Renault Alpine A610
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2+2, 2-door coupe|
|Engine||2975 cc PRV turbo V6|
The Alpine A610 was a coupe automobile produced by the Renault-owned French manufacturer Alpine. It was launched in 1991. Due to a limited budget at the beginning of the project, its appearance does not differ much from the GTA, and it looks quite similar to the USA GTA with its pop-up headlights (this was believed to be because the Alpine, when viewed head-on, strongly resembled mid-80s versions of the Ford Sierra; but the actual reason for that and for the batteries to be in the front was to better balance the weight between the front and the back). Nonetheless it is a completely different car, sharing only the windows with the GTA. The basic concepts of all Alpine cars are there (e.g. the rear engine, and the steel backbone chassis that all Alpines since the A110 have had). The car was solely branded as an Alpine, as linking Alpine and Renault together (first as Alpine-Renault then Renault-Alpine) seemed to detract from the Alpine brand's sporty image. The PRV engine remained, but it was enlarged to 3 litres, which enabled it to produce 250 hp (186 kW).
The A610 Albertville 92 was presented in 1991 for the Olympic Games. 2 samples, and other Renault cars, were used to drive VIPs, before being sold as occasion. They had a specific color (Gardenia White) and interior, but used the same engine and had the same technical specifications.
The A610 Magny-Cours was created for the Williams-Renault Formula One victory in the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours in July 1991. 31 cars were built, with specific color and interior.
The A610 did not result in an improvement in sales over the commercially disappointing GTA and the car was discontinued in 1995, despite acclaim from the motoring press, and approval from the British car show Top Gear. The A610 was to be the last car so far to carry the Alpine name; after production of the A610 ended, the Alpine factory in Dieppe produced the Renault Spider.
|Model||A610 - D 503 05||A610 280 ch - D 503 A|
|Engine||V6 PRV||V6 PRV|
|Cylinders||6 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Valves||12 valves||12 valves|
|Engine size||2 975 cc||2 963 cc|
|Compression ratio||7,6 : 1||7,6 : 1|
|Max power||250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 5 750 rpm||280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) at ~6 000 rpm|
|Max torque||35.7 kg·m (350 N·m; 258 lb·ft) at 2 900 rpm||42.0 kg·m (412 N·m; 304 lb·ft) at 3 000 rpm|
|Catalytic converter||Yes - 3 ways||Yes - 3 ways|
|Fuel type||RON 95 or 98 unleaded||RON 95 or 98 unleaded|
|Carburetor||electronic injection||electronic injection|
|Air supply||Garrett T3 Turbocharger 0.76 bar (11.0 psi)||Garrett T3 Turbocharger 0.90 bar (13.1 psi)|
|Kilometer start-stop||25 to 26 s||-|
|0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)||5,92 s to 7,01 s||5,5 s|
|Max speed||265 km/h (165 mph)||290 km/h (180 mph)|
|Consumption 90 km/h 120 km/h Town||
7,30 l/100 km 9,20 l/100 km 14,70 l/100 km
- l/100 km - l/100 km - l/100 km
|Fuel tank||80 L (17.6 imp gal; 21.1 US gal)||80 L (17.6 imp gal; 21.1 US gal)|
|Aerodynamic Drag coefficient||: 0,30 - SCx : 0,54||Cx : 0,30 - SCx : 0,54|