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Alpine GTA Turbo Lemans N°53 '93

€ 75.000

Reference ch0336
Make Alpine
Model GTA Turbo Lemans N°53 '93
Type coupe
Construction year 1993
KM 27192 km
Cilinder displacement 2458
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Price € 75.000

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  • Original paint with ceramic protection, in mint condition
  • Number 53 out of the 325 ever built; a true collector's item
  • Equipped with BBS wheels with central fake bolt
  • Fitted with the notorious PRV V6 engine from the collaboration between Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo
  • Truly nothing to fault, very well preserved
  • With Hi-Fi Philips cassette player and CD player; a very expensive option at the time
  • Absolute opportunity in this unrestored concours condition
  • Comes with some manuals and maintenance invoices
  • Has undergone a major engine overhaul – nearly rebuilt engine

 

The Alpine GTA was introduced as the successor to the Alpine A310 in 1984. Alpine have a really unique style, which is their greatest strength, and it is once again emphasized in this futuristic, almost space-age sports car, that has been designed as if it had travelled from the future to the past. It is the first Alpine to be fully built under Renault’s supervision, the goal was clear: to provide French competition to Porsche's 911 and 944, not an easy task.

In an era when Porsche's immense success intimidated, even threatened all car manufacturers, Alpine were the brave to directly challenge it. In 1984, they introduced the GTA, a four-seater coupe with a futuristic look and a sleek design. Its futuristic design made it able to be aerodynamic, and not just a little bit – objectively. It was actually ‘one of the most aerodynamic cars available’. on top of that, it was incredibly fast. Additionally, it was the first Alpine built under the complete control of Renault; previously, Alpine had been merely a subsidiary of Renault that mostly used Renault components.

Under the hood of this time-travelled machine resides the well-known 2.9-litre PRV engine, a V6 that was developed in a collaboration between Renault, Peugeot, and Volvo, which had previously earned its place in other equally futuristic cars like the DMC DeLorean.

The futuristic theme continues inside as well. The center console continues to the back seat and the ‘interactive’ dashboard features gauges and meters that enhance the driving experience even further. The gear stick is uniquely positioned to the left on the center console, the stalwart steering wheel hints at sportiness, and the door panels are pragmatically equipped with ‘Alpine’-branded speakers. Undoubtedly, the racetrack is this car’s hometown, nevertheless, it is very fit to daily traffic.

Over the years, various variants appear, including a turbocharged model with a smaller 2.4-litre engine and a few limited-edition versions. Due to changes in regulations, the car was equipped with a catalytic converter from 1987 onwards. In 1991, production stops and the GTA is succeeded by the A610.

Alpine GTA V6 Turbo

The Alpine GTA V6 Turbo, or 'D501 05' for Europe and 'D50 A' for the United States, was built shortly after the first anniversary of Alpine and their GTA. It featured a smaller 2.4-liter engine but was equipped with a turbocharger that avoided power loss, eventually power was even increased adding this turbo.

The Alpine GTA V6 Turbo is a rare car, not too many people have heard of it, making it special. It is the perfect vintage car for enthusiasts who adore French temperament in a sporty package.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 433 (170 inch)
  • Width (cm): 175 (69 inch)
  • Height (cm): 120 (47 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 234 (92 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1210 (2668 lbs)

Mechanics

  • Engine: 2458 cc turbocharged, catalysed V6 rear-engine
  • Valve gear: 12
  • Fuel system: MPI
  • Gear box: 5-speed manual
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 185 hp (136 kW) at 5500 t/m
  • torque: 288 Nm at 2250 t/m
  • Top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph)

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