Discussion in 'Renault' started by Bartek S., May 25, 2012.
If only they could make it.
If Renault or even Citroen could bring to market the breath taking concepts they always manage to produce, French car brands would do much better globally.
I somehow feel proud that I own a Clio
Renault Alpine A110 Concept @GFoS 2012.
It looks like a 911 GT3 and R8 GT killer, but with a curb weight of 880 kg it really is.
Renault Alpine A110 production version infos :
- produced in Dieppe
- neo-retro design (500, Mini, Z8, SLS,.. not like concept)
- ~ 4,30 m long
- 200-250 PS turbocharged I4
- 1200-1300 kg
- 35.000-40.000 €
- 5.000 units annually
- final decision taken end 2012
Source: La Tribune
IMO 200-250 PS, 1200-1300 kg and 35.000-40.000 € this car is a futur failure, just like the Renault Wind, Renault Vel Satis, Renault Avantime and many other. It has no chance in the against the GT86/BRZ, except in France, where they are the most hated cars. France got only 37 BRZ and 250 GT86 allocations for the whole year 2012.
The will always be French patriots that will buy A110 just as they buy the overpriced underperforming RCZ.
Also neo-retro styling is an other fail. Why can't they leave it as is, weighing max. 1100 kg and powered by the NA 3.5l V6 making 350 PS ?
Another huge FAIL from the french auto industry.
I'd say that it's actually an impressive effort from the people who invented cologne to avoid taking a shower.
If I could afford it, I would probably buy it. It's as good looking as the RCZ is.
And the RCZ is actually a very nice car with proper french suspension (trailing arms) in the rear. That means nothing else than lift-off oversteer
Renault, Caterham join to revive Alpine
I been ignoring this under the impression it is just another hybrid concept. How wrong I was. This thing sounds more like F1 of yore than even LFA.
Best news in a while.
That is acutually a 100 % race engine from the Megane Trophy. I doubt it will go to production.
Yupp. Its about time we see France stand up for itself by producing a sports car. There are plenty of French F1 drivers out there and next year might see the comeback of France to the F1 calendar. I cant contain my excitement for what will come out of this.