The newly-reborn Alpine isn’t just a reanimation of a single deceased sports car brand; it’s part of a revival of an entire kind of car, years ago left for dead.
Yesterday, we wrote about Renault’s lovely-looking rebirth of the legendary Alpine A110, the mid-engined Alpine Vision concept. Renault says the car will be sold “across five continents.” Unless they’re counting Antarctica, that sounds like it could include the U.S. But which brand could sell it here?
Alpine, the French maker of hulking rear-mounted Renault-engined beasts, has been hinting at a comeback for a while. There was a concept here and there, like the Alpine Celebration concept from last summer. But who could say if it wasn’t all just another fake out? It turns, out Alpine itself, and we’ll see a new car…
Renault might be on the edge of relaunching the Alpine brand with a brand new mid-engined sports car, but the feedback from the Le Mans and Goodwood crowds can re-shape the final product significantly. It’s time to get loud so they can hear you.
Porsche may have been the winner at Le Mans, but it was a pretty big day for Renault, too. The French manufacturer unveiled their Alpine Celebration, although we know a lot more about the outside of the car than the inside. It’s definitely a pretty car to look at, even if the press release doesn’t contain much…
Renault wanted to have its own Porsche 911 for a long time, and while the Alpine project was halted by Caterham’s departure from the venture, the sports car is reportedly ready to hit the streets in 2016 after debuting at the 24 Hours of Le Mans followed by a run up the hill at Goodwood.
This is not a widebody, superpowered monster of a car.
This is a quest — a quest to find the most absurdly '80s car representative of that painfully tacky decade.
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…
The new Caterham-Alpine sports car prototype appears to be disguised as a widebody Lotus Exige. Clearly, Caterham needs to start building super-Elises for real.
While this race car wearing Alpine's traditional livery is powered by Nissan's VK45 V8 engine, everything else about it is very French. Hopefully, that won't mean that it will surrender before the end of the 24th hour.
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…
Remember last year when we got all giddy because Renault hooked up with Caterham to revive the storied Alpine brand? Now there's a reason to get even more giddy: Alpine is going racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.
There was no good reason for Renault to revive its classic sports/racing car division, Alpine. Renault did it anyway, and now they've partnered 50/50 with Caterham to design the car. You're excused if this all sounds like a dream come true.
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.
Found in the same Texas junkyard as last week's '52 Buick this Sunbeam is a little crunched up but doesn't appear to be beyond repair from this angle. We are guessing this is an example of the more docile Alpine model simply because we can't imagine many people coming across a V8 equipped Tiger in this condition and…