Just a few days ago, I speculated that Lotus was a possibility for co-developing the new Alpine Berlinette after Carlos Tavares’ statements in Autocar. A few days later, Autocar is reporting that Caterham will indeed be the expected partner to develop the new Alpine! Great news for those of us who have been awaiting news that this will be a lightweight true hommage to the original A110. The concept A110-50 stayed true to those beliefs in being lightweight and performance-oriented; and it seems the production Alpine will as well.
Apparently Caterham will also develop their own model alongside the new Alpine. Should be very interesting to see what comes out of this relationship. Here’s hoping for a lightweight, technologically advanced interpretation of what came before.
(below: chassis testing of the A110-50 concept)