Renault’s performance brand Alpine is all set to spring back into business with its all-new A110 sportscar which will made its first public debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
It seems the French automaker has decided to field Alpine as a standalone performance brand, as evident from the absence of Renault branding on the car. The design has been carried forward from the concept which was unveiled last year.
The front fascia is characterized by LED-infused auxiliary lights, a smooth hood and wide air intakes. The unique profile is composed of an aerodynamic roof that blends seamlessly with the wraparound rear windshield. Heavy contouring on the doors and rear fenders can’t be missed.
Angular LED taillights, black diffuser and a prominent center-mounted hexagonal exhaust tip make up the rear fascia. Alpine A110 employs a completely flat floor which has enabled the engineers to do away with a rear spoiler for an uncluttered look.
Renault is tightlipped about the powertrain details but one can expect a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with an output of around 250 PS to be in service. The French sportscar will rely on comprehensive light weighting techniques to achieve commendable performance.
Alpine A110 will initially be sold in select European markets before entering UK and Japan. More markets will be added in due course. As of now, it’s not clear if India is in the radar for Renault’s performance brand.