Renault-owned Alpine has released a pretty useless teaser for its long-awaited sports car set to debut in production form next month.

Renault-owned Alpine has released a pretty useless teaser for its long-awaited sports car set to debut in production form next month.

The latest teaser shows the Alps and basically serves as a reminder the revived Alpine brand will introduce a production car on February 16. We are not entirely certain, but the model could be called “A120” to reflect it will be a spiritual successor of the legendary A110. The reveal of the car will actually come pretty early taking into account it’s not supposed to go on sale until 2017. Alpine boss Bernard Ollivier said the company isn’t in a hurry to launch the car as it has to be “absolutely perfect” before it arrives in dealerships.

While the teaser doesn’t show the car, last year’s Celebration concept likely represents a pretty good preview of the production vehicle which will probably adopt a retro-flavored design.

Renault has managed to keep the engine’s identity a secret, but we’ve been hearing it will be powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter derived from the 1.6-liter unit installed in the Clio RS. In its highest state of tune, the motor will allegedly have 300 horsepower and is expected to work with the EDC automatic transmission.

Alpine is concentrating its efforts on making the new sports car very light and it is believed the model will tip the scales at somewhere in the region of only 2,425 pounds (1,100 kilograms). Corroborated with the rumored 300-hp output, the A120 (name not confirmed) should prove to be very fast and worthy of the “Alpine” moniker.

Taking into account it will be revealed online on February 16, expect to see the car in its metal at the Geneva Motor Show early March.

Source: Alpine

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