Founded in 1955, the brand has set itself apart with its French-style sports cars. In 2018, the brand presents the new A110, a sports car faithful to Alpine’s timeless principles of compactness, lightness, agility and driving pleasure. In 2021, Alpine Cars, Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing join forces under the Alpine flagship. It thus becomes the brand dedicated to innovative, authentic, exclusive sportscars of Groupe Renault, benefiting from the heritage and craftmanship of its historic plant in Dieppe, as well as the engineering mastery from the Formula One and Renault Sport teams. A "dream garage" made up of exclusive and futuristic electric sports cars, generating dreams but destined for real life, will soon make up the brand's range.
It is impossible to speak about Alpine without mentioning racing. Alpine was conceived by a race driver known for his rallying prowess in the 60s and 70s. The brand has left an indelible mark in all fields of motorsport. Among the accolades won are the World Rally Championship 1973 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978. More recently, the Signatech Alpine team became double European champions in LMP2 endurance racing. They won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship (LMP2) in 2016, then in 2017, they finished third.
Alpine and Renault have a long racing history with successes in different categories, be it in Formula 1, rally or endurance. Competition will remain at the core of Alpine’s ambitious plans, with Formula 1 being central to the brand’s motorsports strategy. From 2021 the Alpine F1 team will be racing against some of the most prestigious names in the automotive industry and will enter the very exclusive club of full-fledged factory teams.
Alpine’s next product generation - 100% electric sports cars - will leverage Groupe Renault’s latest innovations and will benefit from F1’s technology and expertise: efficient energy management, safety systems and connectivity solutions derived from F1’s high-performance in data analysis and processing that will bring a significant competitive advantage to the Alpine products.
"The craftsmanship from our plant in Dieppe, the engineering mastery from our Formula One and Renault Sport teams will shine through our tech-infused, 100% electric line-up, taking the beautiful Alpine name to the future. We’ll be on the tracks and on the roads, authentic and high-tech, disruptive & passionate."
Laurent Rossi, CEO Alpine
The Group also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Lotus Group to study several areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an electric sports car.
Inspired by Alpine’s most iconic model, the original Berlinette, the A110 Premiere Edition links the brand’s past with its future. The designers and engineers have dreamt up a sports car that respects Alpine’s timeless principles: lightweight, compact and agile, with the unmistakable silhouette of an Alpine.