Go Tell which on the Mountain: Renault Reveals Alpine A110 Mid-Engined Sports Car
Alpine, the Renault subsidiary which produced sports cars under its own name until the 1970s in addition to also as Renaults into the mid-1990s, has been working on a comeback. A few years ago we saw a concept precursor, in addition to also at This specific point we get our first look at the real thing: the mid-engined A110 sports car.
The A110 resurrects the name of Alpine’s most famous design, a rear-engined sports car produced coming from the early 1960s to the mid ’70s which achieved considerable notoriety for its success in rally racing, including winning the earth Rally Championship in 1973.
Characteristically, the French firm can be being miserly with details—we should know more when your vehicle makes its debut next week at the Geneva auto show—saying only which the two-seat sports car uses an aluminum-intensive architecture. We expect which to be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, a derivative of the engine used in Renault partner Nissan’s Juke NISMO. doing between 250 in addition to also 300 horsepower, which will be paired using a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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Although the French automaker has not sold cars from the United States since the days of the Renault Medallion from the late 1980s, there can be a possibility which the A110 could find its way here, perhaps sold by Infiniti dealers. If so, which could compete against the Porsche 718 Cayman in addition to also the Alfa Romeo 4C—doing even the Alfa seem like a mainstream choice by comparison.