Alpine A290 hot hatch takes a run around the Artic Circle

Ivan, 19 February 2024

Alpine took its A290 to the Swedish Lapland to fine-tune the hot hatch in winter conditions. Alpine wants to confirm its direction with the A290's handling and agility and make the EV effective in all weather conditions.

The car is adorned in Alpine's original camouflage, has the classic 'A-Arow' logo on the roof, and Alpine's Blue color scheme. The prototype is 3,990mm long, 1,820mm wide, 1,520mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,530mm.

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Alpine A290

The A290 has an exclusive Alpinesport steering wheel covered in Nappa leather, with a flattened top and bottom, and the three-function selector from Alpine's Formula 1 steering wheel - with OV (Overtake), RCH (Recharge), and Drive modes.

Another exclusive for the A290 are the tires. Michelin provided three special tires for the car, all featuring a special coding system for each Alpine model, in this case, "A29".

The tires are the MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 winter tire, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV for optimized energy efficiency, and the MICHELIN Pilot Sport S5 for the highest performance.

Alpine A290 hot hatch's first run is in the Artic Circle

The Renault 5-inspired Alpine A290 will be officially unveiled in June of this year with a choice of 215hp and 268hp. Both will have a 52kWh battery pack.

Alpine A290 hot hatch's first run is in the Artic Circle



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