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(from Renault Press
A prestige cabriolet
for genuine driving pleasure
“The breath-taking proportions and innovative
elegance of Nepta are a clear expression of
Renault's great tradition in body style design.
With its unique opening panels and a style
that combines volume and vitality, Nepta
is a resolutely modern vehicle.”
Renault is unveiling its new Nepta concept car, a four-seater
with fluid lines and a thoroughbred profile. The low-slung body
shape is an
expression of elegance and movement, while the spacious and
interior has all the hallmarks of a top-end model.
Nepta is a dynamic four-seater GT cabriolet, offering performance at
that is worthy of a prestige sedan.
An attractive and dynamic cabriolet
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
The front end is simple yet expressive. The LED
headlights are made up of three assemblies: the
daytime running lights, the dipped and main beam
headlights and the steering lights. The headlights
use a technology based on the reflection and propagation
of light. The light beam from the main headlights
is reflected by crystal-shaped transparent
blocks that are electronically controlled for more
precise lighting. The quantity and distribution of the
light automatically adapts to the driving conditions.
The rounded forms of the front wings are enhanced
by the innovative boomerang-shaped indicator
lights, positioned at the top of the lighting units.
The doors are fitted with electronic obstacle detectors
and an anti-pinch device for greater safety.
The long and tapered rear end, which is punctuated
by the crystals of the rear lights, adds a further
sense of movement to Nepta. The overhang is longer
at the rear than at the front, highlighting the vehicle’s
attractive proportions and flowing line. Nepta is an
echo of the golden age of automotive styling, while
remaining resolutely modern and innovative.
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.
A luxuriously welcoming and roomy interior
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
The rev counter and cone-shaped instruments are surrounded by
leather trim. 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 air conditioning controls
located at each end of the dashboard can be independently adjusted
by each occupant and combine advanced technology and ease of use.
The intuitive controls are inspired by the Touch Design approach.
The centrally-mounted, rotary gear shift is easy and comfortable to
use. The conveniently positioned multimedia information controls can
be easily reached, while the stalk switches and control paddles
mounted on the steering wheel are designed to match the shape of the
driver’s hands. The seats are fixed, but the steering wheel and the
pedals can be adjusted by a motor-driven mechanism to match the
The dashboard features special storage compartments for glasses and
other personal objects, while the central console also has a sliding
cubby located between the rear seats.
The red leather upholstery creates an impression of continuity
between the vehicle interior and the engine compartment. Both bench
seats are coated with leather decorated with printed patterns. The
four comfortable seats are secured to the floor by aluminium struts
reminiscent of sailing boats.
DVD screens with folding protective covers are installed
in the upper sections of the backs of the front seats.
The lower sections are decorated with elegant leather
netting that is ideal for storing magazines.
The rear passengers are protected against turbulence
by the transparent air deflectors positioned between
the front and rear seats.
designed for pleasure
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.
This tyre was designed specifically to take
account of the aerodynamic constraints related to
the effects of speed and the loads generated by
the tyre as it moves through the air.
The effect is created by a tread with a large
pattern that is shallow and gradually deepens
from the inner to the outer shoulder. The shape
of the tread is reminiscent of the air flows and the
The inside, which is smoother and more solid,
provides the stiffness required to transmit the
engine torque and provide traction, very much
like a slick tyre. The tread on the outer shoulder
is deeper for better grip and improved control of
The outer wall of this tyre was designed for a
more sporty drive and increased comfort, while
retaining the road-holding and the grip offered by
the PAX tyre.
Nepta’s lighting systems use high-performance
LEDs (light-emitting diodes). The colour of the
LEDs improves visibility and is more gentle on
the eyes. The LEDs are more durable than current
light sources and consume less energy, making
them the ideal choice for future vehicles.
At the front, the dipped and main beam functions
are housed in a single unit. They use Valeo’s
T.I.R. (Total Internal Reflection) technology,
which is based on the faculty of light to be
propagated and reflected through matter without
loss. This technology, which is also used in optical
fibres, is applied in this case to the three dimensions
of a block of crystal, offering improved
performance, more compact parts and a unique
The main beam lamps feature a steering function
that switches on a line of LEDs as the steering
wheel is turned.
Nepta is the first vehicle in the world fitted with
rear lights that use Valeo’s 2.5D technology,
which allows for a whole new approach to the
design of signalling functions.
Based on the combination of LEDs and light
guides, this technology brings together more
compact dimensions and greater freedom in