New Alpine A110 will have 280 horsepower
The Alpine which will arrive on the market by 2016 with a price below € 60.000 may be different from the A110 50 Concept viewed on several occasions. What emerged in the past few hours by statements of the leaders of Diamond’s Brand on the waiting for Alpine A110 50 was that the GT will mark the rebirth of the brand of Dieppe. For the Alpine A110 50 the car body will not necessarily be the one which so far has been shown to the public. The development of the car as Carlos Tavares, Renault chief operating officer anticipated proceeds with the aim of reviving the passion towards berlinetta Blu France for gray haired aficionados and at the same time to awaken a new interest among younger fans.
Renault Alpine A110 rear
Renault Alpine A110 front
Not surprisingly, the reference market for the baby GT coupe is that of a 2 seater high performance, small medium displacement so far almost exclusively Lotus which is now going back into the spotlight with the Alfa Romeo 4C. Just the little GT of Alfa Romeo is taken as a reference by Tavares about the style on which the Centro Stile develops the new Renault Alpine A110. It references to tradition such as the characteristic face of the arrow, the side air intakes and four round headlights. But at the same time it has an image of Dynamics and keeping up with the times, us what the Renault chief operating officer indicates.
Renault Alpine A110 face
Renault Alpine A110 side
Not officially confirmed but the focus of many rumors is an indication regarding the choice of engine for the future Alpine A110 which until now was known to be equipped with the 400 bhp 3.5 V6 Renault Mégane Trophy centrally located. For the new Berlinetta the future will be leaner. That is to say it wont have the most powerful but bulky 3.5 V6 but a smaller 2.0 4 cylinder turbocharged derived from the unit fitted to the most recent of the Clio RS combined with a 6 speed manual transmission or alternatively an automatic with double clutch, which would develop a power of the order of 280 hp.
Renault Alpine A110 open
Renault Alpine A110 back
Much less is known so far about the frame. It seems that for security reasons there will be the classic central beam with the two frames on the front and rear. The structure of the new A110 will be made up of steel pylons, aluminum body and composite materials. A cocktail that would allow the small GT to stop its weight at 1000 kg.