Top 10 reasons to be excited for Alpine’s return

6) Sportscars? No problem

Renault Alpine A442

By the mid-70s, having won the WRC, Alpine had a new goal – the Le Mans 24 Hours. The new aim coincided with Renault’s takeover of both Alpine and Gordini, and the firms were merged to form Renaultsport, although the Alpine name continued to be used. With this trio of heritages working together, increasingly successful sports cars were produced, starting with a win for the A442 in its very first race at the 1976 Mugello 1000km. By 1978 the Renault Alpine A442B was at peak performance, and won at Le Mans in the hands of Didier Peroni and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud.

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