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.
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 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.
It's easy to forget the glorious rear-engined Alpine A110, something like a French cross between a Porsche and a Lotus. You might think it's too low, to pretty for rallying, but this 1971 film for the Rallye Monte Carlo might change your mind.