Alpine sports car could spawn convertible along with high-performance products
Alps converter imagined by Autocar
brand reborn considering adding convertible along with more powerful products of the group expected a sports car garrison her
interest sales early from the brand new Sports Alpine car has given the heads of companies the confidence to achieve the creation of a family of spin-off editions, including increased performance along with convertible car versions
in readiness for the launch of a sports car, which will be unveiled This specific winter, before the sales as of early next year, along with revealed the Alps two concepts: the Alps inspired by the march of celebration (as shown below), Alps see more orientated production. The latter, which can be said to be 80% representative of the production product, highlights to create a point of difference coming from competitors such as the Alps plans Porsche along with Lotus by focusing on compact dimensions along with agility over power absolute without sacrificing Indoor comfort.
“if you look back through our history, the place could be the most legitimate can be through the construction of the rear-wheel-drive, rear sports cars in which are lightweight, nimble engines,” said Alpine coach Michael van der Sandy .
“We do not make heavy along with powerful cars along with great fun to drive every day, instead of running faster to 150mph for the racetrack or the highway. We build cars in which will be enjoyable speeds reasonable up along with in which do not compromise on quality Indoor to make the idea happen. ”
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powertrain details, as well as the engine will be a turbocharged four-cylinder unit of unspecified capacity. However, Autocar understands the engine will be the 1.8-liter unit developed 1.6-liter turbo engine used in RS Renault Clio .
engine outputs are also not disclosed at This specific stage, however sources have indicated in which the launch of the Alps will be around 250bhp as standard along with up to 300bhp from the high-performance product in which will use turbocharging more aggressive.
“We have a lot of ideas of the money at the moment, said Van der Sandy, however This specific can be one of the challenges of the start of the brand coming from scratch.” “We have to prove the existence of demand for such a car, along with then you start to see any of our plans to make the most sense. A faster product seems like the idea could contain the potential, along with I can imagine a beautiful open car could be a possibility, however decided anything.”
will be sold Alps through a network of 60-80 European traders from the beginning, most of which will be part of Renault existing facilities.
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products hand drive right to sell from the United Kingdom, Van der
“, at the moment, Europe can be the focus,” he said along with stressed Sandy, before also says in which building a brand outside Europe was the idea can be possible at a later date. the idea’s a. “As a brand, we have to build step by step, along with the awareness of our history can be different all over the planet – however, from the long run, everything can be possible, whether the idea be from the United States or China or anywhere else from the planet.” He also confirmed in which the Alps will expand from the sale of a family of cars at the right time, with the SUV along with at least one already put forward after in which.
“We have six or seven ideas on the drawing board, however everything we do from the future must always be based, said authentic sports car.” “in which’s what we are known along with This specific can be what we must get established before we start to expand.”
Q & A with Anthony VILLAIN, ALPINE design director
How long have you been working on a sports car?
“nearly four years moved coming from Clio along with Captur before projects for the Alps. He can be a young team, however one in which interferes in every aspect, coming from a car to Design trademarks or livery of Le Mans race team. We do everything, however because the idea can be a completely different project. “
How to start?
“The first thing I did was lead the team to the Alps collector. We spent the day drawing, drawing along with photographing for about 20 cars. We wanted to understand the heritage along with symbols identified the brand. The central A110 to in which, of course, however there can be more to the Alps than one car. “
what are the results?
“the idea was a compact along with light dimensions of weight along with lightness fundamental movement. Remember simple things can be elegance key – however not too simple so we end up with something fresh like a race car. We want to fine-tune, too. This specific not alfa 4C for the sole purpose. ”
ended the first experimental cars. are you happy?
“the idea can be from the factory, yes. All I can tell you can be in which the idea features a soul, along with in which was one of our goals. Some cars are very clinical about to be Spirit. Alps can be beautiful however not clinical. the idea has the signatures of the past, however very modern in its implementation. ”
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