Renault has said that it will show a new concept car, Nepta, a four-seater luxury cabriolet at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

“Nepta’s breathtaking proportions and carefully tailored, innovative elegance are in perfect keeping with Renault’s long tradition in body design. Its unique opening panels and styling which combines volume and vitality makes Nepta a truly modern vehicle,” says Renault’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, Patrick le Quément.

Renault says that ‘the wave-shaped side panels breathe fluidity and highlight the car’s elongated lines, an effect which is further enhanced by the use of a specific anodized aluminium finish for the lower part of the body (sills and front and rear spoilers)’.

The LED headlamps are made up of three assemblies: daytime running lights, dipped and main beam headlamps and cornering lights. The headlamps employ 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 precision. The quantity and distribution of the light is automatically adapted to the driving conditions.

Nepta, Renault adds, is a combination of the dream car and the passion for mechanical engineering excellence. The motor-driven gull wing doors open to reveal both the interior and the engine, which is elegantly housed in its compartment. The centrally positioned door hinges are covered by a polished aluminium panel ‘representing a shooting star that runs the full length of the bonnet and contributes to the overall sense of movement exuded by the body design’.

Nepta’s powertrain is a longitudinally mounted 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine and the 420hp powerplant takes the car from standstill to 62mph in 4.9 seconds.