(above and below renderings by Volatile Vertex)
A press conference has been scheduled for November 5th (Monday) to be co-hosted by Renault and Caterham to discuss the details of the upcoming Alpine project. Very exciting news indeed.
Here are some of the ideas being thrown around: Weight of a little over 1 tonne (!!), target launch 3-5 years from now, 200-250hp, less than 4.3 meters long, and that it will “look like the A110 Berlinette”. 5,000 to 10,000 units per year. Target price of 35k-40k Euros. Very exciting.
There are some questions over what the functions of the original Dieppe Alpine factory would be, if the entire task of the new Alpine’s construction and engineering are left to Caterham. More details as they evolve, obviously.
(above photo via Renault Sport’s FB page)
UPDATE: Renault and Caterham have revealed that they will both get a version of the upcoming Alpine. Theoretically the car will likely be a roadster for Caterham and a coupe for Alpine (sounds right!). Prices will be low (under 40k Euros), and most interestingly—-Caterham now will take a 50% stake in Alpine as a marque! I find this last sentence very interesting.