Sunday, May 26, 2013

Alpine A310 V6 - 1980





ALPINE A 310 V6 ....

" Alpine "is a French brand of sports cars and racing was founded in 1955 in Dieppe. Later, the company collaborates with Gordini and Renault and became a specialist in GRP bodywork. In the history of the French automobile, the "brand Alpine "crystallized alone almost all the sportiness made ​​in France. Countless victory brand in the race even forged the legend. At this legendary builder, a model has been a huge part of the reputation of the firm on its own is the famous " Berlinetta ", the culmination of a dream that began in 1955 with the first coaches on the basis of four CV. In 1973, Renault became the majority in society Alpine which Jean Rédélé however, remains the CEO. The brand also won numerous rallies and launches the successor to the Berlinetta, the new model sports a superb GT 2 +2 coupe called A 310 ....


The stunning Alpine A 310 is the latest Alpine decided by Jean Rédélé. To assist the old A110 in the range it's task. Its mission is to gain a new customer who finds berlinetta too spartan and now have a family. Indeed, the A310 has a much higher comfort, and two small rear seats that allow him to take the qualifier 2 +2. Since the decision in 1967 of the A110 there was more in the range of four-seater coupe. Continuing the exact wheelbase of its predecessors, is 2.27 m, she finds herself in direct confrontation with the Porsche 911. The Alpine A310 was born in four-cylinder to its entry into the arena of GT with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine from the Renault 16 TS. But at the time, this is actually a GT with flattering performance obtained in a new level of comfort for a production Dieppoise. In 1977, Renault finally markets that should have been born in 1971, the unusual Alpine A310 V6 . More efficient, a V6 and a reworked line, which today has become a very popular Classic Vintage engine ....


It's the late 60s back as the first sketches of the beautiful and amazing Alpine A310 . These include drawings of Marcel Béligond that were selected. Unlike the round and typed lines of the sixties berlinetta A110 Alpine A310 is characterized by a very aerodynamic design and a rear compact. One of the unique features of this design is the battery of 6 lights that are hidden behind a Plexiglas window that spans the entire front. The taillights are taken from those of the Renault 8 Gordini. With the arrival of the V6 version of retouching style will appear as the headlights, but always under Plexiglas surface was reduced and are reduced to four square lights. Very nice rims Alpine three pins and three slots are a unique design. The rear inherits an aerodynamic spoiler to counter the increase in performance and thus aerodynamic constraints. The interior is also revised and gaining equipment and presentation with electric windows, laminated windscreen, seats "petal", radio again on the dashboard. Overall, all the little subtle and minor changes made ​​on the beautiful new coupe Alpine A310 V6 compared to the 4-cylinder provide a further improved the purity line ....


On the structure of the old A310 4-cylinder, and the house tradition, it is the backbone chassis that engineers will renew their confidence for the coupe Alpine A310 V6 . However, compared to the 4-cylinder version, it is reinforced to accommodate and support the heavier and larger V6. On this backbone chassis are fixed independent suspension consisting of combined coil springs / adjustable telescopic dampers. Anti-roll bars are mounted at the front (23 mm) and rear (26 mm against 24 mm on 4 cylinders). Always four discs fitted as standard to slow our national GT, but now the front discs are larger and ventilated. The steering rack runs the front wheels light alloy 13-inch pavement 185/70 VR 13, while the rear axle based on rims road 205/70 VR 13. In 1980, the car inherits the undercarriages of the Renault 5 Turbo, which will improve road behavior clearly. With the arrival of the V6 engine, everything will change, new hull, new interior, new suspension, and in 1979 a gearbox 5-speed, it is the French GT of the time, the great Alpine A310 V6 ....


Under the back cover of the amazing Alpine A310 V6 found the object of the controversy, the PRV V6 2.7 liter engine. This engine, Type 112/730 was taken from the Renault 30 TS, but compared to the placid sedan Billancourt, V6 whose opening angle is 90 ° is substantially modified, new domed pistons, exhaust specific, camshafts and valves unpublished, new fuel system, valve cover and oil pan specific. The power output is therefore a leap from the 4-cylinder and passes 150 horsepower at 6,000 t / min while torque rises to 20.7 million kg to 3500 t / mn. The performances are also on the rise with a top speed of 226 km / h, the 400 meter shot from a standing start in about 15 seconds per kilometer in about 28 seconds, great benefits for the time. In 1982 the catalog is enriched by a GT option package with flared fenders, spoiler and larger rear spoiler, 15-inch wheels with 225 tires front and rear 285. Upon request, an Alpine Alpine marketed as "A310 V6 Boulogne" with a special preparation made by the Alpine Centre Boulogne V6 2849 cm3, modified camshafts, two triple carburetors and 193 horsepower. 1985 is the last year of marketing Alpine A310 which are replaced by the controversial yet attractive GTA V6 and V6 GT Turbo. In the end, 9,276 copies of the great Alpine A310 V6 were manufactured from 1976 to 1985 ....



Specifications :

    Engine: V6
    Engine: 2.7 L
    Power: 150 horsepower at 6000 rpm / min
    Torque: 20.7 million kg to 3500 t / mn
    Speed: 226 km / h
    Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 14'' 8
    Performance: 1000 m DA 27'' 7


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