The new Alpine unveiled in Monaco
In the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, The Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario and M° Michel Boeri, President of the Automobile Club de Monaco, the CEO of Renault Group Carlos Ghosn revealed Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Monaco, plans for the revival of the Alpine Brand and unveiled the new show car Alpine Vision during a dedicate day, with the support of the ACM forces.
The show car Alpine Vision combines sensual design with outstanding agility, true to the great Alpine A110 Berlinette loved and admired by enthusiasts around the world. Alpine Vision is powered by a new 4 cylinder turbocharged engine, built by experts at Renault Sport, and its low weight will allow the car to achieve 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds – the target for the future production model.
Over the next 12 months, the Alpine team will focus on building an outstanding car, very close to today’s show car in terms of design, weight, handling, agility and attention to detail. Priorities will also include building out the team and the network, and finally, to pursue racing. The current Signatech-Alpine Racing Team has already won two European endurance championships, and won the LMP2 class in the World Endurance Championship last year in Shanghai; and this year, the team will enter two Alpine LMP2 cars in the World Endurance Championship, including Le Mans.
Made in Dieppe, France, the new Alpine will go on sale in 2017 initially in Europe, followed by other markets worldwide.