The car was originally expected to debut at the Paris Motor Show 2016 next September. However, the firm’s boss Bernard Ollvier said at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that the firm will delay its launch to ensure the car is absolutely perfect.
“We will have only one shot; one shot because when we launch this design, we are not launching one car, we have to launch one car and [the]Alpine [brand]. The future of Alpine is based on this car. So we have only objective today – the success of this [first]car. We are taking into account the feelings of the people who are seeing our show car and so that could change to be sure that at the end the car will be good. So I am not able to make a commitment on the [launch]date.
“[But] Sorry, the date cannot be before 17 clearly… And if we need some more [time]to realise the success of the car, we’ll take it. The main point is to be sure our car will be absolutely perfect,” Ollvier said.
The most recent reputes on the vehicle say the Alpine sports car could possibly sport a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine delivering upwards of 300 hp in its range-topping specification.