Our pals over at Carwow convinced one of their artists, Yasid, to mock up a bunch of rally cars. Not just any rally cars, though — the goal was to take the modern re-births of cars that once had rich rallying history (well, mostly), and see how their modern interpretations would look in full rally kit. I think the…
Oh wait, it doesn't matter how you define France's long line of lightweight, rear-engined sports/rally cars. They're awesome either way you put it.
I've always been a big fan of the way the Alpine A110 looked. The A310 and GTA are pretty sweet too, but something about this rear-engined rally machine really strikes me as special.
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.
So, after much leakiness, here's the Renault Alpine A110-50 next to the original Alpine A110. What does one have to do with the other? Well, the frog equivalent of a confederate flag on the roof to start.
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.
This leaked photo is the first of the new Renault Alpine concept, due for official unveiling in Monaco on Friday. Under the skin is purportedly a tube-framed Megane Trophy complete with a mid-mounted VQ V6 tuned to 400 HP and 310 Lb-Ft. Dubbed the A110-50, the concept marks the 50th anniversary of the first A110.
As we continue to work on the Ultimate Engine Survivors Honor Roll, certain engines start to stand out for their incredibly long lifespans. Here's one that was built in some form from 1947 through at least 1997.