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Renault Alpine A110-50 to be developed with Caterham

Renault Alpine A110-50 to be developed with Caterham

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wemorgan

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2,080 posts

83 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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http://www.carsuk.net/renault-alpine-a110-50-to-be...

"It seems the impressive Renault Alpine A110-50 is heading for production with Caterham, not Lotus, as development partner.

Renault may be in a better position than Peugeot Citroen thanks to its Nissan partnership, but they’re still not exactly flush with cash and success at the moment, and certainly not fluid enough to take on a halo project on their own.

Which is part of the reason Renault want a partner on-board to help with development and production of the Renault Alpine A110-50 – a new Alpine based on a Megane platform with a DeZir body – and turn it, hopefully, from a track concept to the first Alpine for the road in twenty years.

It had been mooted that Renault were eyeing up Lotus to partner on the Alpine A110-50, but according to a report from Autocar they are instead working with Caterham to bring the A110-50 to life.

There’s certainly and existing tie-in between Renault and Caterham with the former supplying F1 engines for the latter, and there’s logic to the claim that the two are bedfellows in the Alpine project.

Plans are apparently well advanced and expected to be revealed in the next month. If there is going to be a new Alpine road car the UK is probably a strong potential market, but as far as we can work out it couldn’t be called the Alpine in the UK as the Alpine moniker is actually owned by Peugeot Citron.
So, if we get the Alpine A110-50, what will Renault call it?


Read more: http://www.carsuk.net/renault-alpine-a110-50-to-be...

blueg33

16,399 posts

129 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Shame Alpine can't build it in Dieppe

wemorgan

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2,080 posts

83 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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blueg33 said:
Shame Alpine can't build it in Dieppe
I guess. But I was more thinking it's a shame Lotus can't build it in Hethel.

It'll be interesting to follow this car's development - materials used, engines etc

blueg33

16,399 posts

129 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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wemorgan said:
I guess. But I was more thinking it's a shame Lotus can't build it in Hethel.

It'll be interesting to follow this car's development - materials used, engines etc
Sometimes I think that Lotus should build Lotus cars in Hethel and Alpine build Alpine ncars in Dieppe.....but I am old fashioned

It could be a very interesting car

cybersimon

130 posts

74 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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<Quote> So, if we get the Alpine A110-50, what will Renault call it? </Quote>


They have used the 'Gordini' moniker in the past.
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blueg33

16,399 posts

129 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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cybersimon said:
<Quote> So, if we get the Alpine A110-50, what will Renault call it? </Quote>


They have used the 'Gordini' moniker in the past.
Berlinette?

coppice

2,833 posts

49 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Saw a proper A110 competing a couple of weeks ago; let's just say the modern iteration of this beautiful car does not even begin to do it justice..

blueg33

16,399 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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They are lovely aren't they. I was at Roadspeed in Stroud in the summer, they had about 4 or 5 in the workshop in various states of repair. They are tiny though.



My restored Alpine GTA Turbo should be ready this month smile






Edited by blueg33 on Wednesday 3rd October 08:20

wemorgan

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2,080 posts

83 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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blueg33 said:
Berlinette?
Yes, it seems they will use the Berlinette name.


http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/alpine-...

framerateuk

2,054 posts

89 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I hope it shrinks a bit compared to the original concept. Now that it won't need to be based on the Megane V6 Trophy platform, they could probably shrink it's footprint a bit.

mickrick

3,175 posts

78 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Awfull blobby looking thing !

That's not an Alpine.

This is an Alpine.