alpine's alpenglow hypercar to run on hydrogen in endurance track race for the first time

alpine's alpenglow hypercar to run on hydrogen in endurance track race for the first time

alpine’s alpenglow hypercar set to race

 

Ahead of the six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps endurance track race in Belgium, Alpine is set to reveal the very first dynamic version of its hypercar, Alpenglow. Running on a hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine, Alpine’s Alpenglow is expected to be on the track at the Spa-Francorchamps race on May 11th, 2024, one day after the unveiling of its dynamic version and updated model design. Alpenglow offers a glimpse into the future of Alpine design in motorsport, as well as for future series production models of its hypercars, with its hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine aiming to improve its driving ‘tenfold,’ as described by the motorsport company.

alpine alpenglow hydrogen hypercar
images courtesy of Renault Group and Alpine Cars

 

 

Hypercar emitting blue hydrogen vapor

 

Alpine first introduced Alpenglow as a concept hypercar at the end of the Paris Motor Show 2022. This year, the hydrogen-powered vehicle is having its first endurance track race where visitors may be able to see Alpenglow’s signature light, starting with the streaks of red light at the front that extend to the rear. Blue is the primary color of the hydrogen hypercar, from the exterior down to the water vapor that the vehicle emits as it speeds away. Look at the front, and a shower of stars formed by triangular lights emerges from the four headlights, nodding to Alpine’s signature. Behind the hydrogen hypercar, Alpenglow’s blue-tinted lights remind viewers of its clean fuel too.

alpine alpenglow hydrogen hypercar
view from above

 

 

Overtake button for extra boost

 

The single-seater Alpenglow is surrounded by two 700-bar cylindrical hydrogen reservoirs located on each side of the teardrop-shaped cockpit, which is colored blue and see-through. Inside, the steering wheel is reminiscent of the ones used for endurance and Formula 1 racing. Its geometric shape has two transparent selectors, with the controls ranging from Track Control to Regenerative Braking. There’s also an Overtake button for when the driver needs an extra boost as they drive. The hydrogen hypercar is dubbed lightweight by Alpine given its partly recycled carbon fiber parts and material usage. Its wheels have rims made entirely out of a transparent material too, and a triangle located in the middle of the rims features hydrogen too.

alpine alpenglow hydrogen hypercar
side view featuring rims made entirely out of a transparent material

 

 

The design of Alpine’s Alpenglow helps its aerodynamic performance, starting with its accentuated V-shape at the front and the bold line on the side for the air intake, which creates an aerodynamic tunnel. Lengthy tapered rear wings are said to further optimize the hydrogen hypercar’s aerodynamics, and this particular design is also an homage to Alpine’s A220 endurance model from the late 1960s. Since the two hydrogen tanks are on the side, they form a curvy silhouette that makes Alpenglow muscular and sculpted. As of publishing the story, Alpine has yet to reveal the final updated design of Alpenglow, ahead of the hydrogen hypercar’s real-life model on May 10th, 2024.

alpine alpenglow hydrogen hypercar
Alpine’s Alpenglow hypercar to run on hydrogen for the first time in an endurance race

alpine alpenglow hydrogen hypercar
the hypercar emits blue hydrogen vapor as it speeds away

alpine alpenglow hydrogen hypercar
a shower of stars formed by triangular lights emerges from the four headlights

alpine alpenglow hydrogen hypercar
view of the blue-tinted and see-through driver seat

alpine-alpenglow-hypercar-hydrogen-endurance-track-race-spa-designboom-ban

Alpine’s Alpenglow is expected to be on the track at the Spa-Francorchamps race on May 11th, 2024

project info:

 

name: Alpenglow

manufacturer: Alpine

KEEP UP WITH OUR DAILY AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
suscribe on designboom
- see sample
- see sample
suscribe on designboom
happening now! for over 50 years, florim ceramiche spa has been creating porcelain stoneware ceramic surfaces for all architecture, building industry and interior design needs – explore the new mystic luxe collection on designboom! 

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5