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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
Yeah, I'd think a business case would be a good first step (?!?).
Mar 21, 2012 12:23 am
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TomasCorrea
I hope it looks somehow like the original one.
Mar 20, 2012 12:45 pm
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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.
Mar 20, 2012 3:02 am
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inlinesix
Shame. It ain't no Alpine revival if it's not rear engined.
Mar 19, 2012 4:33 pm
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TheAntichrist
I think it will be awesome.
Mar 19, 2012 4:09 pm
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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.
Mar 19, 2012 3:54 pm
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swifthead
if this is gonna be based on GT-R than it is my next car....no matter what will look like!!!
Mar 19, 2012 3:27 pm
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kenchan
Why don't you just buy the GT-R?
Mar 19, 2012 4:20 pm
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swifthead
well the main reason is money, I presume that Alpine will be cheaper and in our country we have a lot of Renault top mechanics and none enough good for the GT-R....in other words it will be a much better car in terms of ownership...will be also easier to sell and easier to maintain as I suspect that this would be a class lower than GT-R so less towards 911 Turbo oriented and more in a class with M3....I am saving the money for 3years now and I have for a very good GT-R (530hp) of course used one with minimum kilometers on odometer! and if I will wait for a year than I will have enough money to buy the latest 545hp version...well as I sad I am waiting for this Renault if it comes...and the rest of the money is for the tyres, fuel and other costs :D
Mar 19, 2012 4:38 pm
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TomitaBogdan
you're saving money for 3 years now and you want all of them to be spent on one car?!??!?! yeah, maybe some gray matter woud be better bought first
Mar 20, 2012 7:34 am
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TomitaBogdan
you're saving money for 3 years now and you want all of them to be spent on one car?!??!?! yeah, maybe some gray matter woud be better bought first
Mar 20, 2012 7:34 am
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TomitaBogdan
you're saving money for 3 years now and you want all of them to be spent on one car?!??!?! yeah, maybe some gray matter woud be better bought first
Mar 20, 2012 7:34 am
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