Pre-orders for Alpine Premiere Edition sports car now being accepted

Article by Christian A., on December 14, 2016

After twenty long years, Alpine’s major comeback comes with a special surprise. A limited-only “Premiere Edition” sports car is slated to come out next year. It should be noted that the official details on the car’s specs would be announced much later on. Until now, the production car still goes by the product code “A120”. ---- But it will probably resemble Alpine’s Vision Concept at the very least.

According to reports, the power likely comes from a 1.8 litre turbo engine with up to 250 hp. We also heard about its impressive acceleration speed of 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds. Even so, the company hasn’t disclosed any information about its “Premiere Edition” except that it will come with “exclusive appointments.”

One more thing; Alpine’s exclusive variant will be limited to only 1,955 customers. The strange numbers apparently refer to the year when Jean Rédélé founded the company back in 1955.

Since Alpine’s inception more than sixty years ago, the brand has earned its solid reputation in motor racing and rally sports. Michael van der Sande, Alpine’s managing director remarked how Alpine has made such an impression for its “nimble handling” and elegant designs.

The French marque as we know only uses Renault for its engines. In 1973, the same company (Renault) took over the brand but eventually closed down in 1995. Nevertheless, the announcement of its “return” has sparked new interest among sports car enthusiasts.

Reservations for its much-awaited “Premiere Edition” sports car are currently being accepted. Orders are made through the French manufacturer’s official website wherein customers can select between numbers 1 up to 1,995 for each limited edition model. The number will be inscribed on a special commemorative plate along the cabin’s centre console.

While the total cost of the vehicle stands between 55,000 and 60,000 euros, interested buyers only need to download Alpine’s mobile app and place a deposit of 2,000 euros to place their reservation.

The mobile app probably brings a whole lot of other options aside from the “serial” number and the paint color of his or her choice. We think this is great, considering the fact that not everyone can get the chance to explore such things during the pre-order stage.

The 3 exterior colors available are White (Blanc Solaire), Black (Noir Profond) and Blue (Blue Alpine). Alpine’s 2017 Premier Edition is available in the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Japan, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Austria and of course, in France.

Press Release

Alpine opens reservations

Starting today, Alpine is opening reservations for its ‘Première Édition’, an exclusive limited-edition version of its upcoming production car. Reservations can be made via Alpine’s bespoke app downloadable from Alpine’s official website: www.alpinecars.com.

Production of the limited-edition version is restricted to 1,955 cars, a reference to the year when Alpine founder Jean Rédélé first established the brand.

“Alpines made such a mark because of the elegance of their designs, their nimble handling and their memorable successes in world class motor racing and rallying,” says Alpine’s Managing Director Michael van der Sande. “The interest that the announcement of Alpine’s return has generated across the globe inspired us to give sports car enthusiasts and Alpine fans early opportunity to reserve the new car."

“The Première Édition versions of the new model will be the first to come off the line and we wanted to allow Alpine fans to choose the number of their car.”

The Alpine Première Édition will feature exclusive appointments, while its price and technical specification will be revealed in the first quarter of 2017. Its tax-paid price in France will be between €55,000 and €60,000.

Its standstill-to-62mph (100kph) time will be 4.5 seconds and delivery to customers is scheduled to start from late 2017.

Reserving the Alpine Première Édition using the bespoke app and making an initial payment of €2,000 will allow customers to select their preferred number – from 1 to 1,955 – depending on availability. The number will appear on a plaque fixed to the centre console. Customers will also be able to specify the colour of their car from a choice of three finishes: ‘Bleu Alpine’ (Blue), ‘Noir Profond’ (Black) or ‘Blanc Solaire’ (White).

Customers in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan*, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will be able to reserve the Alpine Première Édition.

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