Renault and Alpine will be present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 with a number of world premieres and UK premieres
Alpine and Renault will showcase a range of new models for the first time this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, including the all-new Megane E-Tech Electric, which will make its public debut on the legendary hill.
The new electric hatchback will also be on display on Electric Avenue, for electric vehicles only, where attendees will be among the first in the UK to get an up-close look at Renault’s latest all-electric car and find out why thousands of drivers are already interested registered.
The Renault 5 Prototype – also on display at Electric Avenue – will be on display in the UK for the first time since its unveiling last year. The standout concept is a new twist on the original, updating the iconic hatchback with a bold, contemporary new look and an advanced all-electric powertrain. The concept previews the future Renault 5, scheduled for 2024.
The flared wheel arches of the five-door supermini concept are inspired by another Renault 5 that will also be at the Festival of Speed: the Renault 5 Turbo Maxi Superproduction. The mid-engine, turbocharged classic that made a name for itself in the Group B rally is driven up the hill by veteran Renault and French rally driver Alain Serpaggi.
Alpine will make this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed even more exciting with the world premiere of the motorsport-focused Alpine A110 Tour de Corse 75 limited edition.
Inspired by the Alpine A110 that took part in the 1975 Tour de Corse, the eye-catching limited edition will tread the venue’s legendary hillside throughout the weekend.
The Alpine A110 Tour de Corse 75 limited edition is sure to be a rare and memorable sight for onlookers. The coupé has a 300 hp engine, a finely tuned chassis and a two-tone black and yellow livery interspersed with striking black and white graphics.
If the Alpine A110 Tour does not show the Corse 75 its racing performance on the hill, it will be on display in the First Glance Paddock. Here visitors can get an up-close look at the latest Alpine and its special features, including 18-inch gloss white Grand Prix wheels, Sabelt® Racing bucket seats, orange Brembo® brake calipers and the new Alpine multimedia system with AndroidAuto™ and Apple Carplay ™ connectivity.
The model that inspired the brand at the Festival of Speed will also officially represent the brand; original A110 Berlinetta that took part in the Tour de Corse in 1975.
Inaugurated in 1956, the Tour de Corse is one of the most emblematic events in motorsport, especially rallying. In 1967 the event became part of the French Rally Championship and in 1973 it became the grand French round of the World Rally Championship. Two years later, 77 crew members crossed the Corsican tarmac, but only 22 finished, a clear indication of the difficulty of the rally, as the 1975 edition was the scene of many surprises.
The Alpine A110 and Lancia Stratos HF fought hard for the win, and it all came down to the final special stage. The A110 was between 5 and 30 seconds behind the last timed sector, but both set identical times in this final battle as the Alpine came within 32 seconds of the top step of the podium.