With performance and heritage as their common values, carmaker Alpine and cycling manufacturer and equipment supplier Lapierre, both French, signed a partnership in July to create exclusive products. The first of this promising collaboration is an Aircode DRS Alpine limited to 110 numbered units worldwide.
By signing the multi-year partnership with Lapierre, announced last July at the 2022 French Formula 1 Grand Prix, Alpine is following in the footsteps of some automakers, such as Peugeot and Škoda, who have always kept bikes in their business portfolio. Surfing on the growing trend of two-wheeled mobility, the Dieppe-based brand steps in this environmentally friendly mode of transport by associating with another French brand with which the brand shares the same values, namely performance and French know-how.
Presented and exhibited on the Alpine stand during the Paris Motor Show, October 17-23, the Alpine Aircode DRS features an exclusive finish with details from the new Alpine A110 R, such as Matte Racing Blue for the frame and Deep Black for the emblems.
Made of three types of unidirectional carbon fiber, T700, 24T and 3K, and equipped with the best components currently on the market to exacerbate the feeling of speed and ultimate performance, this Aircode DRS Alpine is developed and assembled in Lapierre’s Dijon factory.
Like the new Alpine A110 R, which proudly displays its lightweight credentials through full carbon fiber components, the Alpine Aircode DRS shows off those UD SL carbon plies, approximately 300 carbon plies, visible in the fork, down tube and seat tube.
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Limited to 110 numbered units worldwide, the Aircode DRS Alpine will be sold at a price of 9 000 €, very high end. Pre-orders can be placed at selected Lapierre stores, with delivery scheduled for early 2023.
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