First, some history. Alpine used to be Renault's racing brand after buying the Alpine company – a boutique racing car manufacturer that used Renault engines – in 1973. After years of using Alpine's race-bred expertise in their road cars (including this angular beauty), the brand was pensioned off in the Eighties.
Until today's amazing resurrection! With this, the A110-50, a carbon fibre honey that weighs a silly 880kg and packs a 3.5 litre V6, 400bhp engine plucked from Nissan's 370Z. So it'll give Porsche's race-bred 911 GT3 RS a run for its money. (And a 4-second 0-62mph punt.)
And to show how serious Renault are about committing to making it, it's going to be pace car for a lap of this weekend's Monaco GP. So look out for it on that tele of yours. (After watching the vid, and clicking through the gallery, of course, we've got beer to earn.)
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