No better place to present a car named after the Alps than the Geneva Motor Show. Alpine shows their first new model range for years and their brand new circuit racer.
Succeeding the limited series Alpine A110 Première Edition, that took only a few days to sell out last December, Alpine now presents their long awaited new models of the all new A110. Once one of France’s most successful sports cars, the reincarnation of the legendary Alpine A110 now gets the chance to woo a larger audience. With the Pure and Légende versions, the new Alpine finally officially hits the price lists. Pure, for the version that is closest to the limited introduction version, a true drivers car with an emphasis on sensations and driving pleasure. This is also the version that is like the original A110 Berlinetta from the 1960’s most. Légende is for the lover of speed and luxury. On the same base Alpine created a grand tourer with all modern luxury, taking its occupants comfortably from A to B at warp speed.
Did the introduction of the all new A110 in December get accompanied by the news that Alpine will organise a special one model Alpine Cup competition in collaboration with its racing car partner Signatech, in Geneva Alpine already presents its latest weapon for the international tracks, the Alpine A110 GT4. Based on the Cup-version, the Alpine GT4 meets all requirements to compete at the highest level in the GT4 championship for season 2018. Signatech went all the way to make the GT4 even lighter, faster and more competitive than the Cup-racer they presented earlier. A guarantee for a revival of Alpine’s great motor sports successes of the sixties and seventies.
Founded in 1955 by the local Renault dealership in the French port of Dieppe, Jean Rédélé, Alpine knows great successes in motor sport right from the start. Illustrious names like the 1000Miglia and the Coupe des Alpes are prominently on the palmares of the small sports car manufacturer from Normandy. In which victories in the latter certainly have been part in the choice of name for the new firm. When Rédélé in 1962 presents his latest creation, the A110, to the public, a legend is born. The new car stacks up victory after victory on the track. From the early seventies on it starts dominating the international rally circuit as well. Those who ever saw these lightweight Porsche-killers on a track or during a rally stage do know why.
Following a sleeping existence of over twenty years, the Dieppe factory is building Alpine’s again. With the limited edition of the all new A110 Première Edition, a hyper modern interpretation of the original Berlinetta, sold out in days, this week Alpine presents their new series models A110 Pure and A110 Légende and the track version A110 GT4 at the Geneva Motor Show. One by one contemporary interpretations of Jean Rédélé’s original ideas. The new Alpine A110 combines great performance with a compact body, perfectly balanced underpinnings and breathtaking beauty. The new Alpine A110 convinces all the way, as a modern version of the original, a luxurious grand tourer and as a thoroughbred racing car.
Marc GF Zaan