Italy’s Alpine A810: a Hydrogen Powered Supercar

By March 18, 2022 3   min read  (433 words)

March 18, 2022 |

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The European Institute of Design presents A4810 Project by IED , the new hydrogen concept car created in collaboration with Alpine , a Renault Group brand . Result of the thesis project of the twenty-eight students of the Master in Transportation Design aa2020 / 21 IED Turin , A4810 Project by IED is the answer to the new concept of sportsmanship, which winks at the latest generation technologies and can preserve and preserve , at the same time, the tradition of the French brand born in 1955.

To celebrate the brand’s sportiness, the French spirit and the bond with the Alps, Alpine asked the students to design the new “super berlinette” of 2035, a high-performance two – seater supercar , not only from a sporting point of view , but also of the environmental one .

After the launch of the brief, which took place last autumn, the young designers worked in unison, in a creative process that follows the dynamics of a style center. In their design phase, the students combined vision and innovation , without losing sight of the roots of the French car manufacturer, telling the compelling tradition of the brand through a name, which is a symbol of the link between the two realities that gave life to this project. . 4810 is, in fact, the height in meters of Mont Blanc, the highest and most majestic peak in the Alps, which divides and at the same time acts as a trait-d’-union between Italy and France, between IED and Alpine, a brand that must his name comes from those mountains and the pleasure of driving along the winding roads that run through them.

A4810 Project by IED (length 5091 mm – width 2010 mm – height 1055 mm – wheelbase 2717 mm) is a two-seater supercar , which combines the typology of the berlinetta car with a hydrogen power train in an experimental key . The engine and the tanks preserve a vehicle architecture typical of sports cars, but the disruptive novelty is the work of subtraction. The design proposes, in fact, an alternation between empty and full spaces, which visually lighten the vehicle and presents aerodynamic solutions inspired by Formula 1. The further challenge, won by A4810 Project by IED was the declination of a coat of arms such as Alpine in a segment and a typology that brings the brand to the top of the sports categories.

French-touch has been expertly preserved, without making the automobile redundant with unnecessary formal elements, but instead working on overlapping layers and sculptural aspects of the surfaces.


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