An Alpine capable of beating Ferrari or McLaren, really?
Alpine currently markets the A110, a relatively affordable compact and lightweight sports car competing with the Porsche 718 Cayman or the Alfa Romeo 4C. As we know, Renault’s sports brand plans to switch to 100% electric technology by the middle of the decade. There will then be no room left for models with a conventional powertrain, running on fossil fuels.
But Arseny KostrominHe rather dreams of an Alpine gasoline capable of messing with the best supercars on the market. A Frenchwoman capable of beating the best McLaren, Ferrari or Porsches, with an adapted chassis and an engine far more powerful than the small 4-cylinder turbo in the current A110. The Alpine GT4 of the designer indeed uses a six-cylinder flat six of four liters of displacement, cooled by air as in the good old days of the machines prepared by Gordini.
The idea of an Alpine developing more than 500 horsepower, equipped with an ultra-light chassis and a body rich in aerodynamic downforce makes us salivate. Alas, this is a virtual fantasy that will never translate into reality. In the current context, Alpine has many other fish to fry.