GENEVA — Renault is seeking to broaden the appeal of the Alpine A110 sports coupe with three new versions: a minimalist Pure edition, a comfort-oriented Legende model, and the track-only GT4, with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2 kg per horsepower.
Renault revived the Alpine brand, which ended production in 1995, last year after a stop-and-start development effort. The company pre-sold all 1,955 units of the Premiere edition early in 2017, at a price of 57,500 euros, and the first cars are now reaching customers from Renault Sport’s plant in Dieppe, France.
The Pure edition will sell for 54,700 euros, and weight is held to just 1,080 kg through the use of lighter seats and carbon-fiber interior trim. The Legende edition, designed for comfortable long-distance touring, weighs 1,123 kg and includes six-way adjustable leather seats.
Both versions will continue to use a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, developed with alliance partner Nissan, that produces 252 hp.
“The new Pure and Legende models lift the revival of Alpine to the next level,” Alpine managing director Michael van der Sande said.
At the top of the line, the Alpine GT4 costs 160,000 euros, the second racing version after the 90,000-euro A110 Cup introduced last fall. Cup owners will have the option to upgrade to GT4 specifications, Renault said.
The company did not release a power figure for the GT4, but said it was a significant upgrade over the A110 Cup’s 266 hp, and at the power-to-weight limit allowed in the GT4 racing class. It was built with Alpine’s racing partner Signatech, which will support private teams using the A110 Cup and GT4.