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Alpine Renault A310 V6 phase2

Alpine Renault  A310 V6 phase2 (1981)

Make Alpine Renault
Model A310 V6 phase2
Type coupe
Construction year 1981
KM 120000
Cilinder displacement 2700
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

Dieppe-based Alpine, once an independent company specialising in faster Renaults, later a Renault subsidiary, established a fine competition history with the Alpine A110 winning the 1973 Monte Carlo Rally and World Rally Championship. The successor was the Alpine A310, initially powered by tuned 17TS/Gordini four-cylinder engine, still rear mounted. The maximum power reaching 127 PS DIN (93.5 kW/125 hp), thanks to the use of 2 twin barrel 45 DCOE Weber carburetors.
In 1976 the A310 was restyled by Robert Opron and fitted with the more powerful and newly-developed 90 degree 2700 cc V6 PRV engine. As used in up-range Renaults, Volvos and Peugeots this lifted the car into the lower echelons of the sports car league, where the Porsche was a dominant player. The basis of the A310 was a hefty tubular steel backbone chassis, clothed in a tough fiberglass shell. Like the ill-fated De Lorean DMC-12, which used the same PRV powertrain, the engine was mounted longitudinally in the rear, driving forward to the wheels through a manual 5 speed gearbox. With 149 bhp (111 kW) on tap, the A310 PRV V6 was Renault's performance flagship capable of 220 km/h (137 mph) and neck straining acceleration. Despite the tail-heavy weight distribution (like Porsche 911), handling was safe and rewarding.  In the later Models of the A310 a "GTPack" which was inspired from the Group4 A310 racing cars would be developed, it gain wheel arches, larger spoilers front and rear, the V6 was bored out to a 2.9 L motor was modified by Alpine, fitted with 3x Weber 42DCNF carburetors that pushed power to 193 hp (144 kW).
Specifications.. body. Length/width/height/wheelbase – cm (in) : 418/164/115/227 (164.6/64.5/45.3/89.4); weight : 980 (2103 kg).
Engine. Rear mounted in-line V6, 2 carbs Solex, 5-speed manual, rear-wheel drive. Maximum power : 150 bhp @ 6000 rpm; torque 208 Nm @ 3500 rpm. Top speed : 220 km/h (137 mph); 0-60 mph in 7,5 sec.

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