Group Renault revived the sporty Alpine brand last year with 1,955 units of the A110 ‘Premiere’ edition which sold out in 5 days. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Renault presented 2 new versions; the minimalist ‘Pure’ and comfort-orientated ‘Légende’. At the top of the range is the track-only GT4 which is the second racing version after the A110 ‘Cup’.
At Salon Privé, Alpine presents the ‘Légende’. Although more luxuriously equipped than the ‘Pure’ version, it remains true to Alpine’s core principles – agile, compact in size and lightweight, all of which led the original model of the early 70s to become such a sensational success on the international rally circuit.
Even with additional equipment such as 6-way adjustable comfort seats upholstered in black or brown leather, the ‘Légende’ still only weighs in at 1,123kgs, meaning that the 252bhp generated from its 4 cylinder 1.8 litre turbocharged engine is enough to propel the car to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 155mph.
‘I’m thrilled to see Alpine back with us this year’ commented David Bagley, Co-Founder & Sales Director for Salon Privé. ‘Alpine has such a rich sporting heritage, it’s great to see them developing the brand and model range whilst clearly retaining the styling cues and engineering DNA of those original cars. In less than 2 years, they’ve taken the 2 door sports coupe market by storm and produced a class-winning Berlinette that performs as well as it looks!’
Guests to the event will not only be able to admire the new A110, but also drive it, as Alpine will be offering test-drives throughout the 3 days of the event.