History of Alpine
In 1955, Jean Rédélé, a young Renault dealer, created the Alpine brand as a tribute to his motor racing victories.
It all started with competitions in the Alps during which this young Dieppois exploited the sporting potential of his car and decided to develop it into a Coach 106 on a Renault 4 CV chassis.
A fibreglass body was then added to the car to launch the Alpine A108 in 1960 with a Dauphine Gordini engine.
In 1962, the A110 version was presented at the Paris Motor Show, whose sportiness only matched its coupé-like silhouette. Its 4-cylinder engine does not alter the lightness of this historic Berlinette.
In 1965, production and marketing of the brand were taken over by Renault. In 1973, Alpine became the first world rally champion and boosted Alpine-Renault sales.
The end of production of the A610 marked a turning point for the brand and for the Dieppe factory, where Renault Sport vehicles will now be assembled. In 2012, the Alpine brand begins a revival through its top-of-the-range and sporty vehicles for the Renault Group. As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Berlinette, an A110-50 prototype was presented at the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, with a sporty look worthy of the Alpine spirit.
In 2016, Alpine announced its comeback and presented a definitive version of the new A110 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show for sale at the end of the year. This car marked a turning point in the brand’s glory years.
In 2021 and as part of the Renaulution, Renault’s F1 team has changed to the blue-white-red colours to become the Alpine F1 Team. The Dieppe-based company, already renowned for its success in rallying, represents a significant competitive advantage thanks to the brand’s high-end reputation within Formula 1. This appointment announces a season of renewal for Alpine and its drivers Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso.
Alpine A110 SportsX
Once again, the A110 is a source of inspiration for the Alpine development teams.
Indeed, this unique “SportsX” model is inspired by the rally versions and more particularly by the A110 which won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1973.
It draws its technical characteristics from an A110 and remains true to Alpine’s DNA: lightness and agility at the service of driving pleasure. Its bodywork is widened by 80 mm and its ground clearance raised by 60 mm.
The Alpine F1 Team’s A521 is decked out in a stunning blue-white-red livery, synonymous with Alpine’s racing heritage. This season, it will be driven by Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso!
This single-seater uses a chassis developed and assembled by Alpine and incorporates a Renault E-TECH 21 powertrain. This PWT, which is faithful to the Renault range, is HYBRID.
With its 1.6 litre V6, the total power of this Formula 1 car is over 950 horsepower.
The Alpine A521 is not finished giving us an eyeful!
Alpine x Felipe Pantone
Alpine has teamed up with Felipe Pantone to celebrate Alpine’s entry into Formula 1 and the upcoming inauguration of the Alpine floor at the Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées.
Felipe Pantone delivers his artistic interpretation of Formula 1 with Alpine.
A single-seater named “Alpine F1 x Felipe Pantone” on a 1/2 scale
Alpine is inviting itself into the world of art with its first collaboration with the artist Felipe Pantone. The artist is offering his interpretation of the Alpine F1, called “Alpine F1 x Felipe Pantone”. This half-scale car has been installed on the first floor of the Atelier Renault, which is entirely dedicated to Alpine.
The work can be viewed at www.alpinecars.com/fr/felipe-pantone/ (include this URL). The exhibition, which will be on display until the end of 2021, will be open to the public at the Atelier Renault as soon as the health situation permits
An artistic interpretation of the Alpine F1
A true car enthusiast and more specifically a sports car enthusiast, Felipe Pantone illustrates his vision of the ideal livery for the first Alpine F1 Team single seater with a ½ scale replica.
The graphic lines of the livery follow the shape of the car painted in Alpine’s colors, with the addition of Felipe Pantone’s signature colors of black and white.
Formula 1 is the pinnacle of engineering. Every year it redefines our idea of what is possible on four wheels. This drive to build the impossible is very inspiring to me. My art is strongly influenced by kinetics and engineering. I work with the latest technologies and materials to find new ways to present visual art
In addition to the car, Felipe Pantone offers his interpretation of the Formula 1 helmet, an iconic object of the sport. The white helmet is displayed in a transparent and colored box, making it unique depending on the point of view adopted and the light projected.
This exhibition will be on display until the end of the year on the first floor of the Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées.
Both in motion, the artist’s world and Alpine’s values blend perfectly. This modern and attractive collaboration positions Alpine halfway between the present and the future.
« We are delighted to partner with Felipe Pantone to celebrate Alpine’s entry into Formula 1 and the upcoming opening of the Alpine space at the Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées. Felipe is an authentic, avant-garde artist and a true sports car enthusiast. His artistic approach is bold, elegant and captivating. It fits perfectly with Alpine’s values for the brand’s first foray into art», Bruce Pillard, Alpine Brand, Launch and Life Cycle Director.
The collaboration between Alpine and Felipe Pantone continues… the brand will unveil the rest very soon!
In the footsteps of the artist
Felipe Pantone is a Spanish-Argentinean artist based in Valencia, Spain. He graduated from the Fine Arts School and has been a graffiti artist since he was 12 years old. A globetrotter at heart, he travels and exhibits his work all over the world. A mix of conventional and abstract graffiti, Pantone’s work is ultra-modern: the graphic design of his works blends with highly evolved geometric forms, putting into perspective the movement and dynamism of the contemporary world. Always drawing, his artistic identity has been structured through his encounters with graffiti artists, dancers and other street artists. Pantone uses bright colours and graphic patterns to focus the viewer’s eye on his work and not on his surroundings.
A space dedicated to Alpine at the Atelier Renault
As soon as the Atelier Renault reopens, a new area dedicated to Alpine will be inaugurated on the first floor. The space is divided into three areas, allowing visitors to discover the brand’s universe: an experiential area dedicated to the Atelier Alpine personalisation programme, the exhibition of the collaboration between Alpine and Felipe Pantone and the new Cocktail Bar called « La Flèche Alpine Lounge ».