Renault almost ready with the design work on new Alpine sports car

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 1, 2014

As you may know already, Renault joined its forces with Caterham back in 2012 in order to revive the Alpine sports car but two years later the joint venture was ended. Renault announced in March 2014 that it will pursue Alpine revival despite ending the joint venture with Caterham. Now, Autocar reports that the design work on the new Alpine sports car is almost finished.

What’s more interesting is that Renault plans more sports cars if the new Alpine is well received by the public. “Let’s get the first car right and then I hope I can start doing Alpines for the rest of my life” said Renault’s design boss Laurens van den Acker in an interview.

In addition, van den Acker said that Carlos Ghosn a.k.a. Renault-Nissan boss has seen the new vehicle and he’s happy with the result. There are not too many details available but according to Renaultsport boss Patrice Ratti, the new Alpine will not be too powerful, it will be more about driving pleasure than pure power.

The bad news is that the production version will not look like the Alpine A110-50 concept car showed back in 2012. The concept car was also powered by a 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 engine mounted in a mid-rear position and capable to deliver 400 hp.

The engine was bolted to a semi-automatic six-speed sequential gearbox featuring a twin-plate clutch that can be controlled using the clutch pedal or the paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel.

Topics: renault, alpine, design

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