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.