French central motor sports
Cologne, February 28, 2017
We await the new Alpine perceived forever. Countless design studies, announcements, information food and tea er images are but now finally so far: Yes, shows even before the official premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 Renault (March 9-19) the first pictures of the new hip flask from France.
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What we know now? Well, for one we can now officially announce that Alpine's new model is actually hot A110. Thus, the manufacturer spans the arc to the legendary model from the 1960s. On the other hand, will look like the production car without camouflage foil. It is particularly noteworthy that the optical difference to the study really very minimal. Also new to our wealth of knowledge: platform and body are completely made of aluminium. The unladen weight should arrive at about 1,100 kilograms.
Official technical data? Not yet...
Reigns but next disclose the technical details: order against the mid-engined competition for Alfa Romeo 4 C and Porsche 718 Cayman, a rear-wheel drive and around 300 HP are regarded as highly likely. A four-cylinder turbo petrol 1.6 and 2.0 liters engine should deliver the performance. To the transmission, there is still no information, Alpine fans hope for a manual transmission, it but probably will be a dual clutch transmission.
Prices and market introduction?
There will be only more detailed information after the premiere at the Swiss trade fair floor. In how many small discs then the technical data, prices and a date for the launch of be moved out? We may be further stretched. (ml)