The French know their cars! Featuring some really stylish designs (and, surprisingly, some amazing motoring performance), Alpine cars are some of the most unique vehicles in the industry. Let’s find out more about this brand (and the cars, of course!) below!
A Beautiful History
Alpine is actually called the Société des Automobiles Alpine SAS. Established way back in 1955, this racing car manufacturer has close ties with another car brand giant – Renault.
Its founder, Jean Rédélé, had a keen eye on setting up and improving race cars. Seeing how impressive the Renault 4CVs were, he made his own modifications on these cars, efficiently making his own name by winning several major races with his creations.
And so did Rédélé decided to create his own brand. Named Alpine in response to his massive success in the Coupe des Alpes races, his cars paved the way on fast rides and that unique French motoring style! Even today, cars manufactured by this brand is such a hit – collectors can attest to the fine driving experience these vehicles exude.
Some of the Best Alpine Models Out There
Here’s a list of some of the most amazing rides manufactured by this car brand:
As a callback from the original Alpine A110 of the 60’s, this awesome rear-wheel drive sports car has the makings of a legend. Back in production last 2017, the all-aluminum built of this ride features a light but powerful drive. Additionally, the very impressive 1.8 liter gasoline engine (4 valves injection) delivers a powerhouse performance.
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This car can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds! A top speed of 250 km/h definitely makes this a blast to drive. Of course, the car wins in style points in both exterior and interior design – this is legit eye candy!
As one of the first vehicles to be manufactured by the French car brand, the Alpine A106 paved the way towards a bright and successful future. Encompassing the lightweight yet durable features of the brand, this sports car pioneered the use of the unique glass fibre construction that some of the best rides still use today. This car is generally an improved Renault 4VC, with an emphasis on better power and style.
With the Alpine GTA’s success, the car brand decided to level up its already impressive performance with the A106. Looking quite similar, but with enhancements abound, the Alpine A106 is actually a supercar version of its predecessor. An enlarged engine (3.0 liters), power is boosted without losing out on the spectacular and smooth driving vibe!
Cutting-edge looks and sharp racing performance – these are some of the best features that the stylish Alpine A310 has. Launched in 1971, this long sports car does have its fans, owing to its very unique looks. But more than the eye-catching design, the Alpine A310 proved its worth by being a tough contender in the French Rally.
As a follow-up to the Alpine A310’s unique design and also as an answer to the growing demand of Porsche models during the 80’s, the Alpine GTA was created to present itself as a cool competitor. Turbocharged excellence with some really nice and sharp looks, this was the car to be in during that decade!
The cool past meets the blazing hot future in this amazing concept car. The Alpine A110-50, revealed last 2012, incorporated some of the main highlights of the original Alpine A110 with some modern enhancements.
Sculpted with an innovative motoring process dubbed as computational fluid dynamics, this amazing supercar is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine. Variable as well, the car adapts to the race track – wishbone suspension is adjustable!
Alpine actually was relaunched by Renault last 2017. And as way to reintroduce the motoring public to the amazing line of vehicle this brand has to offer, the Alpine Vision was the concept car to bring drivers back into the fold. And what a vision this car delivered!
Featuring a sleek finish that still respects the iconic looks of the previous Alpine releases, this car was also fitted with tech and motoring enhancements that drivers will surely enjoy. This was actually a great car to set the tone of Alpine’s revival into the industry!
With Renault models a favorite for the French car manufacturer, it does come as no surprise that the brand further experimented with more variants. As a prototype for sports racing cars, the Alpine A210 wanted to see how performance can be boosted by fine-tuning the Renault engines.
Although missing to make a mark in the racing scene, the sleek design of the Alpine A210 made it as a collector’s choice!
The car that made the difference in the racing scene, the Alpine A441 proved that the French car manufacturer is a force to be reckoned with. Trailing others in the dust, with some smooth control as well, the Alpine A441 showed the world that the French does know how to handle cars!
Following the legacy of creating prestigious race cars, the year 2014 showcased the latest in the prototype race variants: the Alpine A450. With an impressive rating of 462 HP, this is one car that proves that Alipine knows how to handle power. A V8 engine, sourced out from a partnership with Nissan, introduces some balanced power distribution in the car.
As one of the latest racing wonders out of the Alpine factory, the Alpine A470 may just prove to the world that this French car company has all the means to top even its best records. Incorporating the latest in automobile tech and streamlining both the aerodynamics and powertrain features, this is one smoking-hot ride destined to win accolades in the race scene.
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Topping Higher Goals with Alpine
The Alpine car group focuses on making the best race cars in the world. It’ll be no wonder that this brand will deliver even-better vehicles in the near future!
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