The sporty models are so popular these days, and every Company has at least one sporty vehicle in the lineup. You probably know how good the Porsche 718 Cayman is? Today, we will talk about its main rival and that will be the newly developed 2017 Renault Alpine A120 Prototype. The upcoming model will be a sports car, and now we have some spy photos from the winter testing. However, on the photos, the vehicle is heavily camouflaged and it is quite hard to present you this model in the best way.
Renault Alpine A120 Prototype Exterior design
The appearance of this model is despite the fact that the entire exterior is covered with the camo, very handsome. This model is captured near the Arctic Circle, and at the first glance, this model almost completely the same as the concept on which it is based. Of course, there is going to be some differences from the outside, like for example larger door mirrors, a wingless rear, and smoother sides. According to pictures, this vehicle will feature a rear diffuser with the centrally mounted exhaust. Also, this model will keep the Alpine A110-inspired fog lights. According to Renault, we can also anticipate a mid-engined layout. Also, according to pictures, we can expect large aluminum wheels. However, its size is unknown at this point. Compared to the Vision Concept, the wheels are different. We can, however, expect more differences and they will include proper external door handles, as well as roadworthy wing mirrors. When it comes to technology, Renault Alpine 2017 will most likely use LED technology for all the lighting on the vehicle.
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Renault Alpine 2017 Interior design
The interior design is pretty mysterious at this point. We don’t have official photos of the cabin, and because of that, we don’t have so many good pieces of information. Everything here is based on the rumors. However, we certainly know that this car will provide flat-bottomed steering wheel but that is so normal for the sporty models. Also, seems like gearbox shifter will be on the steering wheel. As soon as we receive some more information about the interior design, we will update this review and let you know.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the bonnet, the upcoming model will be powered by a use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but there is no info about its capacity. Some rumors suggest that we can expect a 1.8-litre unit that is developed from the turbocharged 1.6-litre engine used in the Renault Clio RS. Also, the peak outputs are unconfirmed, but according to some earlier sources, we can expect the max power output of 250bhp as standard and up to 300bhp in a higher-performance variant. Also, the Company confirmed that we can expect acceleration from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. When it comes to driving type, this model will send the power from the engine to rear wheels via a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Price and Release date
This model will debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, and it will go on the dealerships a bit later. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around $60.000.
Renault Alpine A120 Prototype photos