A booming market. While the European market for new cars grew by 6.8% in 2016 with 14.64 million units sold, as much as in 2008, manufacturers want to put the spotlight on high-end cars.
Does this old-fashioned flame come from the fire or will it last? Manufacturers in Geneva are hesitant. At least, they point out, the show’s display of sports cars reflects the recovered health of an industry that in Europe comes out of a long winter.
Mechanical side also Alpine holds all its promises. Structure composed of 96% aluminum, 1080 kg, rear central engine, 4 cylinders 1.8 liters turbo, 252 horsepower, 44% front weight, 56% rear … At 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds! The digital counter behind the steering wheel is graduated up to 300 km / h!
All we needed was for us to leave, camera in hand, to discover the most incredible preparations of the show, but also the most expensive and extravagant. And whether we like it or not, we must admit that these achievements very often rival originality in materials, in design, in luxury … and rarely do in lace mechanical side!