The concept car’s unique rear wing is entirely transparent, almost disappearing from sight and concealing its very function. While visually light weight, it bears great importance for the car’s performance, as its mobile parts help reduce drag and generate greater downforce.
Generous shapes and juxtaposing panels
Designed around technical and aerodynamic elements, the Alpine Alpenglow concept car embodies a unique philosophy, where form follows function. The highly accentuated design of the Alpenglow procures stunning aerodynamic performance. The form of its flowing surfaces helps optimise air flow. The accentuated V-shape of the front end marks the starting point of a red line that runs the length of the Alpenglow. Then, along the side, a bold line follows the air intake, creating an aerodynamic tunnel. Moulded for competition, the concept car uses very long and tapered rear wings that further optimise the aerodynamic performance; a tip of the hat to the A220 endurance model from the late 1960s. The two tanks heighten the sensual look of the side silhouette with their generous curves that fit seamlessly into Alpenglow's sculpted design.
Sitting at 5 metres long, just over 2 metres wide, and at less than 1 metre high, this concept car has the proportions of a dream car. A very agile car, whose sculpted lines reflect the hallmarks of future Alpine models.
A new light signature
Alpine's light signature has been changed for the Alpenglow concept car and reflects a new aesthetic. Starting in the front with red hues like a comet entering the atmosphere, it extends through to the back, where various shades of blue convey the Alpenglow’s clean emissions – it emits practically only water vapour when running. Also in the front, a shower of stars is symbolised by triangular lights that emerge from the four headlights, a nod to Alpine’s iconic signature. The full light signature enhances the dynamic feel of movement given off by the body. At the rear, the blue-tinted lights are a visual representation of the hydrogen being used as a clean fuel. The open shape of the highly stylized rear lights directs water vapour produced by the internal combustion motor outwards. When coming into contact with the air, it produces a blue vapour trail in the clean exhausts, thereby giving the Alpenglow concept car a magical and sporty feel.