Renault Alpine Returns to Le Mans Classic Mountain

Renault is reviving the classic Alpine with the ‘Berlinette of the 21st century’, set for production in 2016.

In celebration of this revival and a nod to Alpine’s past triumphs, Renault will be showcasing a number of Alpines in the upcoming Le Mans Classic driven by some of motorsports greatest.

Alpine’s maiden appearance at Le Mans dates back to 1963 when three Alpine M63s lined up for the start. That marked the beginning of an association with the race, which covered three periods.  To celebrate these iconic moments in history three factory Alpines will take to the track driven by some of motorsport’s greatest drivers  

  • Alpine M65: Piotr Frankowski (Poland) / Richard Meaden (Great Britain),
  • Alpine-Renault A110 1300S: Jean-Pierre Prévost (France) / Christian Chambord (France)
  • Renault-Alpine A443: Jean Ragnotti (France) / Alain Serpaggi (France).

The biennial Le Mans Classic attracts entries from several thousand participants who all share a common passion for cars. First organised in 2002, it provides spectators with an extraordinary look back at Le Mans 24 Hours races of the past through the presence of 450 cars split into distinct fields covering different periods from 1923 to 1979.

Watch Jean Ragnotti behind the wheel of the Alpine A443