One of the most exciting stories we’ve been following over the last year or two is the revival of Alpine road cars and one of their most iconic nameplates. A few design studies and concepts have been revealed along the way, but today the Renault-owned manufacturer released the first two images of the A110 that will soon be unveiled at Geneva this March and will eventually be built and sold to select global markets (and possibly America, too).
Alpine is holding off on releasing all the technical details until Geneva or later, but these images have revealed a car that’s stayed very true to the concepts, which is rare these days. An additional picture and a bit more analysis is after the jump.
It’s been well established that the A110’s main rival will be the Porsche 718 Cayman S and Alfa Romeo 4C, so the leading theory is that turbocharged four-cylinder power and rear-wheel drive is to be expected. The original A110 was launched in 1961 and was a very successful WRC race car thanks in part to its compact dimensions, its light weight, and agility. Those timeless sports car principles will very much be reflected in the new car, Renault says. Its exact weight is yet to be confirmed but an extensive use of aluminum is expected to keep it very low by modern car standards.
I’ll bring you more details once they’re available during the Geneva show, but it’s sure to be a compelling offering in the sports coupe market. I, for one, can’t wait to learn more. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures.
[Source: Renault-Alpine via Top Gear]