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  • 2020 Alpine A110S

    French sports car marque Alpine has unveiled a hotter version of its A110.

  • 2020 Alpine A110 Sport spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Alpine A110 Sport spy shots

    French sports car marque Alpine looks to be readying a hotter version of its A110.

  • Alpine A110 Pure and Légende
    Alpine A110 heading to 2018 Geneva motor show in luxurious and stripped-down guises

    Alpine A110 production officially kicked off last December, but the sports car builder will bring two new versions to the 2018 Geneva motor show. Alpine announced the A110 Pure and A110 Légende on Tuesday and each brings something new to the revived, Renault-owned brand. The two variants...

  • Alpine A110 that caught fire during filming of “Top Gear”
    “Top Gear” hosts narrowly escape Alpine A110 fire

    “Top Gear” is no stranger to cars catching fire. There's been a number of incidents in the decades the series has been on television, and now the latest crew to do the hosting have a story of their own to tell. In this case it was the new A110 sports car from revived French brand Alpine...

  • Alpine A110 production in Dieppe, France
    Alpine A110 enters production at historic Dieppe plant

    It’s been a long time coming, but Alpine’s A110 is finally in production. Some readers will recall Alpine’s parent company, Renault, first announced plans for the car in 2012. It was originally to be developed alongside a similar model from Caterham, but the British firm pulled...

  • 2017 Alpine A110
    Lighter, more powerful Alpine A110 Sport planned

    You can file this one under forbidden fruit, because you're not going to see one Stateside. A sports car that we're already not getting has arrived and there's already talk of a hotted-up version. The Alpine A110 made its debut earlier in the year when it was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show...

  • 2017 Alpine A110

    Revived French performance marque Alpine launched its first car of the modern era at March’s 2017 Geneva auto show. Dubbed the A110, the tiny sports car came with a mid-engine layout and four-cylinder power, making it the ideal rival to Porsche’s 718. It seems Porsche is a brand Alpine is keen to emulate, as insiders have revealed that Alpine’s next car will be a small SUV to take on the Porsche Macan. Citing company insiders, AutoExpress reports that work on Alpine’s Porsche Macan rival has already started. The vehicle is said to borrow elements from the A110...

  • Alpine A110 testing at Nürburgring
    Here's what the new Alpine A110 sounds like

    If you reside in North America, plug your ears, for these sounds may only be heard in person on the old continent. The angry noises coming from the Alpine A110's 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine won't be ringing out from sea to shining sea anytime soon, as the car is a Europe-only ordeal...

  • No. 35 Alpine A470 at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Alpine promoted to Le Mans podium after Vaillante Rebellion disqualification

    There’s been a shakeup in the results of last weekend’s 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans regarding the LMP2 class. The No. 13 Vaillante Rebellion Oerca 07 which placed third, thanks to the efforts of Nelson Piquet Jr, Mathias Beche and David Heinemeier Hansson, was disqualified on Monday...

  • Alpine A110
    Alpine A110 is France's answer to the Alfa Romeo 4C, Porsche 718 Cayman

    As with most things that are good in the auto industry, Americans are getting hosed. That's as true of hot hatchbacks as it is of mid-engine sports cars. For the longest time, the Porsche Cayman/Boxster twins were the only option here in North America, unless you wanted to upgrade to a supercar...

  • 2017 Alpine A110
    Alpine reveals 718 Cayman rival, confirms A110 name

    The long road to the market return of the Alpine sports car brand is almost over. It was in late 2012 that French automaker Renault announced plans to partner with British track car specialist Caterham to develop a platform to underpin a future sports car for Alpine and a similar model for...

  • Alpine A210 Le Mans prototype in French shed
    Historic Alpine Le Mans prototype preserved in French shed

    It's hard to imagine a more romantic barn find than a dust-covered Le Mans prototype quietly sitting, waiting, in a dilapidated wood shed covered with moss in the south of France. When vintage car racer/restorer Graham Long and I first saw it on a cold, winter evening, it was as if we'd stumbled...

  • 2017 Renault Alpine A120 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The long road to the market return of the Alpine sports car brand is almost over. It was in late 2012 that French automaker Renault announced plans to partner with British track car specialist Caterham to develop a new platform to underpin a future sports car for Alpine and a similar model for Caterham. (Renault bought Alpine in 1973.) By 2014 Caterham had dropped plans for its sports car to focus on its core track car range, leaving Renault to take responsibility for the platform. Renault has continued to develop the platform for its own sports car and today we have new spy shots of one of...

  • Alpine Vision concept
    New Alpine sports car edges closer to production with reveal of Vision concept

    French automaker Renault last year unveiled a concept that not only marked the 60th anniversary of its Alpine performance brand but also previewed a new sports car to be sold under the brand starting from 2017. This week, a second concept, this time better representing the production model, was...

  • Renault Alpine
    Patent Drawings May Depict Production Version Of Renault’s Alpine Sports Car

    French automaker Renault earlier this month unveiled a new concept car that not only marked the 60th anniversary of its Alpine performance brand but also previewed a new sports car to be sold under the brand starting from 2016. Since the concept’s reveal, new patent drawings have emerged that...

  • Alpine Celebration concept, 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Renault’s Alpine Sports Car Previewed By New Concept Revealed At Le Mans

    While this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans rages on, we have some news from the track. French automaker Renault presented a new concept car in Le Mans that previews its new Alpine-branded sports car set for launch in 2016. It’s called the Alpine Celebration, and its arrival also marks 60...

  • 2012 Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept
    Is Renault Ready To Show The World Its New Alpine?

    Renault has been teasing sports car fans for a number of years now. How you ask? By showing off an Alpine concept that has us all drooling. It was shown to the world a few years back, and soon after production plans for a new sports car, possibly dubbed the AS1, were confirmed. Now though, it seems...

  • Alpine Vision Gran Turismo
    First Alpine Model To Be Called “AS1”, Second May Be An SUV Or Hybrid

    Renault and Caterham Cars may have gone their separate ways in regards to a sports car platform they were developing together for new models for their respective Alpine and Caterham brands, but the cars the platform was designed for are still very much alive. We now have a few extra details on the...

  • Alpine Vision Gran Turismo

    By this point, you may be getting a little tired of all the new Vision Gran Turismo concepts being churned out in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game series, but the latest from Renault is certainly a sight to behold. The car is technically an Alpine, Renault’s recently revived performance brand, and though it isn’t destined for production it may provide some clues for the long-awaited Alpine sports car due in 2016. It’s called the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, and it’s described as an Alpine of the 21st century. It features the classic...

  • 2012 Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept
    Renault Alpine Sports Car Design Signed Off, Won’t Look Like Concept

    Renault and Caterham announced plans in 2012 to jointly develop a new platform that could underpin sports car models for their respective brands. Development started in earnest shortly after but earlier this year the two automakers went their separate ways. The good news is that both Renault and...

  • 2014 Alpine A450 Le Mans prototype
    Alpine Back For Another Season Of Motorsport

    After making its motorsport comeback last year, the Alpine performance division of French automaker Renault is now back for another season of motorsport, once again competing in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) with its A450 LMP2 race car. Partnered with formidable French team Signatech, and with...

  • 2012 Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept
    Renault And Caterham To Go Their Separate Ways On Joint Sports Car Project: Report

    In 2012 French automaker Renault and British track car specialist and Formula One team Caterham confirmed plans to develop a new sports car platform that would spawn separate models for the two parties in 2016. Renault was to launch its sports car under a revived Alpine brand while Caterham’s...

  • 2013 Alpine A450 Le Mans prototype
    Alpine A450 Name Used For French Brand’s 2013 Le Mans Prototype

    The new Le Mans prototype that will see Renault’s Alpine performance brand return to the world of motorsport has been renamed the Alpine A450. Previously labeled the Renault N°36 Alpine, the race car’s new name draws on the heritage of previous Alpine racers such as the legendary...

  • 2013 Renault N°36 Alpine Le Mans prototype
    Renault Reveals Its Alpine-Branded 2013 Le Mans Prototype

    Following this month’s previous announcement from Renault that it will be entering the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, as well as the European Le Mans Series, the French automaker has now revealed the LMP2 prototype that it hopes to be victorious with. Renault is using its Le Mans...

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