Alpine Vision Revealed in Monaco, Kazunori Yamauchi in Attendance

February 17th, 2016 by Kyle Patrick


Alpine showed off the latest iteration of their planned return to road car production yesterday in Monaco. Starting with the A110-50 concept of 2012, followed by a certain Vision Gran Turismo creation last year, and the Alpine Celebration model later in 2015, we’ve now landed at the rather confusingly-titled Alpine Vision.

This Vision, much like the A110 it so clearly pays respect to, is a pretty, petite package. Some family features from its grandfather have survived across the generations: the additional in-set headlights, the C-shaped swage line on the flanks, the wheel-at-every-corner stance. The modern big wheels and LED taillights blend well with these details, delivering what should be an attractive alternative to the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C when the final production model is shown before the end of 2016.

Few details are known about the mechanical aspects of the car. Renault has so far only announced that the four cylinder turbo engine will be mounted midship – unlike the original A110’s rear-engined layout – and that the dash to 100km/h will be dispatched in “less than 4.5 seconds”.

The event was held at the Col de Turini, home of some of Alpine’s most memorable rally moments. Renault gathered dozens of vintage models to line the roads, while guests from across the globe were invited to pour over Alpines old and new. Fan site Alpine Planet (no relation) even caught up with someone sure to look familiar to Gran Turismo players (hat tip to Dionisiy):

Considering the close ties Kazunori and Polyphony have with Alpine, we’re certainly excited to see what comes next in Alpine’s rebirth.

Take a look at the Alpine Vision in the gallery, and leave your comments below!

Images courtesy of Alpine.

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  1. Feb. 24, 7:11am

    Not bad. Hopefully the car will be converted for RGT-class rallying after it gets put into production.

  2. Feb. 19, 11:48am

    I see some of Porsche and TVR on the front, and Aston Martin in the back with a little of a Lambo :D

  3. Feb. 19, 11:02am
    Stoop Solo

    That is not bad. Not bad at all. Little bit of an Aston Martin vibe going on (not a bad thing). A very distinctive face, that dual headlamp arrangement hearkens back brilliantly to your roots but still looks very contemporary. Good job, Alpine! Damn good job.

  4. Feb. 19, 3:54am

    Looks amazing! It’s always so refreshing to see new sporty ligthweights! 2016 is off to a great start!

  5. Feb. 18, 4:41pm

    This car is beautiful, love it.

  6. Feb. 18, 4:02pm

    Am I the only one who thinks that some of those photos could be in-game pictures? Mixed with the real ones? Just a guess but suggesting GT Sport will have improved graphics an Kaz at the show, it doesn’t seem unlikely to me :D

  7. Feb. 18, 12:57pm

    Damn, this is a car i yearn to have. Just look at it! Best looking car i have seen for some time. I dont use the word yearn.. Ever, this car warrented it.

  8. Feb. 18, 11:09am

    That is a beautiful automobile. Not much else to say. So……….will it have an interior???
    Just kidding………..

  9. Feb. 18, 9:37am
    Magic Ayrton

    Vision carrot danglage.

  10. Feb. 17, 10:39pm

    I cannot help but see the Peugeot RCZ within this car.

  11. Feb. 17, 9:48pm

    It looks like an Audi TT and a Toyota GT86 had a baby.

  12. Feb. 17, 2:24pm

    We need an update with this car, even after 6 months :D

    • Feb. 18, 2:11pm

      On PS4 probably dude. I wouldn’t expect anymore content for GT6. It is, after all, not current anymore, sadly for anyone still on PS3. GT Sport or GT7 though i’m sure.

  13. Feb. 17, 11:22am

    This is great, and I don’t think I see paddles so it could be manual. Either way it’s very pretty.

    • Feb. 17, 12:46pm

      The press release says it isn’t a manual. It’s a DCT. There are paddles visible in one of the interior pictures.

  14. Feb. 17, 10:26am

    Where are these gonna make it in GT6…???

  15. Feb. 17, 9:48am

    that looks awesome…. :D

  16. Feb. 17, 9:27am

    I like it!

  17. Feb. 17, 8:38am

    Anyone else think that if this car went to production, it’d be in the same price bracket as the MX5?

    • Feb. 17, 9:21am

      Would be at least £35-£40k if not more.

    • Feb. 17, 9:23am

      The Alpine Vision looks like a Porsche Cayman rival, I would be surprised if prices kick off at less than £35,000.

    • Feb. 19, 11:53am

      That sounds about right.

  18. Feb. 17, 7:14am
    wraith of horus

    Anyone else curious like me that this news appears to becoming us insight into a sneak peak of a car that might be coming to either GTS or rather GT7?

  19. Feb. 17, 4:34am

    Wow, a VGT that looks realistic and with a really beautiful design! Never expected this to happen, this is probably one of the few VGT that I will actually love. Let’s see how it drives.

    • Feb. 17, 4:42am

      Umm… its not a VGT. Wish it was, but it isn’t :( .

    • Feb. 17, 8:57am

      Oh god, you’re right @Chameleon, I didn’t read the article xP Now, me very sad ;_;

  20. Feb. 17, 4:32am

    Very nice… Even though the rear has quite lot of “VAG” in it. 😁 major A7 resemblance meets a bit of 911..

  21. Feb. 17, 3:43am

    We do have an open spot for Alpine on GT6 still. They would be wise to fill that spot since we haven’t had anything new for months…

    • Feb. 17, 5:13am

      I ´m afraid but GT6 will not be updated anymore.

    • Feb. 18, 2:18pm

      PS4 is where GTP’ers need to be for new content. GT6’s content dried up in summer last year, obviously because they had to ditch the rest of the VGTs to focus on GT Sport. Which, is due this Spring, ( In free beta form ) yay!! Hopefully it’s still on target… This is PD after all lol.

  22. Feb. 17, 3:41am

    Absolutely love the look of this new Alpine. Hope to see it in the flesh someday soon!

  23. Feb. 17, 3:31am

    Probably my favourite looking car since the F-type jaguar.

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