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Renault Alpine revival to be based on Nissan GT-R?

 Renault Alpine revival to be based on Nissan GT-R?
Renault Alpine A110 26.1.2012

Reports of a Renault Alpine revival concept have been circulating for several years with the most recent report placing this year's Paris Motor Show ripe for a concept debut for the brand's 50th anniversary. Now further details have emerged.

In speaking with Renault marketing director Stephen Norman, UK web site HeadlineAuto reports the Alpine revival would be a lightweight sports car but not a stripped down purist model. According to Norman, the high performance sports car would be "made to the highest specification. We can't come out with something that has wind-up windows and rubber mats."

Although there is no confirmation CarAdvice is suggesting the Alpine revival could be based on the Nissan GT-R. Norman admits looking to existing parts bins from Nissan but the project would most likely need additional third-party partners due to the high expense.

Norman states, "We can't lift things from the parts bin, we have to make a business case for it and we have not yet done that."

 

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 tbrodie tbrodie
Yeah, I'd think a business case would be a good first step (?!?).
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March 21, 2012 12:23 am
 TomasCorrea TomasCorrea
I hope it looks somehow like the original one.
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March 20, 2012 12:45 pm
 s2k_turbo s2k_turbo
Renaults masterpiece of engineering - Nissan GTR. However it`s a good thing because Renault didn`t build propper racing car since Renault 5 turbo.
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March 20, 2012 3:02 am
 inlinesix inlinesix
Shame. It ain't no Alpine revival if it's not rear engined.
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March 19, 2012 4:33 pm
 TheAntichrist TheAntichrist
I think it will be awesome.
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March 19, 2012 4:09 pm
 wbizarre wbizarre
I really hope they find a way of keeping rear-engined, which won't happen of they base it on the GT-R. Here could be a spiritual competitor to the 911.
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March 19, 2012 3:54 pm
 swifthead swifthead
if this is gonna be based on GT-R than it is my next car....no matter what will look like!!!
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March 19, 2012 3:27 pm