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1991 Renault A610 Turbo [X50]

1991 Renault A610 Turbo [X50] in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 1978-2001 IMDB Ep. 1994

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: FR — Made for: GB

1991 Renault A610 Turbo [X50]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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stronghold EN

2006-10-23 09:38

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G-MANN UK

2006-10-23 12:11

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Isn't this the car that Clarkson quite liked but only sold about 7 in the UK?

Rinspeed FR

2006-10-23 12:22

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it's a Alpine, see the badge

stronghold EN

2006-10-23 12:28

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G-MANN wrote Isn't this the car that Clarkson quite liked but only sold about 7 in the UK?

..He said it was ok ..in this feature...but said the Venturi was better.! (..funny that...as this car was in his Top 100 ...and the venturi wasn't.!)

stronghold EN

2006-10-23 12:29

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Rinspeed wrote it's a Alpine, see the badge

...yes ...but if you check out the other A610 we have on the site ..you'll see the discussion there ...why it's Not Alpine in the UK.! ;)

Rinspeed FR

2006-10-23 12:34

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called renault in uk but with alpine badges, not renault badges, so it's an alpine a610

stronghold EN

2006-10-23 12:45

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Rinspeed wrote called renault in uk but with alpine badges, not renault badges, so it's an alpine a610

..if that is the case ...then the other should be changed.! (..but antp ..said Renault.!)

G-MANN UK

2006-10-23 12:49

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I just can't believe only 7 people out of 57 million would buy a car (that doesn't costs hundreds of thousands of pounds) in one year. Although it does seem like quite an exclusive performance car rather than a coupe you'd see everywhere like a Mercedes CLK or BMW 3-Series Coupe. It seems like everyone wanted to teach Clarkson a lesson for slagging off cars that were all most ordinary people could afford.

-- Last edit: 2006-10-23 12:50:35

G-MANN UK

2006-10-23 12:54

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Shouldn't this really be a Renault since that's the name it was sold under, despite the badges? On this site Ladas in the UK are called Ladas not VAZs.

-- Last edit: 2006-10-23 12:56:13

Alexander DE

2006-10-23 13:21

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On most brochures it is named 'Alpine A 610 Turbo' only, but on this pre-launch Italian press dossier it is 'Renault Alpine A 610 Turbo'.
http://www.minirenault.com/brochures/alpine/bro-alpine-presse.jpg
Perhaps someone can find a UK sales brochure.

Older models, like A 310, are usually labled 'Renault Alpine'.

BTW, it seems that Renault uses a space between 'A' and the number.

G-MANN UK

2006-10-23 13:22

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On the show it was obviously referred to as a Renault A610, one of the thumbnails shows this.

Alexander DE

2006-10-23 13:39

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G-MANN wrote On the show it was obviously referred to as a Renault A610, one of the thumbnails shows this.

TV people are not known for their accuracy! ;)

antp BE

2006-10-23 18:10

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stronghold wrote (..but antp ..said Renault.!)

I said on the other page that in UK the Renault Alpine were just called Renault because the Alpine name was not their property there. But I am not 100% sure of that, it should be checked.

antp BE

2006-10-25 11:55

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Quote Sadly the last Alpine, the A610, rolled off the Dieppe line late in 1994, Renault abandoning the Alpine name. This was always a problem in the UK market. Alpines could not be sold in the UK under their own name because Sunbeam owned the trade mark (because of the mid 50's Sunbeam Alpine Mk I). In the 1970s, for example Dieppe were building modified Renault R5s for the world wide market.The rest of the world knew them as R5 Alpines but in the UK they had to be renamed to R5 Gordini!. Strangely enough with the numerous company takeovers that have occurred, it is another French company, PSA (Peugot/Talbot/Citroen) who now own the 'Alpine' trademark.

http://www.histomobile.com/histomob/internet/3/histo02.htm

A610 SX

2006-10-26 22:36

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There was 818 Alpine A610 made between 1990 and 1994 of which only 67 were right hand drive, I own production No.720 which is an 1994 L reg which is for sale at the moment
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/108563.htm

the A610 Venturi MVS test is also on youtube if you want a look

antp BE

2006-10-26 22:49

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While you are there, is yours registered as Renault or as Alpine? What "make" did they use in UK ?

A610 SX

2006-10-27 14:26

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On the registration document it is a Renault A610

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNeycHyeba0

lastinpurple ES

2007-11-29 15:54

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Which episode?

A610 SX

2007-12-30 18:24

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1992 Episode 2

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