration Concept debuts at 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours race

Article by Christian A., on June 14, 2015

At this year’s 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours race, Renault officially unveiled the Alpine Celebration Concept, a vehicle that previews the upcoming sports car from the French manufacturer. Clearly inspired by the iconic Alpine A110, the Alpine Celebration Concept celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Alpine brand founded by Jean Redele.

As you can see from the photos, the concept is a two-seater coupe with sleek, flowing lines underlined by the deep blue colour scheme. The color scheme is enhanced by hints of orange inspired by the Alpine models which raced at Le Mans from 1963 to 1960, the M63, M64, M65, A210, A220 as well as the A110.

According to the press release, the concept retains its familiar style and set of values, showing a seemingly floating spoiler which frames the bold front end and expresses strength. Moreover, we find straight, sharp lines of the side sills, while the thin mirrors seem to be suspended free of its housing. Carbon fiber details are seen on the car’s body such as the front spoiler, side sills, rear air intakes and mirrors.

The wheels are inspired by those found on the A110 and A310 models of the 1970s and reveal prominent brake discs and orange brake calipers. Engine cooling is enhanced thanks to the air intakes integrated into the rear quarter panels. At the rear, there is an impressive air diffuser featuring a central rear light, flanked by two brushed stainless steel exhaust tailpipes and a stylish air diffuser.

“I chose the name Alpine for my company because for me, this is an adjective that epitomises the pleasure of driving on mountain roads. The most fun I ever had behind the wheel was driving through the Alps in my five-speed 4CV, and it was essential for me that my customers should experience this same level of enjoyment in the car I wanted to build. In this respect, the name Alpine is both symbolic and entirely appropriate.” Jean Rédélé, Alpine founder. [source: Renault]

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