Alpine is owned by its parent company, Renault. Since 1955, Alpine has been making a small amount of cars primarily in the european market.They have never sold in America. Throughout the decades, Alpine has made small amounts of street and track cars compared to other companies, but still made enough vehicles to be recognized.
Almost identical to the Alpine Vision Concept, the yet to be named Alpine sports car will feature: circular fog-lights positioned just under the headlights, a sloped roofline, flat rear deck, and thin taillights. It will also receive a new set of glossy black wheels. Vents positioned below the headlights on the concept look a bit different on this new model, and it’s hard to tell under the camouflage if the character lines on the doors remain the same. Many of the model’s design cues were originally taken from the Alpine A110 sports car of the 1960s.
Engine and Performance:
Unlike the original rear-engine A110, the new Alpine should receive a mid-mounted turbocharged inline-four engine (estimated to hit 62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds) from the Vision Concept. The rear-wheel-drive Alpine could potentially make around 250 hp, and move more quickly since it is rumored to be about 660 pounds lighter than a Porsche Cayman.
(Not much is known about the Alpine’s interior yet.)
Renault said it hoped to bring the production model to dealerships by early 2017. It should make its public debut before the end of this year.