The Alpine Vision, as its name implies, was an exciting foretaste of the new A110. Unveiled in Monaco in February 2016, the Vision was a solid hint at how Alpine’s new sports car would look, besides previewing the car’s broad mechanical make-up. As with Alpines past, the powertrain was mounted behind the passengers in a mid-ships position.
Both the Vision and the car that it previewed were conceived with a series of goals designed both to deliver a great drive, and to extend the dynamic character of Alpine into the 21st century. These included:
- The exhilaration and thrill of driving an Alpine
- The agility of a lightweight, elegant design that focuses firmly on the essentials
- The authenticity of a sports car that follows in a long line of illustrious Alpine models
Fundamental to all these characteristics is the car’s low weight, a key element of every road-going Alpine from the past, as well as a compact and potent engine. In the Vision’s case, this combination allowed it to accelerate to 62mph in under 4.5 seconds.
The Vision also embodied the thinking behind the design of the new A110; its silhouette, proportions and visual character entirely contemporary but at the same time presenting sculptural echoes from the marque’s illustrious past. Those echoes can be found in the wraparound rear windscreen, the slender, quad-headlight nose and the curvaceous indentations along the Vision’s flanks, all of these referencing both the A108 and A110.