As you may know, Renault recently revived the Alpine brand and even hooked it up with British sports car maker Caterham, so they can make sports cars together beginning with a new A-110. But now a Mexican firm has come along, presenting their idea of a modern-dayA-110, and it isn’t half bad.
They used to make the original Alpine A-110 as the Dinalpin in Mexico between 1965 to 1974, so naturally they are very fond of the car. The Mexican Alpine is codenamed SST-77, and true to its roots, it is a lightweight sports car built upon a tight chassis with a body made from fiber glass, Kevlar and carbon. It will be fast and agile, and very fun to drive.
The design is not yet finalized, but the first renderings they have released show a couple of nice proposals. As the modern-day interpretation of the original Alpine, the SST-77 tries to maintain the traditional design cues and that iconic profile, while adding new elements like LED head and taillights, flared arches and cool air intakes to make it look more sleek. They could have done a better job with those fog lights, though.
Not sure what the European Alpine thinks about this yet. After all, this car could mess with their plans for the new A-110.