The reviews are in and the Alpine A110 is one of the most enjoyable, best-handling cars in a generation—ultra-light and ultra-fun. Unless a moose walks out into the road, apparently. Then you might be going backwards into a tree.
Every car interior these days needs to be something. Oh, it’s a spaceship. Oh, it’s a lounge. Oh, it’s a fighter plane. Oh, it’s a boat. Screw that. This is what the inside of an Alpine A310 looks like, and it’s just a car. And it’s perfect.
Production on a new line for the Alpine A110 has finally begun, its owner Renault said Thursday. The reborn brand hopes to make around 6,000 cars yearly, though only 1,955 for an initial limited-edition run to commemorate 1955, the year Alpine was founded. This is all good news, since some cars, like the old and new…
See that beautiful blue car up there? It’s the reborn Alpine A110 and, no duh, it’s not coming to the United States. So we can only admire it from afar and fantasize about how great the alleged sportier version will be.
We’ve been pining over the lithe and lovely Alpine A110 for a while now, even though we know damn well we’re never going to get it here in these States, United. The Alpine isn’t expected to start being delivered until 2018, but one of our hawk-eyed readers spotted a pair of preproduction ones cavorting around the…
Renault’s resurrected performance brand Alpine may be most associated with classic sports cars, but sadly, sports cars just don’t pay for themselves like they used to. So, Alpine’s taking a page from Porsche with a plan to build a performance SUV to rival the Porsche Macan and more importantly, make bank.
It is increasingly clear that America is not good enough for the like-an-Alfa-4C-but-livable Alpine A110. Damn it. Damn it to hell.
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?