The Renault Alpine GTA was produced by the Renault-owned French manufacturer Alpine between 1986 and 1991. It was the first car launched by Alpine under Renault ownership (though Alpine had been affiliated with Renault for many years with its earlier models using many Renault parts). It effectively updated the design of its predecessor, the Alpine A310, updating that car’s silhouette with modern design features like body-integrated bumpers and a triangular ‘C’ pillar and with large rear windshield. It used the PRV V6 engine in a rear-engined layout with extensive use of Polyester plastics and fibreglass for the body panels making it considerably lighter and quicker than rivals such as the Porsche 944. It was one of the most aerodynamic cars of its time, the normally-aspirated version achieving a world record 0.28 drag co-efficient. The PRV engine, (The PRV engine is a car petrol V6 engine that was developed jointly by Peugeot, Renault and Volvo Cars), in the normally aspirated model was identical to the version used in the Renault 25, a 2,849cc unit producing 160hp. Also available was the turbocharged model which increased the power of the PRV unit to 200hp.
This original right-hand drive turbo example was delivered new in 1988 and comes to sale from a private collection. In good condition throughout the car has been serviced and maintained regularly. The body panels are straight and all the interior components are in fine working order. Finished in the desirable colour combination of Diablo Red the exterior paint is detailed and shows very little sign of its age as is the interior which shows extremely well. All in all, a fantastically well preserved an honest example of one of Renaults finest models.
|Auction||The Spirit of Motoring, London October 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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