Alpine has announced plans to introduce a production version of the Celebration concept on February 16.

Alpine has announced plans to introduce a production version of the Celebration concept on February 16.

It’s been a long time in the making, but the Alpine revival is finally set to go official and could be called “A120” as a way to reflect it’s the A110's spiritual successor. The attached black & white images emerged onto the web back in the summer of last year and show what is believed to be a near-production concept. The final product will come with bigger mirrors and possibly some other minor changes, but overall it will look a lot like this.

It remains a mystery at this point what will power the A120, but the latest gossip indicates it will come with a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine derived from the 1.6-liter engine inside the Clio RS. In the Alpine A120, the motor is expected to have up to 300 horsepower and will be linked to Renault’s EDC automatic transmission. Rumors suggest the car will tip the scales at just 2,425 lbs (1,100 kg), so it should prove to be very fast.

Although it will be unveiled next month, the car isn’t expected to go on sale right away as Alpine boss, Bernard Ollivier, said several months ago the car is due in 2017. This is because it has to be “absolutely perfect” before hitting the assembly line which is why Alpine won’t rush to come out with an unfinished product.

There’s no word about the price tag, but we do know Alpine wants to compete with models such as the Porsche Cayman and the Alfa Romeo 4C.

Source: Alpine via carscoops.com

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