No, you do not have in front of you the future Alpine of the national gendarmerie as it will be crisscrossing our roads soon. But this illustration created with talent by our journalist Khalil Bouguerra alias Virtual-Car almost 4 years ago, when we “dreamed” of our police in the famous little berlinetta (we also imagined a Bugatti Chiron with rotating lights …).
And here it is now official: the Ministry of the Interior has just placed an order for 26 “Renault” Alpine A110s as it is written, “for the needs of the national gendarmerie”. Ah! You will no longer see the French sportswoman in the same way when she approaches in your rearview mirror!
The rumors were therefore true in recent days, except that it is not 36 vehicles but 26 that have been ordered, A110 Pure as specified in the press release:
Following a call for competition initiated in June 2021, the Ministry of the Interior will acquire rapid intervention vehicles for the National Gendarmerie. The Renault company won the contract with the Alpine A110 Pure model; this contract was notified on October 11, for four years. An order of 26 copies has been placed.
As a reminder, the Alpine A110 offers a power of 252 hp. If it only needs 4.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, it has a top speed of 250 km / h. As for the price, of 58,400 €, it is important, but one can imagine that the emissaries of the ministry will have negotiated for the grouped shooting of 26 specimens at once!
You will understand, these Alpine A110 will not be there to make up the figures but indeed to take over from the Mégane RS and, as specified by the ministry, to “carry out interventions on the motorway, involving high-speed infringing cars, as part of road safety or judicial police missions (drug trafficking, for example).”
As mentioned previously, it is indeed to the Durisotti company that the Dieppe berlinettes will be entrusted to be equipped as they should. In addition to showing the know-how of French companies, these Alpine A110s also contribute to the modernization of the automobile fleet, already engaged with the arrival of the 5008 of the police.
Illustrations : Khalil Bouguerra / Virtual-Car