Dacia's UK boss wants a two-seater sports car

Dacia Logan render / Miroslav Dimitrov
Dacia Logan render / Miroslav Dimitrov

An European Miata ?

In an interview given to Auto Express, Dacia's UK managing director Thierry Sybord said that "his dream" is to launch a two-seater sports car.

Sybord sees this model as an original Alpine, characterizing it as being "simple, affordable and most of all fun to drive." Speaking of the Alpine name, Renault and Caterham have recently joined forces to resurrect the legendary icon, but the Romanian firm will not use the new tech because "the new Alpine platform will be way too expensive for Dacia."

To make it affordable, Dacia would have to borrow the same Logan chassis and "use a similar philosophy to the original MX-5 but cheaper."

Source: Dacia via autoexpress.co.uk
Published Dec 7th, 2012 7:40pm By Adrian Padeanu
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EdBacau EdBacau
Good News !
Dec 8th, 2012 1:38am
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
dacia has a very long history of self evolution. after having bought the licence of the renault 12, the engineers of dacia evolved 7 or 8 different body tipes including the dacia 1410 sport, a 2 door coupe none of the other renault factories in the world that kept on building the old renault 12 car as long as the dacia factory ever did such things. so, a cheap coupe can be done very cheap if you really want to, and not rub the clients of every penny you can get your hands on. it's a matter of making some adjunstments to the body. in the uk, there are lots of "shops" that would be able to make such a dream come true, and turn regular logan 4 door sedans into 2 door sloped back coupes. an engine update is very simple, as you'd be using renault based 1.4 tce with updated software. if you really want to do it, and not just whine
Dec 7th, 2012 8:26pm
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