2006 Renault Nepta Concept
September 7th 2006-Renault is unveiling its new Nepta concept car, a four-seater cabriolet with fluid lines and a thoroughbred profile. The low-slung body shape is an expression of elegance, while the spacious and comfortable interior has all the hallmarks of a top-end model.
This flowing, elegant four-seater cabriolet is an expression of Renault’s vision of driving pleasure. The wave-shaped side panels give an impression of fluidity and highlight Nepta’s long body shape; an effect that is further enhanced by the special anodic aluminium colour treatment on the lower part of the body shell, the mud flaps and the front and rear spoilers.
Nepta is a combination of the dream car and the love of fine mechanical engineering. The motor-driven gull wing doors open to reveal the interior and the engine, which is elegantly housed in its compartment. The centrally positioned door hinges are covered by polished aluminium panels representing a shooting star that runs the full length of the front bonnet, contributing to the impression of movement that the body shell creates. The doors are fitted with electronic obstacle detectors and an anti-pinch device for greater safety.
Nepta boasts all the features found in prestige models with discreet technology for greater on-board comfort.
The dashboard appears to be suspended, while the extensions of the windscreen illuminate the pedal unit and make for a bright and clear driving station. The design of the
instruments pays tribute to vehicles of the past, while the aluminium treatment adds a modern touch. The combination of analogue and digital displays is a further expression of classic cars and the modern era.
The rear passengers are protected against turbulence by the transparent air deflectors positioned between the front and rear seats.
Nepta’s longitudinally mounted 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine is the embodiment of pleasure at the wheel. This 420hp powerplant takes just 4.9 seconds to reach 100kph from a standing start. Coupled to the seven-speed automatic gearbox with flick-shift controls mounted on the steering wheel, this direct injection petrol engine combines an outstanding drive with a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.