Alpine – Renault’s reborn sports car sub-brand - has opened order books for its upcoming new sports car, and 1,955 so called ‘Premiere Edition’ models are available. The limited run of 1,955 Premiere cars is a reference to 1955 – the year Alpine’s first incarnation was founded.
Deliveries start in late 2017, but Japan and the UK – both right hand drive markets – will be waiting until 2018
The standard Alpine sports car will feature an all-new 1.8-litre turbo engine with around 250bhp. But later on, a racier model, tuned by Renaultsport, could bump that figure up past 300bhp.
The Renaultsport model is likely to cost at least £55,000 with the regular sports car around the £50,000 mark.