Back In Blue : News From The Small World Of French Sports Cars

As some of you may know, the Signatech-Alpine team recently won the European Le Mans Series championship in the LMP2 class. Thanks to their definitely brand-new Alpine A450 that is definitely not an Oreca 03 painted blue with Alpine written on it, the French team has secured victory thanks to three podium finishes and… » 10/05/13 3:28pm 10/05/13 3:28pm

These Amazing Thai Knockoff Supercars Might Be The Greatest Car-Art…

Our recent stories on those shady scam replica-car builders reminded me of something I've been meaning to write about for a long time: an amazing project from artist Tobias Rehberger that's all about making replicas of cars. And not your usual, boring, beautiful, carefully-crafted, hyper-accurate replicas; these… » 3/21/13 12:30pm 3/21/13 12:30pm

More Leaked Images Of The Renault Alpine Concept

It happened behind the scenes over here, but on Monday, after we published the first image of this new Renault Alpine A110-50 concept, the entire nation of France actually tendered formal surrender. Now, with 11 new images, we're actually going to put them on suicide watch. It'll be OK guys, you still have truffles. » 5/24/12 11:00am 5/24/12 11:00am

Project Car Hell, Debacle Edition: Matra Murena or Alpine A310?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I really wanted to call today's matchup Édition Débâcle, but the heads of our beloved Server Hamsters tend to explode when they're forced to deal with weird furrin letters in our headlines,… » 7/21/08 5:20pm 7/21/08 5:20pm

Aftermarket Manufacturers Go Sync, Next-Gen Also On The Way

We knew that Microsoft was going to look to hawk its Sync system elsewhere—especially with its booming popularity and the soon-to-be expired Ford contract. Now we know who is first to the free market table Alpine and Continental, two aftermarket manufacturers, are already working on integrating the voice command and… » 4/04/08 3:20pm 4/04/08 3:20pm

Brazilians Plan Interlagos Revival, Looking For Investors

There was a short period in the 1960s when Willys-Overland, in addition to building Jeeps, constructed a race car based on the Renault Alpine 108. The Interlagos, so named for the famous race track in San Paolo, had only a small production run of less than a 1,000. Nevertheless, the light-weight car made an impression… » 1/24/08 10:15am 1/24/08 10:15am