A110 GT Jean Rédélé Limited Edition - Paying Tribute to 100 Years of Alpine

2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Jean Rédélé’s birth

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Born on May 17, 1922, Jean Rédélé was in his early 30s when founded Alpine back in 1955. Until then, he owned a Renault dealership in France and raced Dieppe-Rouen with a 4 CV. The first car built under the Alpine name was the A106 - a name referring to the power pack of the 4CV of the 1060 series. In 1971, Alpine cars finished first, second, and fourth in the Monte Carlo rally, while in 1973 the A110 1800 finished first, second, third, and fifth at the same rally and won the World Rally Championship with 155 points, beating Porsche, Lancia and Ford.

2022 marks the centenary of its founder’s birth and in order to celebrate the event, Alpine announced the launch of the special edition A110 GT J. Rédélé. The unveiling took place during the Alpine 100-year celebration, where another 1,000 examples of iconic Alpine models past and present gathered together for an epic party.

A Sports Car To Celebrate a Legend

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While this special-edition A110 offers no major exterior or interior updates, it does come with a few unique features. First, it is finished in Montebello Grey - one of Jean Rédélé favorite colors - and is combined with a high-gloss black roof. The model rides on special 18-inch Grand Prix alloy wheels in a diamond-cut and finished in black. Large, silver brake calipers create a very nice contrast.

In the cabin, the seats are covered in black leather with contrasting grey stitching. The cockpit will offer a very elegant combination of Montebello Grey paint scheme and dark styling elements. Each unit comes with a numbered plaque bearing the signature of Jean Rédélé.

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Based on the A110 GT trim level, the special edition is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 251 pound-feet. The A110 GT Jean Rédélé Limited Edition goes from 0 to 60 mph in the same 4.2 seconds and has a top speed limited to 155 mph.

As no surprise, this special edition will be limited to only 100 units - in reference to the 100th anniversary of its founder. It will be available to order via the Alpine app from 1 June. Michelle Rédélé, Alpine founder’s wife was handed the keys to the very first A110 GT J. Rédélé, so there are only 99 units left.

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The special edition was also part of a celebratory parade going from the Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Rédélé, the historical production site of Alpine to the Dieppe seafront. The parade was led by BWT Alpine A552 F1 car, and nearly 1,000 Alpine models of all generations were part of the event.

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