Renault’s new Alpine Vision is all set to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show
At the world-famous Monte Carlo Rally and on the Col de Turini, site of some of racing’s most memorable moments, Renault yesterday announced plans for a new Alpine sports car, and showcased the Alpine Vision show car and announced it global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show
This New Alpine Vision combines curved design with prominent agility, staying true to the iconic Alpine A110 Berlinette loved and admired by motor-heads around the world. Alpine Vision is powered by an all-new 4 cylinder turbocharged engine similar to the one found in the new Porsche 718 Boxster, but built by experts at Renault Sport, and its light-weight design will allow the car to achieve 0 to 62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds – this is the target Alpine have set themselves for the upcoming production model.
Alpine will be managed by a small team of passionate experts within the Renault Group, with one clear mission – to meet and exceed the expectations of the demanding sport premium customer. Michael van der Sande will lead as Alpine managing director, and Antony Villain will head Alpine design.
Alpine will take full advantage of the extensive resources of the Renault Group, Renault F1 and Renault Sport.
“Motorsports and sports cars are deeply rooted in the DNA of Groupe Renault,” Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn explained. “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.”
“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”, announced 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.”