The Alpine A610 was a high-performance sports car produced by French manufacturer Alpine from 1991 to 1995. It was the last car produced by the company before it was acquired by Renault and ceased production.
The A610 was the successor to the popular Alpine GTA and was designed to compete with other high-performance sports cars of its time, such as the Porsche 911 and the Ferrari 348. It was powered by a rear-mounted 3.0-liter V6 engine, which produced 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine was mated to a five-speed manual transmission, which allowed the car to reach a top speed of 162 miles per hour and accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.9 seconds.
One of the most distinctive features of the Alpine A610 was its sleek and aerodynamic design. The car featured a low-slung body with a long, sloping hood and a wide stance, which gave it a dynamic and aggressive look. The body was made of composite materials, which helped to reduce weight and improve performance.
The A610 was also known for its exceptional handling and performance on the road. It featured an advanced suspension system with adjustable shocks and anti-roll bars, which allowed the car to handle corners and curves with precision and stability. The car also featured four-wheel disc brakes, which provided excellent stopping power and allowed the driver to control the car's speed with ease.
The car was solely branded as an Alpine, as linking Alpine and Renault together (first as Alpine-Renault then Renault-Alpine) seemed to detract from the Alpine brand's sporty image.
It was acclaimed from the motoring press, and approved from the British car show Top Gear. In 1994, the A610 took part in the Le Mans 24h race.
Despite its impressive performance capabilities, the Alpine A610 was not a widely produced car, which has made it a highly sought-after collector's item today.
In conclusion, the Alpine A610 was a high-performance sports car that was well ahead of its time. Its advanced engineering, sleek design, and exceptional handling made it a popular choice among sports car enthusiasts in the 1990s, and its rarity has only enhanced its value and appeal over time.
This car has been repainted in the past from "Bleu electrique nacré vernis" (dark blue) to "Jaune vernis" (yellow). The car was modified by the previous owner after the racing version that raced at Le Mans in 1994. The headlights and side windows of the engine compartment were modified. Apart from the radio, steering wheel and additional alarms, the interior is original.
This rare Alpine A610, the last Alpine from Renault produced until the current A110 model. Only 818 examples were produced worldwide, 67 of which were right-hand drive. Aside from the driving characteristics, this is an excellent investment car that may be of interest to Renault's own brand and manufacturer in the future. From a technical point of view, the car is fully functional and free from defects. Currently, after regular replacement of all operational fillings, tires in 100% condition, brakes in 90% condition. The cooling system was repaired and the coolant replaced. Due to the darkened paintwork, some parts have recently been repainted. At the beginning of the year preventive replacement of spark cables and spark plugs + front axle pins. The chassis is therefore completely free of play and the engine starts cold and hot without hesitation. The condition of this piece is without exaggeration first class. Car for sale due to selling off private collection.
|Engine||2.975 ccm, 250 PS, V6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Yellow (Jaune vernis)|
|Color - interior||Black|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||60.209 km|
|Chassis / VIN||VFA050305|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Jablonec nad Nisou|
3-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2975 cm3, advertised power: 184 kW / 247 hp / 250 PS (DIN), torque: 350 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4415 mm, width: 1762 mm, wheelbase: 2340 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1420 kg; top speed: 265 km/h (165 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 5.4 s, 0-100 km/h 5.7 s (declared by factory)
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia
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