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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby simontaylor » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:20 am

I see your point guys, is it a bit like a formula race car car that is a space frame unit with all the track suspension etc and then just a clam over the top to give it some resemblance to a road car. Not really a car any longer.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Tony Smith » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:22 pm

clee wrote:No you're getting someone else to do it .

OK not strictly a Kitcar ....but it ain't a GTA neither once that big lump goes in .I seem to remember having this argument with DG back in the day about that 21 engine conversion ...........
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You lost that argument too then :D .Nothing has been changed body or chassis wise on the car except the engine, some items strengthened, but the rest of the car is less modified than JIL. DVLA says its a GTA, MSA regs say its a GTA, everyone I've spoke to says its a GTA. Half the modified cars in the country that have had engine changes fall into the same category.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby simontaylor » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:54 pm

MSA will call it a "Modified GTA" when the engine block is changed or the interior is removed, so long as you have a ROPS and FHR,
otherwise its not allowed.
And it will still need to meet the noise control levels...... even to do track work.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Tony Smith » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:32 pm

clee wrote:Just because no-one else agrees doesn't make me wrong .
Robbie Williams is the biggest selling yadayada but he's still a talentless obnoxious little twat :D

Something we can agree on, although I did like a few of the Guy Chambers penned songs from his first two albums. :D
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby stephendell » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:33 am

Did anyone watch?

Dear Sir, Dear Madam,

Very soon, you will be able to watch a presentation of the new Alpine A110, live from Studio Alpine in Boulogne Billancourt.
The whole Alpine team are very pleased to share this moment with you.
To join the English session that will start at 11:00am, all we require is for you to click on the link below. No additional step will be required to access the broadcast.

11h00 - English Session:
http://livee.com/chat/alpine/s_432733

See you very soon,
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby The Saint » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:09 am

NOPE !
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby miles thomas » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:19 pm

Have I missed something are we saying the new Alpine is available as a kit with a V8 :crazy
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Custard » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:31 pm

Now we are talking. The classic light wt limited production only comes with engine management to maximise performance and to achieve emission compliance and ABS only option is A/C. :D
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:06 pm

back on topic please guys or start a new thread or even discuss on Tonys existing thread.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Tony Smith » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:47 pm

simontaylor wrote:MSA will call it a "Modified GTA" when the engine block is changed or the interior is removed, so long as you have a ROPS and FHR,
otherwise its not allowed.
And it will still need to meet the noise control levels...... even to do track work.


Sorry for my ignorance but what are ROPS (roll over protection ?) and FHR?
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby stephendell » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:13 pm

Or Frontal Head Restraints in MSA speak.

I don't think the GTA would qualify as modified for MSA. Think it has to go in Sports Libre. I looked this up before for Tony.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:14 pm

stephendell wrote:Or Frontal Head Restraints in MSA speak.

I don't think the GTA would qualify as modified for MSA. Think it has to go in Sports Libre. I looked this up before for Tony.


Common mistake, Sports Libra has a 90 cm max height which excludes most non race or sports cars.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:17 pm

clee wrote:Says who ? I'm not 12 ya know :Butt

Conversation is fluid in real life is it not ?


FFS there is little enough chatter on here as it is without it being shut down by the 'Man'


this is the new Alpine thread after all.... and Tony Smith has his own thread on the subject, perhaps another mod should split and merge it as its hardly promoting fluid conversation on the new Alpine.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby simontaylor » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:22 pm

Tony Smith wrote: what are ROPS (roll over protection ?) and FHR?


Yes, ROPS is Roll Over Protection System, AKA Full Roll-cage.
FHR is Frontal Head Restraint, most common brands are HANS and Simpson devices.
Note how seemingly slow this car was going before it stopped dead.
Looks like driver hit his head on steering wheel........ includes slow motion too.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby jonathan » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:17 pm

i imagine most on here are a little biased towards the new Alpine but it's causing quite a stir on Seloc (lotus) site, mostly pretty favourable bar the steering.
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