Renault has pledged to bring back French automaking brand Alpine, and here's the latest proof -- the Vision Concept, which leans heavily on the legendary A110 coupe for its design.
Expect very compact dimensions and a focus on light weight in the production Alpine.
The Alpine Vision Concept is said to be 80 percent representative of a production model due next year.
The Vision Concept's nod to the storied A110 sports car is obvious.
The Vision Concept is mid-engined, unlike all other Alpines before it, which were rear-engined like the Porsche 911.
The split-light front-end design is this concept's clearest visual link to the A110.
The Vision Concept's rear three-quarter view is very attractive, with a powerful stance.
Those wide fender flares add visual aggression and promise planted handling.
It's no surprise the Alpine Vision Concept is being shown in these hues -- they're a riff on French racing colors.
Back to front, this Vision Concept is unexpectedly handsome and modern.
A unique open-wheel design shows off seriously large brake hardware.
Think parent company Renault doesn't have renewed motorsports ambitions for its Alpine brand?
Simple controls and a large TFT display dominate the driver-focused cockpit.
No manual transmission here, this is a paddle-shift unit.
Good visibility is important in sports cars, if often hard to come by. This concept looks better than most.
Supportive-looking seats and racing harnesses telegraph intent.
Alpine built its legend on mountain corners like this.
There's a bit of Audi in the concept's rear lighting, but that's no bad thing, is it?
The future looks brighter for the Alpine brand than it has in years.