Alpine and Renault will present their latest models at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, including the new Megane E-Tech Electric which will make its public debut on the legendary hill.
The new electric model will also be on display at the fair’s Electric Avenue, dedicated to electric vehicles, where attendees will be among the first in the UK to take a closer look at Renault’s new all-electric vehicle and find out why thousands of drivers already have been expressed. interest.
The Renault 5 Prototype, also present at Electric Avenue, will be on display in the UK for the first time since its launch last year. The impressive concept is a reinterpretation of the original model that revises the iconic model giving it a new bold and contemporary look and a 100% electric propulsion train. The concept presents the design of the future Renault 5, scheduled for 2024.
The extended wheel arches of the five-door supermini concept are inspired by another Renault 5 that will also be present at the Speed Festival: Renault 5 Turbo Maxi Superproduction. The classic turbocharged central engine that made a name for itself in rallies, will be competed on the mountain by former Renault and French rally driver Alain Serpaggi.
Alpine will also contribute to the madness of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with the world premiere of the Alpine A110 Tour de Corse 75, a limited edition rally icon.
Designed for the rally and inspired by the Alpine A110 that competed in the 1975 Tour de Corse, this impressive limited edition will climb the legendary hill of the place throughout the weekend.
Alpine A110 Tour de Corse 75 will certainly offer a rare and memorable moment for the spectators. The coupe features a 300-horsepower engine, a well-fitted chassis and iconic two-tone black and yellow décor complemented by black-and-white graphics.
In addition to showing off its speed performance on the hill, the Alpine A110 Tour de Corse 75 will be on display at the First Glance Paddock. Visitors will be able to learn more about the latest Alpine novelty and admire every detail of its special features, such as its bright white 18-inch Grand Prix wheels, its Sabelt® Racing bucket seats, and its brake calipers. Brembo® orange and the new system. Alpine multimedia with AndroidAuto ™ and Apple CarPlay ™ connectivity.
The A110 Berlinetta participating in the 1975 Tour de Corse and which inspired the limited edition will also be present at the Vitesse Festival to officially represent the brand.
Created in 1956, the Tour de Corse is one of the most emblematic events in motorsport, especially rallies. In 1967, the competition was integrated into the French Rally Championship and became the inescapable French event of the World Rally Championship in 1973. Two years later, 77 crew members would step on the asphalt hearts but only 22 of them would rally the finish, outstanding test. of the difficulty of the stage. Thus, the 1975 edition was the scene of many twists and turns.
While the Alpine A110 and Lancia Stratos HF fought hard for victory, everything had to be decided in the final stage. The difference fluctuated between 5 and 30 seconds behind the A110 before the final stage. It was in the last timed sector where the cars fought the last battle of this Tour de Corse, achieving the same time. The alpine thus bowed narrowly, thirty-two seconds separating them from the upper step of the podium.