The new Renault Alpine has finally opened its order books.
The Alfa Romeo 4C and the Porsche 718 Cayman need to watch their backs because Renault is coming for them. If you live in the US, you may not be fully familiar with Renault. The company is mainly known for building small hatchbacks and a few sporty versions of those, but this is its first real sports car in a long time. There is almost no chance that the new Alpine will make it to the US, but the car did just get one step closer to production as pre-orders have just begun. If you live in Europe, you can get one of the early, limited edition Alpine models.
On the Alpine website, Renault has opened pre-orders for the Premier Edition Alpine which will come in a limited numbered production of just 1,955 units. You can order the car in one of three colors, Bleu Alpine (blue), Noir Profound (black), or Blanc Solitaire (white).
There was also a cool promo video that shows three cars under very light camouflage. Renault says that the car will go from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and will sell between €55,000-€60,000 ($58,000-$63,000). It is funny that we refer to the car as the Alpine, because we actually don't know what the official name will be. Even though you can now order one, Renault has not officially unveiled the car. We expect to see the name Alpine A120, which could be the first in a line of new Alpine-branded luxury cars. European deliveries will begin late in 2017, with right-hand-drive markets having to wait until 2018.