The Renault COO Carlos Tavares has recently released some new details about the upcoming Alpine sports car, which will rival the Alfa Romeo 4C.
The French based automaker Renault is reviving the Alpine brand and this is no longer a surprise for anyone. According to Carlos Tavares, the Renault COO, the successor of the Alpine A110, which doesn’t have an official name just yet, will compete in the new “sub-supercar” segment with the Alfa Romeo 4C, and the model will be appealing to young drivers and enthusiasts.
Tavares also said that 70 percent of the model’s styling is already complete and it has four round headlights, side scoops, an “arrowhead nose” and some retro touches, but an overall modern look and dynamic proportions. The Alpine A110’s successor is expected to be powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is good for 280 BHP (209 kW), which can be mated to a six-speed manual transmission or to a dual-clutch EDC automatic, but no details on this subject have been released yet.
The total weight of the Alpine model might stand at 1,000 kg thanks to a spaceframe chassis made out of aluminum, steel and composites. The Alpine A110 successor might be launched in 2016 for a starting price of approximately 50,000 GBP. Additional details on the subject remain unknown for the moment.