A limited edition of the new Alpine mid-engined sports car has been revealed. The Alpine Première Edition is available for reservation now on a smartphone app that can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website, alpinecars.com.
The Première Edition is limited to 1955 cars, a reference to the year when Alpine founder Jean Rédélé originally established the company, which has been reborn by Renault after an absence of more than two decades.
Alpine hasn’t revealed many details of the Alpine Première Edition, beyond saying it will feature “exclusive appointments”, suggesting a higher specification than the standard versions that will follow.
The UK price and technical specification will be revealed in early 2017. Autocar understands the engine will be a 1.8-litre unit derived from the turbocharged 1.6-litre used in the Renault Clio RS and will possess about 250bhp.
Customers paying a €2000 (£1700) deposit using the app will be able to select their preferred number – from 1 to 1955, which will then be etched onto a plate in the cabin.