Renault Alpine sports car to hit the streets within three years

Article by Christian A., on September 22, 2010

Renault’s new vice-president of corporate design Laurens van den Acker predicts that an affordable rear-drive sports car from Renault would be on the road within three years, according to an Autocar report.

Van den Acker said that the company would be able to come up with a compact, affordable sports car by taking advantage of its strategic alliances.

He reasoned that any carmaker with a product range as broad as Renault’s should have an affordable sports car.

He said that it won’t make a strong business case but that it will be possible through Renault’s global alliances. Sources at Renault reveal that since 2000, there have been many aborted projects to develop a new ‘Renault Alpine’ sports car.

The latest proposal, which was in 2007, had several design cues similar to the 2006 Nepta concept. It’s likely that the latest Renault sports car will be part of van den Acker’s ‘life cycle’ of concept cars.

He had divulged that one of the six anticipated show cars will be targeted at an imaginary Renault driver “taking time out to play.” A Renault insider shared that a compact, affordable coupé that matches the Alpine A110 ‘Berlinette’ closely is being considered. [via autocar]

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