Speaking of Alpine means necessarily go back in time to remember those glorious racing years. Days when sports were really sporting and not ordinary cars that can go a little faster than the rest as today. In short, sensations. But when we hear the word Alpine we must also think about the future, in the immediate future in particular, and it is that Renault will relaunch with a model that takes many months, increasing our beats.
The challenge of Renault with the relaunch of Alpine is pretty hard, because that will not be easy to reach the legendary Alpine A110. His successor will come over the 2017. After the jump we leave you a short video teaser which makes us see that the new model is completely serious, if there was still any doubt about it. Alpine 120 (not yet confirmed name) will have a streamlined design in order to keep it glued to the asphalt without significantly worsening its aerodynamic penetration.
As in the cars of Formula 1, the new model will feature a flat bottom which will create suction to the body toward the floor, as well as a rear diffuser that will improve the flow of air. The forms of the bodywork, with gentle curves, will ensure a low drag coefficient. We have not have seen images of the final production model, but the new Alpine will be quite similar to the concept presented a few months ago.
In addition to careful aerodynamics, we also expect very moderate weight which will grant a reduced weight/power ratio, which is always a guarantee of fair play and quick step by curve; specifically it has rumored that it will be close to the 1,100 pounds. Yes I reported a few days ago that its chassis will be aluminum, in addition to some other parts of the body. Your engine is still a secret, although he has already talked to probably use a 1.8 or a 2.0 turbo will have a power between 250 and 300 HP. This drive will be located in a central position.