What Do You Think Of The Alpine Vision Concept?
Photography Courtesy of Renault
To quote Ice Cube, “Today was a good day”. Renault’s reborn sports car marque showed its final concept for what will go on sale later this year as a mid-engined, 4-cylinder, turbocharged sports car.
Looks like Alfa Romeo’s 4C and Porsche’s 4-cylinder 718 Cayman will get another rival—and though the Vision is still a concept and its specifications haven’t been formally announced, the company has finally let a few details on the production car slip.
First, its zero-to-60 time will equal or better that of the 4C, so you’re looking at 4.5 seconds—which isn’t far off from Porsche’s faster mid-engine machines, either.
Its weight is projected to be just 2,200 lbs (1,000 kg), which is a bit more than what the 4C is measured at. With Alpine’s access to the RenaultSport parts bin, expect to see its engine lifted from its hottest hatch and beefed up for canyon, Autobahn, and trackday duty.
I’ll save my impressions of its performance for the day I eventually get to drive the new Alpine—but what do you think of it so far?
(I haven’t seen it shown with a manual transmission yet, so there’s that…)