The Renault Alpine Is a Very Rare, VERY WEIRD 80's Car That You Actually Want to Drive

13 aug 2020
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  • The misato car

    GrazGrazPirms 9 dienām
  • The seats look like E.T

    Shilo KominarekShilo KominarekPirms 12 dienām
  • I had the turbo version after owning the turbo R25. The Alpine was plastic in more ways than one and horribly unreliable. It was a good thing that the engine came out relatively easily, for almost every job needed it. The turbo engine at least was a fantastically tight fit. The R25 was a much nicer car.

    Richard HurstRichard HurstPirms 12 dienām
  • "Nordvp...M"

    Jonah GustafsonJonah GustafsonPirms 13 dienām
  • looks like it came from a synth-wave video

    Ross IsaacsRoss IsaacsPirms 17 dienām
  • Marcus Tandy had one, Drivers car

    bob gromitbob gromitPirms 17 dienām
  • Haha he actually used the phrase Quirks and Features... Muah hahahaha

    Simply WonderfulSimply WonderfulPirms 17 dienām
  • bet you cant find a renualt fuego turbo,,nice and rare

    Jamie CooganJamie CooganPirms 20 dienām
    • Alpines are ok, but for a true Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather at Venturi :

  • 17,000 mile drives like, really?

    Rafael FialloRafael FialloPirms 21 dienas
  • The beeping turn signal isn't an 80s thing, I don't recall any other car with that. It's just a weird French car thing.

    gotham61gotham61Pirms 21 dienas
    • Alpines are ok, but for a true Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather at Venturi :

  • I wouldn't want to go too far on 30 year old tyres.

    Dr PanglossDr PanglossPirms 25 dienām
  • Renault Clio is my shit

    Marii OsMarii OsPirms 29 dienām
  • Kinda looks like a 84 daytona. Hopefully it was better than the other 80s renaults like the le car

    Michael HasseMichael HassePirms 29 dienām
    • Alpines are ok, but for a true Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather at Venturi :

  • I was stationed in West Germany in the mid 80s... there was one of these machines in the town of Boeblingen... I feel in love with it.

    Robertlyn SchultzRobertlyn SchultzPirms Mēneša
    • @LEBARON RAOUL Now that was an interesting race... I forgot about the NSX. Seeing all those nice cars actually competing against each other is really cool. Thanks!

      Robertlyn SchultzRobertlyn SchultzPirms 9 dienām
    • @Robertlyn Schultz Sorry. In my first post, i've seen that it was 2 times the same video. Here is the one i wanted to post : (Venturi 400 in action during a race in Japan).

    • @Robertlyn Schultz Today the brand still exists. It was purchased in 2000 by the Monégasque billionaire Pastor, and since, is based in Monaco. They produce only electric cars, mostly for competition. I hope for a real come back in the future, like Alpine, with their new A110 : Venturi speed record in US (Great salt lake) with an electric car. 2014 French Venturi club meeting for the 30th anniversary of the brand, with 90 cars present and some German guests.

    • @LEBARON RAOUL Wow... that is nice!

      Robertlyn SchultzRobertlyn SchultzPirms 9 dienām
    • Alpines are ok, but for a true Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather at Venturi :

  • The GTA does not have the emissions gear that the DeLorean had, but the DeLorean has fuel injection. Emissions reduced DeLorean power from 190hp to 130hp! The wipers are called ‘clap hands’ wipers for obvious reasons.

    a310mana310manPirms Mēneša
  • This is like a 'back to the future' car.

    ItsVortsItsVortsPirms Mēneša
  • I can't stand Doug DeMuro. He's way too loud.

    Formatique arschlochFormatique arschlochPirms Mēneša
  • That's the best looking ugly car I've ever seen!!!!🤗

    Skeeter McSwaggerSkeeter McSwaggerPirms Mēneša
    • @HANS DEWRIES Thanks for the link! Well I must say the Alpine is a little more attractive than the Venturi in my opinion.

      Skeeter McSwaggerSkeeter McSwaggerPirms Mēneša
    • Alpines are not that bad, but for a real Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather Venturi :

  • 7:37 The English pronunciation is spoken.

    GeckolorGeckolorPirms Mēneša
  • Reminds me of a 78 Chevy Monza hatchback

    Paul HardmanPaul HardmanPirms Mēneša
    • Alpines are not that bad, but for a real Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather Venturi :

  • The roof, the roof, the roof is not on fire, but it comes down.

    Mike FaassenMike FaassenPirms Mēneša
  • Got mad max headlights....

    Keith CiaccioKeith CiaccioPirms Mēneša
  • In most Europe we don't like french cars (Reliable but Poor) , but this particular model is so cool!!! It's a very pretty croissant. Click-Beep-Click-Beep-Click-Beep

    Toño MToño MPirms Mēneša
  • Howe Mutch you pay for that car ?

    Hassen SassiHassen SassiPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I had no idea the Alpine was pronounced that way.. not gonna lie it sounds inappropriate every time 😬 yikes

    Z NZ NPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Cool car. I want one!

    Mr McflyMr McflyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Alpines are not that bad, but for a real Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather Venturi :

  • God, forgot about the Venturi, what an amazing looking car, still looks good even today. Thanks for the link.

    James AdamsonJames AdamsonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This looks straight out of GTA San Andreas

    cyber redneccyber rednecPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • My sisters son has the twin turbo @%)hp one > love it !

    Paul SPaul SPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I saw one on the autobahn blow one of its head gaskets its was an even older model than this one late 70s I think I was behind it in a cloud of steam at 130mph :/

    Lego Everything is AwesomeLego Everything is AwesomePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • "I wonder why it did not sell well." There's a PRV (Peugeot-Renault-Volvo) in it. That's all you need to know. Being an old Volvo's enthusiast myself, all I can tell you is that you need to avoid the PRV at all cost. This was the worst, most infamous engine to ever be offered in a Volvo.

    Ben GagnonBen GagnonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • This PRV is totally different from the original PRV engine

  • Ehrmahgehrd, now I want it!

    Zahari StoyanovZahari StoyanovPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • The ‘Wedge’ design of the 80s is starting to look good again. I saw a TR7 a few days ago and thought it looked cool and so different to new cars.

    5ebra15ebra1Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I was lucky enough to drive the turbo version of the Renault Alpine on many occasions back in the day… a fantastic car! But, I take issue with your point about the '80s not being a great decade for cars!!! BMW E30 M3, Lancia Delta integrale, Ford Sierra Cosworth, Audi quattro, Lotus Esprit, Ferrari 288GTO, Porsche 959… shall I go on?

    Ryan BaptisteRyan BaptistePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • The bath tub sensor is an oil level indicator that if it’s anything like any of the renaults I’ve owned comes on when the ignition is switched on and then goes out when the engine is a started - a useful feature except, on all of mine it didn’t work properly and only read half full!

    Gem SpottingGem SpottingPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • *HEATBLANKET* Take care with that, don't tear it or anything. It might be made of asbestos.

    AudieHollandAudieHollandPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • On a tv-show about classic cars and their modern counterparts, they showed a 1960s Alpine and compared it with an 1980s one. The 1960s looked a bit like a lower, sleeker Porsche. The real surprise was when they compared maneuverability, don't know the real name of the test but it looks like slalom around traffic cones, you know zigzagging your car as fast as possible. The 1980s Alpine did fine. The 1960s Alpine did even better!

    AudieHollandAudieHollandPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • That roofliner ...

    Chris333Chris333Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • AARRGGHH. That's not how to pronounce Renault, or Alpine.

    DavidDavidPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Them tyres are so strange, the whole car is strange

    Paulie BlogPaulie BlogPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Alpines are not that bad, but for a real Ferrari competitor French brand, look rather Venturi :

  • that radio looks like eagle premier

    lara abramslara abramsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • "Alpeen"?

    Dwight FrostDwight FrostPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Worked on some of these in the 90's, as I recall there was a fault with the headlamps, I changed a lot of them, even if not faulty, they usually needed loads of bugs vacumimg out of them, and the silver reflection materiel used to flake off and lie in the bottom of the light lens

    CraigCraigPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Now drive a lancia stratos. Old or new. The new stratos is actually a kit car that has a ferarri as a donor car

    Aaron BalchandAaron BalchandPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • What s your opiniin on cadillacs from the 90's? Verses crown Vic and grand Marquis. Which would you purchase. As a daily driver?

    cano canocano canoPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You had the GTA, GTA Turbo, A610 and a few limited edition models in between. Personal favourite is the Le Mans. All of them awesome. The French knew how to built cars that were different.

    TheBlaggertTheBlaggertPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • ET looking seats

    Albert BarrantesAlbert BarrantesPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Those seats look like E.T.

    WontrickponyWontrickponyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Fox body mustang had a baby with Nissan pulsar/crx.

    Casual MMA FanCasual MMA FanPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This was a restyled alpine A310 from the '70's, same crap engine as the delorean, build quality was dreadful and handling is kinda unique

    Robert WilsonRobert WilsonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I work at renault and I thing it's funny that the modern radio control behind the steering wheel looks nearly the same

    Hdhdjsj FjhdhdHdhdjsj FjhdhdPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Alpeen or Alpine?

    Brad AveryBrad AveryPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Alpeen

      AttackTheGasStation1AttackTheGasStation1Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • White wall wheels? That's a first...and a last..

    Logic N. ReasoningLogic N. ReasoningPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Had a couple of Renault’s back in the day, a 1979 LeCar, great runner and fun to toss into a corner. Then a 1984 Fuego, great car to drive, terrible car to own, it leaked every fluid you put in it. Traded it two years later for a 1986 Corolla SR5 and never looked back. Great review by the way.

    James AdamsonJames AdamsonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • The inside reminds me of my Pontiac Fiero I had then & the outside sideways reminds me of a Mustang of sorts.. I loved the Doug jokes though best..

    FX WorldFX WorldPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • The Mille Miglia was NOT a Rallye! It was a race on closed public roads.

    RallyeRacin9RallyeRacin9Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • As a kid I thought that the Alpine A310 and this later iteration were very good looking and futuristic cars.

    trefodtrefodPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Without A/C it's a loser in Az.

    Jack DaleJack DalePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • "Alpeeen" haha

    Sean DonoghueSean DonoghuePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • What in the world is this fantastic beast of a mid 80's creation. I cant stop staring...I cant stop wondering how I missed this when I was 16 years old?

    Quinn JonesQuinn JonesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • If you like creme and calvados in sauce on your food, if you like fried limande and frites, you'll like the trip to Normandie.

    Stephen Chu, DDSStephen Chu, DDSPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Every 45-50,000 miles you had to Change master and slave clutch cylinders, the slipring and bearing in the alternateur, and both rear wheelhub rollers, or else. Twas inexpensive. I spoke French because I was a chemist, and the Alpine warehouse worker spoke English. By 177,000 miles 5th synchro was shot and transaxle seals leaked. Relays lasted the life of the car unlike a Boxster's top's relay...

    Stephen Chu, DDSStephen Chu, DDSPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I had one, the A310 pack GT. The '86 weighed 2513 lb not 2700 in atmospheric. My '84 A310GT weighed 1025 kg. After 180,000 miles it caught fire and burned from a gas leak. Alpine used a 10,1:1 compression ratio and a Solex 34tbia with a Solex 35ceei added in by vacuum. This was in the Peugeot 604 SL at 8,8:1 compression ratio, of which I have 2.

    Stephen Chu, DDSStephen Chu, DDSPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The carpet in the end tho

    Sal SheikhSal SheikhPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Pretty sleek cars and even today it’s still nice 👍 Condition looks really great& European design still sets the benchmark ✅

    Frank IrvineFrank IrvinePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I beg you and will pay you to stop saying alpeen! 💰

    Texas TouristTexas TouristPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • i pay good money for no ads on youtube they've found a way around that so i now still pay but still get ads. Man, with this 5 minute commercial for Nord or whatever

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Watching Hoovie continually close the doors from the outside by pushing the glass makes me cringe everytime 😬😬😬

    Bry BogliBry BogliPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The French don't copy nobody and nobody copies the French, outstanding unique cars!

    Eli LevineEli LevinePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • For some reason Renault gets an undeserved bad reputation. If you are buying a Renault I would only consider the Clio, Megane, and Scenic though.

    Blizz AccountBlizz AccountPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SonnyGTASonnyGTAPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Friend of mine had several of these the Renault GTA from new loved them superb to drive, we had Audi 200 turbo and Quattro at the time I tried to get a BMW Z1 but no chance, nice to see it. hoovie needs to track down either a big TVR or a Reliant Scimitar, or a Facel Vega if you want a real French car

    keith winterburnkeith winterburnPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • You should try the Renault R4 The most weird and reliable car

    A AA APirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • To be fair to Delorean, the PRV engine was neutered with emissions equipment to meet US emissions specs. The 1981 Corvette had a 5.7L V8 with only 190hp, so you can't beat up Delorean too much on that one. If you take off the restrictive cats and adjust the fuel injection to Euro-spec, the Delorean will make the same 170+ hp this does.

    Isaac FortnerIsaac FortnerPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • It's not Alpeeen it's pronounced Al-pine 😂

    JJPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Still waiting for an Alpine Renault

    Deez NootsDeez NootsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • What's an alpeen?

    Keith OgdenKeith OgdenPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I guess the quirkiness of French cars is something that's incredulous to Americans because they never really got a wide range of French cars.

    ReddsoldierReddsoldierPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Weird carbs prob help give in that awesome sound !??

    cal ainsworthcal ainsworthPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • fun fact, Renault still uses that position for volume controls 12:34

    SeljDSeljDPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I wish you Americans could drive/own a lot of those french cars. You will see how terrible they've been engineered. Interior design isn't just the only quirky thing. maintaining A FRENCH CAR IS FREAKING AWFUL AND A PAIN IN THE BUTT.

    XerxesXerxesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • This car should be in Cyberpunk 2077

    Posiden226Posiden226Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Is it me or does the seat and headrest look like ET?

    John WinninghamJohn WinninghamPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Kind of looks like the spawn of a Fox body and a Mitsubishi Starion.

    John WinninghamJohn WinninghamPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • It is pronounced like this Al-pine, pine is pronounced like the wood of the same name.

    Robert walleyRobert walleyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Looks like a 5.0 mustang, a 240 sx, and a honda crx had a baby...

    Henry DillardHenry DillardPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • French jalpa

    Nathan FindleyNathan FindleyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I think I drew this car when I was 8.

    Ed MuellerEd MuellerPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • From the side it looks like a Datsun from the front it's ugly, but very very cool car. Interior reminds me of my 1989 Pontiac 6000 STE AWD, that is a very rare car today and was absolutely loaded with a million buttons in the dash.

    Mike GrayMike GrayPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • An Alpine in the USA? How comes? Americans hate Renault cars :)

    RJ FTRJ FTPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Any evangelion fan would take this car immediately.

    FelixFelixPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • There was never a bad Alpine not a single one

    QurttoRcoQurttoRcoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • this car reminds me of a Chrysler Conquest TSI.

    Car MeisterCar MeisterPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • On the other hand, if giant alien angels from outer space ever invade, you can def escape them for a bit in this car.

    J RJ RPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I haveee itttt

    gta5 carefree tryhard420xxgta5 carefree tryhard420xxPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • So you have to pop the hood open every time you fill up?

    Alex MAlex MPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Mid80 till mid90 were most durable best build cars ever. Maybe not usa but europe and japan did it best... This is why you still can find many of them at the road not at junk yard.

    Adam TAdam TPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 80's Subaru's had full size spare mounted on transaxel. No blanket either making tire changes very fun.

    James MancusoJames MancusoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Love the Alpine!! Butt ugly (rear looks bad) as heck but still interesting to look at.

    James MancusoJames MancusoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Rarely does Tyler go nearly full jeff goldblum.....but today....

    doglegdoglegPirms 3 Mēnešiem