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."