Renault is still planning to revive the Alpine brand and the very first model to hit the production line as an Alpine will probably be co-developed
with another automaker.
According to the company’s COO Carlos Tavares, the Renault Alpine production version will be developed in a deal with another automaker, and the partner will launch its own version of the car but with a “different styling and tuning”. The company’s official also said that the Alpine is currently under development and the engineers have finished the platform layout, while designers are now working on styling.
“We could have given our engineers EUR50 million and told them to make the best of it. But that would probably have produced a mediocre car because it’s not much money to play with. Alpine has a great history and we want to make emotional cars that will be true to that”, said Carlos Tavares.
As a quick reminder, the modern reinterpretation of the A110 Berlinette is the A110-50 Concept, which has been made in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the model. The Alpine A110-50 Concept is 880 kg and it’s sitting on 21-inch wheels, covering the 356 mm discs in the front and 330 mm discs in the rear. The model is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine, producing 400 HP at 7,200 rpm and 422 Nm of torque.