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Historic date Saturday, July 31, 1971

1971, The France Police is proud to present their new Fast Highway Police Cars.

The Police chief is presenting 2 brandnew  Renault Alpines A110, a  Citroen Maserati  and Citroen DS as highway patrol cars. Wonderful cars were chasing at 200 km/h at the highway at the time.

The early '70's, a time of great machines.


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Historic date Sunday, July 31, 1988

1988 Original Promotional Video,

Renault Alpine GTA & Turbo on mountain road.

And with this text Renault Alpine promoted it's V6 GT Turbo in 1988 : "A grand touring car, but style not only to be outstandingly unique, but also to be breathtaking... and more than beautiful. The eye-catcher... at any speed"

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The 1984 Renault Alpine V6

Historic date Monday, December 31, 1984

The Renault Alpine GTA and the succeeding A610 was a sports coupe automobile produced by the Renault-owned French manufacturer Alpine between late 1984 and 1995. The car underwent a substantive facelift in 1991, which is also when the name was changed to A610.

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 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 naturally aspirated version achieved a world record 0.28 drag coefficient in its class.[citation needed] The GTA name, used to denote the entire range of this generation, stands for "Grand Tourisme Alpine" but in most markets the car was marketed as the Renault Alpine V6 GT or as the Renault Alpine V6 Turbo. In Great Britain it was sold simply as the Renault GTA, as Sunbeam (and then Chrysler/Talbot) had been using the "Alpine" badge since the 1950s.

Rather than being cast in a single piece as for the preceding A310, the new Alpine's body was cast in a large number of small separate panels. This required a major overhaul of the Alpine plant, leaving only the sandblasting machinery intact. The car was also considerably more efficient to manufacture, with the time necessary to build a finished car dropping from 130 to 77 hours - still a long time, but acceptable for a small-scale specialty car. The PRV engine in the naturally aspirated model was identical to the version used in the Renault 25, a 2849 cc unit producing 160 hp (119 kW). Also available was the smaller (2.5 litres) turbocharged model. The central backbone chassis (with outriggers for side impact protection) was built by Heuliez and then transferred to Dieppe - aside from the body, most of the car was subcontracted to various suppliers. At the time of introduction, daily production was ten cars. This soon dropped considerably, as the somewhat less than prestigious Renault had a hard time in the sports car marketplace. The average production for the six full years of production was just above 1000 per annum, or just above three per day.

The first model introduced was the naturally aspirated V6 GT, which entered production in November 1984, although press photos had been released in September 1984. The car was first shown at the 1985 Amsterdam Rai, immediately after which it also went on sale.

In July 1985 the Europa Cup model appeared; this limited edition model was intended for a single-make racing championship and 69 cars were built (54 in 1985 and 15 more in 1987). In September 1985 the turbo model followed, which increased the power of the PRV unit to 200 PS (147 kW). At the 1986 Birmingham Show the right-hand-drive version was presented and UK sales, as the Renault GTA, commenced.

In early 1987 a catalyzed version appeared, with fifteen less horsepower. This meant that the Turbo could finally be sold in Switzerland, and later in other European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands when they adopted stricter legislation. The catalyzed model had lower gearing in fourth and fifth gears, in order to somewhat mask its power deficit. In 1988 anti-lock brakes became available. For the 1989 model year the Mille Miles version appeared. With the non-catalyzed engine, this model heralded a re-focus on the Alpine name. The Renault logo was gone from the car, with an alpine logo up front and a large "Alpine" print appearing between the taillights. The Mille Miles, a limited edition of 100 cars, also featured a special dark red metallic paintjob, polished aluminium wheels, and a large slver gray triangular stripe with the Alpine "A" across the left side of the front.

In February 1990 the limited edition Le Mans arrived, this car had a more aggressive body kit with polyester wheel arch extensions and a one piece front with smaller headlights. Wheels were 3 piece BBS style produced by ACT, 8x16" front & 10x17" rear. Many of these changes were adopted for the succeeeding A610. The regular V6 GT and V6 Turbo ended production during 1990, while the Le Mans version continued to be produced until February 1991. 325 of these were built in total. Also in 1990, Renault was forced to install the less powerful catalyzed engine in cars destined for the home market, leading to grumbling amongst Alpine enthusiasts about the loss of power (down to 185 PS or 136 kW) while the 25 Turbo saloon actually gained power when it became catalyzed. In response Danielson SA, a famous French tuner, created an upgraded version of the Le Mans with 210 PS (154 kW).

Renault had planned a federalized version of the Alpine V6 Turbo all along, but development proceeded slowly. The US model had an emissions cleaned engine with 180 PS (132 kW), bigger bumpers, and flip-up headlamps . Various crash safety improvements were also carried out. In 1987, however, Renault withdrew from the US market. By then 21 pre-series cars had been finished. 12 of these were sold by Alpine directly to specially selected customers at home.

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The 1961 Renault Alpine A110

Historic date Sunday, January 1, 1961

The Alpine A110, also known as the "Berlinette", was a sports car produced by the French manufacturer Alpine from 1961 to 1977. The Alpine A110 was introduced as an evolution of the A108. The A110 was powered by various Renault engines.

Like other road-going Alpines, the 1961 A110 used many Renault parts – including engines. But while the preceding A108 was designed around Dauphine components, the A110 was updated to use R8 parts. Unlike the A108, which was available first as a cabriolet and only later as a coupé, the A110 was delivered first with "Berlinetta" bodywork and then as a cabriolet. The main visible difference with the A108 coupé was a restyling of the rear body to fit the larger engine, which gave the car a more aggressive look. Like the A108, the A110 featured a steel backbone chassis with fiberglass body. The A110 was originally available with 1.1 L R8 Major or R8 Gordini engines. The Gordini engine delivered 95 hp (71 kW) SAE at 6,500 rpm.

The A110 achieved most of its fame in the early 1970s as a victorious rally car. After winning several rallies in France in the late 1960s with iron-cast R8 Gordini engines the car was fitted with the aluminium-block Renault 16 TS engine. With two dual-chamber Weber 45 carburetors, the TS engine delivered 125 hp (93 kW) DIN at 6,000 rpm. This allowed the production 1600S to reach a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). The longer wheelbase 2+2 Alpine GT4, originally considered a version of the A108, was updated with A110 engines and mechanicals, now being marketed as the "A110 GT4".

The car reached international fame during the 1970–1972 seasons when it participated in the newly created International Championship for Manufacturers, winning several events around Europe and being considered one of the strongest rally cars of its time. Notable performances from the car included victory in the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally with Swedish driver Ove Andersson.

With the buy-out of Alpine by Renault complete, the International Championship was replaced by the World Rally Championship for 1973, at which time Renault elected to compete with the A110. With a team featuring Bernard Darniche, Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Jean-Luc Thérier as permanent drivers and "guest stars" like Jean-Claude Andruet (who won the 1973 Monte Carlo Rally) the A110 won most races where the works team was entered, making Alpine the first World Rally Champion. Later competition-spec A110s received engines of up to 1.8 litres.

As well as being built at Alpine's Dieppe factory, A110 models were constructed by various other vehicle manufacturers around the world. The Alpine A110 was produced in Mexico under the name "Dinalpin", from 1965 to 1974, by Diesel Nacional (DINA), which also produced Renault vehicles. The Alpine A110 was also produced in Bulgaria under the name "Bulgaralpine", from 1967 to 1969, by a cooperative formed between SPC Metalhim and ETO Bulet, whose collaboration also resulted in the production of the Bulgarrenault.

In 1974 the mid-engined Lancia Stratos, the first car designed from scratch for rally racing, was operational and homologated. At the same time, it was obvious that the tail-engined A110 had begun reaching the end of its development. The adoption of fuel injection brought no performance increase. On some cars, a DOHC 16-valve head was fitted to the engine, but it proved unreliable. Chassis modification, like the use of an A310 double wishbone rear suspension, homologated with the A110 1600SC, also failed to increase performance. On the international stage, the Stratos proved to be the "ultimate weapon", making the A110, as well as many other rally cars, soon obsolete. The A110 is still seen in events such as Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.

In 2012, to mark the 50th anniversary of the A110, Renault prodded a concept car called the A110-50.

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Historic date Monday, July 30, 1984

Tribute to the Group B Audi Sport quattro. Which debuted at the 1984 Tour de Corse and made its last appearance at the 1985 New Zealand Rally.

Enjoy the Fantastic Sound.

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Historic date Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ALL LISTED : 10+2 DIFFERENT LIMITED EDITION SERIES

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE MARTINI 5 :

• 400 pcs Produced, 1992. Only in White color

• Based on Evo I, to celebrate 5th World rally Championship

• Martini striping, Black hood vents, White 15” wheels,

• Black Alcantara seats

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE CLUB ITALIA :

• Only 16 pcs Produced, 1992. Only in Dark Blue

• Based on Evo I

• Club Italia logo on wing, at the back and on the hood

• Red leather seats, yellow/blue valve covers

• Silver 15” wheels

• Interior with personalized owners name on numbered plaque

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE VERDE YORK :

• 200 pcs Produced, 1992, Dark Green Color

• Based on Evo I

• Silver 15” wheels

• Full option, with Cream leather/green stitched interior

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE MARTINI 6 :

• 310 pcs Produced, 1993, White color

• Based on Evo I, to celebrate 6th World Rally Championship

• Martini striping, White 16” wheels, 230 hp

• Bleu Alcantara seats, blue Leather steering wheel

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE GIALLA :

• 220 pcs Produced, 1994. Yellow color

• Based on Evo II

• Silver 16” wheels,

• Black Leather seats, Yellow Stitching

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE PEARL WHITE :

• 365 pcs Produced, 1994. Pearl White color

• Based on Evo II

• Silver 16” wheels,

• Blue Leather interior

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE BLUE LAGOS :

• 215 pcs Produced, 1994. Blue Mettalic Color

• Based on Evo II

• Silver 16” wheels

• Cream Leather interior

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE CLUB HF :

• Only 44 pcs Produced, 1995. Lord blue color with Yellow/Blue striping

• Based on Evo II, built for Club Hi-Fi members

• Silver 16” wheels,

• Brown Leather interior

• Plaque with owners name

LANCIE DELTA INTEGRALE FINAL EDITION :

• 250 pcs Produced, 1995. Candy Red color with Yellow/Blue striping

• Based on Evo II, only for Japanese Market

• Gunmetal 16” wheels,

• Full optional, carbon Fiber accents

• Silver gauges and “Start” Button

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE DEALER’S COLLECTION :

• 180 pcs Produced, 1995. Candy Red color

• 16” silver wheels

• Full optional

• Cream interior

Next Limited Edition Models have become also quite popular. These Models aren’t originaly factory built, but are modified by companies in Japan for Japanese market.

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE CORSA :

• 20 pcs Produced, built by www.quick-t.co.jp

• Based on GIALLA edition.

• 16” silver wheels,

• Suspension lowered, spoiler high mount modification

• Quickshift gearbox, sport exhaust

LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE ASTRA :

• Only 9 pcs produced, 1993, built by www.autosport-iwase.co.jp

• Based on Evo I

• Built for private racing teams, Balanced engine, aftermarket Turbo, intercooler, Injection, computer, …

• 275 hp, racing gearbox, Group A suspension


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