After showing us its amazing Vision concept, Alpine said the vintage-inspired sports coupe represents 80 percent of what's coming as a production car before the end of 2016. Expect it to have a four-cylinder turbo, and suspension worthy of a RenaultSport. Sounds sweet? Yes!
But while we eagerly await that moment, let's revisit the first World Rally Champion, the original Alpine A110. As Petrolicious explains:
"We've been lucky over the years to have had the chance to not only see a few Alpine A110s in the metal, but to actually drive them. As an office we've had this saying for a while that 'you don't really drive an A110, you wear it.' It's somewhat of a running joke that has been tough to describe to outsiders. Any time the marque or model was mentioned, that phrase would come out and we'd all chuckle. That was until we decided to make a short film, the latest in our 'Morning Coffee' series about what that experience is like
"The cockpit is so intimate, so snug, so perfectly purpose built that it's akin to applying a wetsuit to yourself to go surfing. There's a certain ritual to the way you have to prepare to get in the car, to turn the key in the ignition, the whole thing is just so personal."