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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby simontaylor » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 am

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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby stephendell » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:25 pm

Looks like Alpine will be in the new series of Top Gear lol:

Top Gear stars escape burning £50,000 sports car after it bursts into flames during filming

Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan escaped without injury after a car they were driving in Monaco burst into flames during filming.

Harris was behind the wheel of a new £50,000 Alpine sports car on Monte Carlo's SS17 stage with Jordan in the passenger seat driving up a hill on Monday morning, when its warning lights came on as the engine cut out.

They stopped the car immediately and the presenters made it out safely as flames emerged from underneath the vehicle.

The car burnt through in just four minutes, and Alpine is now investigating the incident.

Neither Harris nor Jordan, who were both wearing fireproof overalls and gloves at the time, were injured or suffered from smoke inhalation.

Harris said: "I first realised I needed to get out when I opened the door and the flames went up my arm.

"Sadly the car was lost and it always makes me sad to see a beautiful car destroyed."

Jordan said: "Doing a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally was a dream come true for me. The car was stunning - so light on its toes.

"It was dancing around the mountain and Chris was driving it beautifully."
He added: "It's such a shame we didn't finish the test, but these things happen."

A spokesman for the BBC Two show said: "There was an incident during filming in Monaco last Monday morning with an Alpine that led to a fire taking hold of the main vehicle - which Alpine is now investigating.

"Thankfully Chris Harris and passenger Eddie Jordan, both exited the stationary vehicle unhurt."

The motoring show, led by Friends star Matt LeBlanc, will return to screens later this year for its 25th series.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:17 pm

shame Simon Gamblen wasn't around with his frying pan of water.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

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Re: The new Alpine topic

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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby mettersl » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:19 am

As they were in crash helmets and wearing fireproof race clothing, was it a standard car?
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby The Saint » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:35 am

If you do a search on the net or even youtube.... There are hundreds of top end so called "super cars" that catch fire. Many older Italian cars are famous for this! but yet they still sell, many are collectable too!!
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby clee » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:15 am

Heritage ...it's in the DNA....as I get reminded quite often by the local wags ...shit does burn :thinking
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Postby eastlmark » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:38 am

mettersl wrote:As they were in crash helmets and wearing fireproof race clothing, was it a standard car?



Stated as "pre production"
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby paulrob100 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:09 pm

Not exactly great publicity when trying to re-launch the Alpine name. I wonder if any orders get cancelled as a result. :thinking
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:46 pm

Pure and Legend seem to be name for the first production versons.

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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Plug550 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:51 pm

In this months Classic Cars mag, Gordon Murray in his column gives a very good write up on the new Alpine. So good in fact, he reveals he’s ordered one! I can think of no better a recommendation.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:13 pm

#SaveTheDate: join us on Twitter on March 6th at 8:30 am GMT to follow the Alpine press conference at Geneva International Motor Show and find out about our new #A110Pure and #A110Légende models. #GimsSwiss

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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:06 pm

Unveiled today at Geneva...


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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:12 pm

... along with Pure and Legend

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Pure gets "limited equipment" only compared to the "bourgeois" premier edition and will tip the scales at under 1100kg with the much predicted 17" wheels (not shown on the show cars by the way) and Sabelt seats.

While for the Legend you get the 18" wheels and options include heated seats for the more "bourgeois" out there.
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