Renault 5

Alpine

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Renault 5

Alpine

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Here we have an update of the Renault 5. This was a special version (one of many special editions) of the Renault 5, the Alpine.

Alpine was once upon a time a maker of fine French sports cars based on Renault running gear but with rear engines - against all laws of physics and engineering, so when did the French do anything because it was conventional? My experience of working with the Fench would suggest they put the engines in the back because someone told them what a good idea it was to put them in the front.

Renault eventually bought Alpine and Gordini rolling them into one and calling the result 'Renault Sport'. This car was an 'Alpine' in France and 'Gordini' in England.

Now there are no more Alpines. The last was the V6, a spectacularly ugly, big sports car that although horrible to look at was a remarkably good car.

Pictures from Chris Davidson  
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