What's this car?
think it had a different name in the UK
Was called the GTA in the UK. A friend had one in the early ’90s and I used to get a lift to work in it every day. Very quick car in its day and the V6 right behind you sounded awesome under a bit of right foot, very plastic ’80s renault interior though. He sold it to help fund his dream alpine, one of these beauties (A110):Posted 4 years ago
Rumour is that Caterham F1, (as you may know they use Renault powertrains), has done a deal with Renault over race engines that means that they may make a new Alpine under licence for the afformentioned french car manufacturers using there Caterham road car expertise in low volume production runs.
hey it’s only a rumour but i have heard it quite a few times in F1 circles as they say but it is worth noting that Renault new f1 power plant is a V6 90 deg much the same in design as the ‘PRV’ that was used in the alpine,
planets aligning ?Posted 4 years agouncle zaskarMember
car in picture is a Alpine-Renault A310 – was originally available with the same 4 cylinder engine as seen in the previous A110 model.
the A110 was a very successful rally car in the early 70’s and are very sought after (and expensive) nowadays.
the A310 finally ended up with the well known V6 ‘prv’ (Peugeot, renault, volvo)engine, and then was followed by the Renault GTA and GTA turbo models.
The GTA was the first ‘Alpine-renault’ officially sold in the UK, but they could not use the ‘Alpine’ (pronounced ‘al-peen’)name due to issues with Chrysler having use of that within the UK market.
Finally the GTA was facelifted as the A610 towards the end of its life.
The GTA was a very underrated car in it’s day, with great handling and speed – I ran a turbo one for several years and both on road and track it was a great drive, and is very sadly missed.
regards – U.z.Posted 4 years agochris36860Member
We were in Sameon in the Alps back in June and the Renault Alpine club had their annual meeting outside the pub we were in. Beautiful looking cars and mostly painted in Blue. Google has pics of the new one that’s coming out and it’s even nicer than the original ( I think).Posted 4 years ago
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