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Alpine A 442 B

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1978
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LE

MANS

78

A successor of the Alpine A440 and A441, Alpine A442 entered the Prototypes World Championship in 1975, where it won a number of pole positions. It was known above all for clinching victory at the 24 Heures du Mans on 10 and 11 June, 1978, in its A442B version.

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spirit

THE ROAD

TO VICTORY

In 1973, Alpine decided to return to high-level circuit competitions. The brand launched A440, a blue spitfire that tore up the tracks in 1973. The following year, the model evolved to the A441, equipped with a turbo engine and a yellow and black body (Renault colours). Alpine raced two consecutive years at the 24 Heures du Mans with Renault Alpine A442, then developing Renault Alpine A442 B, specially designed for the flagship race of the world endurance championship. At the checkered flag, a historic victory.

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DRIVERS, START

YOUR ENGINES!

Renault Alpine A 442 B was equipped with a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine inline 90°, 1996 cc achieving 500 hp. With this engine it could approach 360 kph. And despite almost 200 cc less than Renault Alpine A443, it was the more aerodynamic A442 B version that pulled off the 1978 victory.

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original soundtrack

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THIS PLAYLIST

The sounds of Renault Alpine A442 B are reminiscent of the race track, Le Mans and competitive racing.

technical features

500 HP

ENGINE

  • production

    single model

  • Performance and engine

    Turbocharged 6 cylinders inline at 90°

    1996 cc, 500 hp

    around 360 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 4,80 m
    Width 1,84 m
    Height 2 ,35 m
  • architecture

    two-seater barquette group 6

    rear-wheel drive

    tubular chassis

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COMPETITIVE

SPIRIT

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A FITTING END

The very evening of the 1978 Le Mans race and the magnificent victory of Pironi and Jassaud, Bernard Hanon, head of Renault, announced the end of the endurance programme, making way for Formula 1. A new chapter began, and what a chapter!

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