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The Alpine A220 Race Car '68 is a race car produced by Alpine. It first appears in Gran Turismo 7.

The car is CN.1731, which has had its bodywork modified for road rallying in 1969.

In-game description[]

Car Index[]

"A different facet of Alpine: a 3 litre V8 Le Mans car."

While Alpine's image is deeply tied to rally racing due to their immense success with the A110, they have also had a long history of success on the track, with the development of prototype racing cars in the 1960's.

The M63 developed in 1963, the improved M64 of 1964, and the further improved M65 of 1965 each won several races they competed in. The even further developed A210 achieved respectable success in competition, even dominating 1st to 3rd place in the energy efficiency index of the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1967, plus two class victories in the same year.

Aiming to take the overall win in the next Le Mans 24 hour race, Alpine introduced the A220 in 1968. A new 3 litre V8 producing over 295.8 BHP was developed, and combined with a newly designed tubular frame that was roughly 80 kg lighter.

Unfortunately the Alpine team faced various issues during the main race and did not achieve the desired result, but as the last hero car of Alpine before becoming a part of the Renault group, this car commands the respect of long time Alpine fans.

Legend Cars[]

It's hard to believe that a Le Mans prototype also competed in rallies. Well, it really did happen! Let me introduce you to the Alpine A220. It's a successor to the Alpine M Series, which performed well at Le Mans in the 1960's. Featuring a mid-mounted 3L V8 engine designed by Gordini, it unfortunately never made much of a mark at Le Mans. However, it would go on to compete in the world of rallying which was a fairly unique challenge for such a car. This car has a dramatically shortened tail for rallying, making it especially rare.

Acquisition[]

GT7[]

This car can occasionally be purchased from the Legend Car Dealership. As of July 2022 the car is priced at 330,000 Credits.

Trivia[]

  • Unusually for a car introduced in GT7, the car has a "Race Car" suffix on it's name; such suffixes were dropped after GT6, except in certain cases.
  • The car's tachometer lags when driving, which is true to real life. The same happens to the Jaguar XJ13.

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