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    Icon1 Design The Alpine A610

    The Alpine A610The new coupé Renault unveiled in March 1991 at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland -the Alpine A610- was designed to meet the demanding expectations of a sports coupé clientèle.
    The Alpine A610 stood out for dynamic safety and excellent all-round comfort. Advanced aerodynamic design produced a very pure, streamlined profile. The remodelled interior styling was dominated by smooth, harmonious, well-integrated shapes. And comfort and silence were those of a prestige saloon.
    Standard equipment included power steering, air conditioning, ABS, and radio with steering-wheel controls. One important technical innovation was a microprocessor-controlled central accessories unit managing functions such as power windows, perimetric alarm, wipers, and ceiling light timing.
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    Name: Renault Alpine Turbo A610
    Model year: 1990
    Engine: V6 Turbo - Capacity: 2,975cc - Three-way catalyser - Bore: 93mm - Stroke: 73mm
    Nominal power: 250bhp at 5,750rpm
    Gearbox: Five-speed manual
    Brakes: Ventilated disks with five-sensor ABS
    Coachwork: Coupé 2 + 2, Body in resin and fibreglass bonded to backbone frame
    Dimensions: Length: 4.33m - Width: 1.75m - Height: 1.20m
    Weight: 1,420kg
    Top speed: 265kph

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    Why do they have such lame pictures.... I like this one better





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    Renault went to a lot of trouble building the A610, to change virtually every panel and trim and yet still end up with a car that looked like the Alpine GTA it replaced, but with pop up headlights, and had put on 240Kg. Fortunately Renault also gave it some more power and torque than the GTA Turbo, with capacity up from 2450cc to 2975, and a bigger turbo and other engine parts. Tthe A610 is a more quality product over the GTA from what I have seen.

    There is only one A610 in Australia, but the numbers of GTAs are on the rise, which is good as it gives you someone to commiserate over the reliability of the electrics on these cars. The rest of a GTA seems quite long lived, and a lot of parts are R25, Fuego and R19, making life with these rare cars easier.

    RHD Nos. A610 67
    GTA Turbo 344
    GTA 212
    GTA LeMans 26

    I would expect that a number of these would now have been decommissioned through accident, and sometimes rust in the steel under the fibreglass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore
    The rest of a GTA seems quite long lived, and a lot of parts are R25, Fuego and R19, making life with these rare cars easier.
    I remember lots of R25 interior trim (ie. door handles) - sort of like a 2 door R25 inside hehe :-)
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    Hey Check out this site for good rundowns
    http://www.automobile-sportive.com/guide.php
    Recherche par MARQUE button to choose

    here's the alpine section
    http://www.automobile-sportive.com/g..._marque=ALPINE

    and the A610 page
    http://www.automobile-sportive.com/g...lpine/a610.php


    Hey matt here a interior shot, anything similar???




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    Quote Originally Posted by Covert
    Hey matt here a interior shot, anything similar???
    Other than some switches, not much in the A610. Try the GTA, that definitely shares more.
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    That is a A610 interior and not a GTA, so only the 25 window and central locking buttons stand out.

    To me the A610 with its fussier details like the rear air intakes and pop up lights doesn’t look as nice as the GTA, also it lost the weird clap hands wiper arrangement, a small detail that just adds to a cars character :-)

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    LHD models had normal wipers, all RHD versions had the happy clappers!

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    If Covert insists on posting pics like those I move we take away his attachment rights for a week per offence. It is so cruel
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gentleman
    LHD models had normal wipers, all RHD versions had the happy clappers!

    That's nice to know. It's probably about the only time a RHD version ends up better off than its LHD cousins :-)

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