Alpine, IED Unveil A4810 Hydrogen-Powered Supercar Concept
Students at the Istituto Europe di Design have unveiled the ‘A4810 Project by IED’ – a hydrogen-powered two-seater supercar concept – manufactured in collaboration with Alpine.
After being tasked by Alpine to create a futuristic, high-performance car, twenty-eight students studying their Masters in Transportation Design went hard at work. The students worked individually to come up with their own interpretation and present it to the brand, then Alpine selected a combination of two main ideas, which would go on to create the base for the stunning concept car.
The team utilised digital tools to construct the interior through sketches, 3D models, renderings, animations, and human-machine interface development. The design alternates between empty and full spaces, giving the vehicle a lightweight look and aerodynamic features inspired by Formula 1 models.
Furthermore, to show their collaboration and convey the brand’s legacy, the team chose a name apt for the situation. ‘4810’ is the height (in meters) of Mont Blanc: the highest and most emblematic peak in the Alps that sits at the border between Italy and France, like a bridge connecting IED and Alpine.
“The Alpine A4810 Project by IED has been a very exciting experience with students and lecturers,” said Raphael Linari, Alpine’s Chief Designer.
“The result is a futuristic supercar that explores new territories for the brand in terms of package, proportions, and design language. The different creative approaches of the young, talented students, combined with IED know-how, gave rise to some very interesting responses. Furthermore, the extraordinary final result makes the collaboration a resounding success.”
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5 April 2022