Alpine has unveiled the A4810, a hydrogen-powered supercar.
Based on a brief given by the Alpine design team, the two-seater concept was created and presented by 28 students studying Transportation Design at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Turin.
The “4810” in the concept’s name is taken from the height of Mont Blanc (4810 metres). Mont Blanc is located in the Alps, which sits between the border of France and Italy.
The A4810 is claimed to embrace next-generation technologies while championing the traditional characteristics of the Alpine brand. It supposedly provides a glimpse into the future of supercars.
Initially, after the brief was given, the students individually came up with their own interpretations and presented it. Alpine then selected a combination of the two main ideas.
Based on the two selected proposals, the designers created the “A4810 Project by IED”.
The A4810 is a berlinette with a hydrogen powertrain. Measuring 5.091m long, 2.010 metres wide and just 1.055 metres tall, the design alternates between empty and full spaces, and has aerodynamic features inspired by F1 cars.
Designers focussed on the overlapping layers and sculptural aspects of the silhouette. To craft the interior, they used 3D models, sketches, renderings and animations.
Antony Villain, Alpine Design Director, said, “Collaboration with the Istituto Europeo di Design and its students has been a great experience.”
“It was a ‘filter’ for us to see the brand through the eyes of the younger generation, but it was also an opportunity to share our passion and know-how, and give them sound advice for a successful career in automotive design.”