Just 1.8 liters, four cylinders and 252 horses don’t sound that impressive by modern standards. But when you remember that motor has been massaged by RenaultSport, and that it goes in the reborn Alpine A110, you know you’ve got something good going on.
The Alpine A310 is one of my favorite cars, what with its spectacular ‘70s French design, rear-mounted engine and surprisingly light weight. It is one of the great little-known sports cars, so little known that even I didn’t realize that its windshield wipers are from another planet.
If Renault-Alpine could sell a car with this crazy of a face, what can’t you accomplish today?
Oh, hey there. What do you like to do for fun? What’s that? Torture yourself by watching videos of things you can’t have, like the Alpine A110? Samesies!
Look, look at that photo of Renault’s reborn Alpine A110. It is so fast and lightweight and fun! Where could it be driving to? I’ll tell you: away from America.
Hey, look, Alpine’s back! For real. The famed French sports car brand now under Renault’s wing is set to debut an all-new sports car, which we now know is called the A110, and we’ll see it in about a week at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s not bad at all.
Alpine A120 prototypes stalk the streets of Paris at night. The next Alpine sports car will make is debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and might even eventually make its way to the US. Get excited.
So, a bit of backstory as to why nobody ever got this thing.
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…
Alpines are pretty special and while we wait for Renault to figure out how to bring back the brand that has been dead since 1995, Petrolucious is here to tell the tale of a German man who fell in love with these gorgeous French beauties forever.
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…