Renault Alpine GTA/A610

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Renault Alpine GTA
Alpine-p1040134.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Renault Alpine
Production 1986-91
Assembly Dieppe, France
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2+2, 2-door coupe
Layout RR layout
Powertrain
Engine 2.7 L then 2.5 L V6 PRV
3.0 L V6 PRV, Turbocharged
Chronology
Predecessor Alpine A310
Successor Alpine A610
Renault Alpine GTA

The Renault Alpine GTA is a coupe automobile produced by the Renault-owned French manufacturer Alpine between 1986 and 1991.

It was the first car launched by Alpine under Renault ownership (though Alpine had been affiliated with Renault for many years, with its earlier models using many Renault parts). It effectively updated the design of its predecessor, the Alpine A310, updating that car's silhouette with modern design features like body-integrated bumpers and a triangular C pillar with large rear windshield. It used the PRV V6 engine in a rear-engined layout, with extensive use of Polyester plastics and fibreglass for the body panels making it considerably lighter and quicker than rivals such as the Porsche 944. It was one of the most aerodynamic cars of its time, the naturally aspirated version achieved a world record 0.28 drag coefficient.[citation needed] The PRV engine in the naturally aspirated model was identical to the version used in the Renault 25, a 2849 cc unit producing 160 hp (119 kW). Also available was the turbocharged model, which increased the power of the PRV unit to 200 hp (150 kW).

Specifications[edit]

Model V6 GT

D 500 05

V6 Turbo

D 501 05

V6 Turbo

USA D 50 A

V6 Turbo Catalyse

suisse D501 05

V6 Turbo Catalyse

D 502 05

V6 Turbo Catalyse

"Le Mans" D 502 05 A

V6 Turbo Catalyse

"Le Mans" Danielson D 502 05 A/altered

Engine V6 PRV V6 PRV V6 PRV V6 PRV V6 PRV V6 PRV V6 PRV
Type Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal
Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Valves 12 valves 12 valves 12 valves 12 valves 12 valves 12 valves 12 valves
Camshaft top top top top top top top
Engine size 2,849 cc 2,458 cc 2,458 cc 2,458 cc 2,458 cc 2,458 cc 2,458 cc
Compression ratio 9,5 : 1 8,6 :1 8 : 1 8 : 1 8 : 1 8 : 1 8 : 1
Max power 118 kW (160 PS; 158 hp) at 5 750 rpm 147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp) at 5 750 rpm 132 kW (179 PS; 177 hp) at 5 900 rpm 136 kW (185 PS; 182 hp) at 5 500 rpm 136 kW (185 PS; 182 hp) at 5 750 rpm 136 kW (185 PS; 182 hp) at 5 750 rpm 154 kW (209 PS; 207 hp) at 5 200 rpm
Max torque 221 N·m (163 lb·ft) at 3 500 rpm 285 N·m (210 lb·ft) at 2 500 rpm 276 N·m (204 lb·ft) at 4 000 rpm 294 N·m (217 lb·ft) at 2 250 rpm 288 N·m (212 lb·ft) at 2 200 rpm 288 N·m (212 lb·ft) at 2 200 rpm 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) at 2 200 rpm
Catalytic converter No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fuel RON 97 RON 97 RON 95 or 98 unleaded RON 95 or 98 unleaded RON 95 or 98 unleaded RON 95 or 98 unleaded RON 95 or 98 unleaded
Carburetor Carburetor SC 34 + DC 35 electronic injection electronic injection electronic injection electronic injection electronic injection electronic injection
Air supply atmospheric Turbocharged 0.65 bar (9.4 psi) Turbocharged 0.65 bar (9.4 psi) Turbocharged 0.70 bar (10.2 psi) Turbocharged 0.70 bar (10.2 psi) Turbocharged 0.70 bar (10.2 psi) Turbocharged 1.0 bar (15 psi)
Kilometer start-stop 28,4 s 26,8 s - - - 27,5 s 26,7 s
0 to 100 km/h / 60 mph 8 s 7 s - - 7 s 6.7 s 5,7 s
Max speed 235 km/h (146 mph) 250 km/h (160 mph) - km/h - km/h 243 km/h (151 mph) 240 km/h (150 mph) 247 km/h (153 mph)
Consumption 90 km/h
120 km/h
Town

7,00 l/100 km
7,90 l/100 km
14,70 l/100 km

6,40 l/100 km
8,10 l/100 km
12,80 l/100 km

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7,10 l/100 km
9,0 l/100 km
13,90 l/100 km

8,30 l/100 km
10,10 l/100 km
13,7 l/100 km

Fuel tank 72 L (15.8 imp gal; 19.0 US gal) 72 L (15.8 imp gal; 19.0 US gal) + 1 L (0.2 imp gal; 0.3 US gal) 57 L (12.5 imp gal; 15.1 US gal) 72 L (15.8 imp gal; 19.0 US gal) + 1 L (0.2 imp gal; 0.3 US gal) 72 L (15.8 imp gal; 19.0 US gal) + 1 L (0.2 imp gal; 0.3 US gal) 72 L (15.8 imp gal; 19.0 US gal) + 1 L (0.2 imp gal; 0.3 US gal) 72 L (15.8 imp gal; 19.0 US gal) + 1 L (0.2 imp gal; 0.3 US gal)
Aerodynamic Cx : 0,28

SCx : 0,48

Cx : 0,30

SCx : 0,51

Cx : 0,30

SCx : 0,51

Cx : 0,30

SCx : 0,51

Cx : 0,30

SCx : 0,51

Cx : 0,30

SCx : 0,59

Cx : 0,30

SCx : 0,59

Alpine A610[edit]

Alpine A610
Alpine A610.jpeg
Overview
Manufacturer Alpine
Production 1991-1995
Assembly Dieppe, France
Body and chassis
Class Sports GT
Body style 2+2, 2-door coupe
Layout RR layout
Powertrain
Engine 2975 cc PRV turbo V6
Chronology
Predecessor Alpine GTA

The Alpine A610 was a coupe automobile produced by the Renault-owned French manufacturer Alpine. It was launched in 1991. Due to a limited budget at the beginning of the project, its appearance does not differ much from the GTA, and it looks quite similar to the USA GTA with its pop-up headlights (this was believed to be because the Alpine, when viewed head-on, strongly resembled mid-80s versions of the Ford Sierra; but the actual reason for that and for the batteries to be in the front was to better balance the weight between the front and the back). Nonetheless it is a completely different car, sharing only the windows with the GTA. The basic concepts of all Alpine cars are there (e.g. the rear engine, and the steel backbone chassis that all Alpines since the A110 have had). The car was solely branded as an Alpine, as linking Alpine and Renault together (first as Alpine-Renault then Renault-Alpine) seemed to detract from the Alpine brand's sporty image. The PRV engine remained, but it was enlarged to 3 litres, which enabled it to produce 250 hp (186 kW).

The A610 Albertville 92 was presented in 1991 for the Olympic Games. 2 samples, and other Renault cars, were used to drive VIPs, before being sold as occasion. They had a specific color (Gardenia White) and interior, but used the same engine and had the same technical specifications.

The A610 Magny-Cours was created for the Williams-Renault Formula One victory in the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours in July 1991. 31 cars were built, with specific color and interior.

The A610 did not result in an improvement in sales over the commercially disappointing GTA and the car was discontinued in 1995, despite acclaim from the motoring press, and approval from the British car show Top Gear. The A610 was to be the last car so far to carry the Alpine name; after production of the A610 ended, the Alpine factory in Dieppe produced the Renault Spider.

Specifications[edit]

Model A610 - D 503 05 A610 280 ch - D 503 A
Engine V6 PRV V6 PRV
Type Longitudinal Longitudinal
Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Valves 12 valves 12 valves
Camshaft top top
Engine size 2 975 cc 2 963 cc
Compression ratio 7,6 : 1 7,6 : 1
Max power 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 5 750 rpm 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) at ~6 000 rpm
Max torque 35.7 kg·m (350 N·m; 258 lb·ft) at 2 900 rpm 42.0 kg·m (412 N·m; 304 lb·ft) at 3 000 rpm
Catalytic converter Yes - 3 ways Yes - 3 ways
Fuel type RON 95 or 98 unleaded RON 95 or 98 unleaded
Carburetor electronic injection electronic injection
Air supply Garrett T3 Turbocharger 0.76 bar (11.0 psi) Garrett T3 Turbocharger 0.90 bar (13.1 psi)
Kilometer start-stop 25 to 26 s -
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 5,92[citation needed] s to 7,01 s[citation needed] 5,5 s[citation needed]
Max speed 265 km/h (165 mph) 290 km/h (180 mph)
Consumption 90 km/h
120 km/h
Town

7,30 l/100 km
9,20 l/100 km
14,70 l/100 km

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Fuel tank 80 L (17.6 imp gal; 21.1 US gal) 80 L (17.6 imp gal; 21.1 US gal)
Aerodynamic Drag coefficient  : 0,30 - SCx : 0,54 Cx : 0,30 - SCx : 0,54

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