I only got a really close look at an Alpine 110 Berlinette on the one occasion & despite the fact it had long since seen better days & needed a great deal of TLC, I couldn't help but think what a stunning car it must have been when new. When I look at pictures of one now, I still find much to admire, it truly is (in my opinion) a thing of beauty .
I haven't seen the new one close up at all & have only ever seen photographs. Now I know that designers hands are somewhat tied due to safety considerations etc & maybe it's a car that looks considerably better in the flesh, but I personally think that despite the nod in the direction of the original, it's ended up being quite an ugly car.
I can see Chris NZ is clearly a huge fan & by all accounts the new Alpine is really great to drive, it just leaves me rather cold & that's pretty much the exact opposite of the original.