The original Alpine A110 from the 1970s is every bit the motoring icon that the ’63 Stingray Corvette or the LeMans-winning ’68 Ford GT40 is. If you’re French, that is. But France is a pretty cool place, now and again, and that old Alpine had a lot going for it. So much so, in fact, that Renault Sport recently decided to do something really amazing: they brought it back to life.
Fully fueled, the new Alpine weighs just 2400 lbs. and packs a 1.8 liter turbocharged Renault engine that makes 249 HP. That’s a combination that’s good for 0-60 sprints in a blink over 4 seconds and, more importantly, handling on the level of cars like the Lotus Elise.
The A110 is a for-real sports car, in other words. For-real enough that it actually does more than live up to the legacy of the 1970s original– it merits its own. Check out the official press photos, above, and launch video, below, then let us know what you think of this sporty little French runabout in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
2019 Renault Alpine A110 | Video
Combining the timeless #Alpine principles of compact size, lightweight and agility, this mid-engined two-seat sports coupe is true to the spirit of its predecessors and in particular the A110 “Berlinette”. The new car will be built in the Alpine factory in Dieppe and deliveries will start late 2017 in Continental Europe. Deliveries in the UK and Japan will start in 2018. Alpine is back to claim its position in the sports car segment, with only one promise: driving pleasure.
Source | Images: Renault Sport.