The owner of this Alpine purchased it used and after surveying the condition it was in due to a previous owner’s “improvements,” he decided there was little choice but to do it right, which basically meant removing all of those earlier “upgrades,” taking the car down to bare metal and starting fresh.
Absolutely everything has been redone.Instead of going the Tiger route and dropping in a small block Ford, he slipped in a very well built 1.85 liter Nissan 4 cylinder blowing through a Garrett GT2560R turbocharger and fully custom exhaust system. His last dyno run says ~250HP/250Lb-Ft of torque.
A Nissan 5 speed runs power to the Ford 8 inch rear with limited slip and 4.11 gears. Wilwood Brakes, Minilite wheels and a whole lot more.
The work has been done, so all the new owner has to do is get in and drive. These Alpine roadsters look good and this will easily keep up with any Tiger it encounters.