Renault has today unveiled the Alpine Vision show car, combining sensual design with outstanding agility, true to the great Alpine A110 Berlinette. Alpine Vision is powered by a new 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. Its low weight allows the car to achieve 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds - the target for the future production model.
"All of us at Alpine are proud to have been entrusted with the task of bringing back Alpine to sports car lovers around the world," commented Michael van der Sande, Alpine managing director. "Our job is to faithfully re-interpret famous Alpines of the past and project Alpine into the future with a beautifully designed, agile, high-performance sports car. Our Alpine Vision show car is immediately recognizable as an Alpine yet resolutely modern. We look forward to revealing the production model later this year."
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.
"Motorsports and sports cars are deeply rooted in the DNA of Groupe Renault," Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn said. "Earlier this month we announced our return to Formula One with a Renault team, and today we are announcing Alpine. This is an exciting next step in our strategy to leverage talent and technology between road and track, and we look forward to reaching new customers in the sport premium cars segment."