It's a track-focused monster.
The stunning Alpine A110 is a car that will never come to the USA, but we still adore the little French Porsche Boxster fighter. It's unique design and impressive performance are the reasons why we're so excited for Alpine's next trick: the Alpine Alpenglow.
This concept hypercar is set to debut at the 2022 Paris Motor Show, which kicks open its doors next week on Monday, October 17. By the look of things, we could have a French competitor to the likes of the Rimac Nevera on our hands.
The definition of 'Alpenglow' is the "rosy light of the setting or rising sun seen on high mountains," and according to Alpine, represents the moment when the company's revolutionary new ideas come to light.
The Alpenglow represents a revival vision of the future as the brand prepares to retire the internal combustion engine. The Alpenglow is more than just an EV concept; it represents Alpine's racing ambitions. This is a track-only concept, and from the images, it is clear that this thing means business: the wheel arches are massively flared, the cockpit looks like it has been lifted straight from a Le Mans racer, and the headlight setup looks like it's there to warn oncoming traffic, instead of light the way.
The Alpenglow resembles the upcoming McLaren Solus GT in a way and clearly shares some of its DNA with the earlier Alpine A4810, a hydrogen-powered hypercar designed by transportation design students at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin.
This new concept car comes at a time when Alpine is making a serious effort to move away from ICE technology and shift to an all-electric future, which includes a new lineup of SUVs and hot hatches.
Alpine has yet to share any information on the concept car's powertrain and specs, but we expect big EV numbers when more details are revealed on Thursday, October 13.
The Alpenglow will join other Alpine EVs, such as the GT-X Over crossover SUV, a hot version of the Renault 5, and another new sports car being developed in collaboration with Lotus. The Alpine A110 continues to be sold in Europe and certain world markets while we poor Americans sit on the sidelines. We yearn for some French quirkiness.