New Renault Alpine A110 | Coming in 2016
The future is getting closer to the Alpine debut. What is revealed at this time are some weird rumors on the Web for 2016 confirming the launch date of the new Berlinetta, the result of the technical partnership between Renault and Caterham that after 20 years is back in the list of the historical brand of Dieppe. According to some the preliminary phase of the project has been accomplished. The identity of GT which will mark the return to Renault in the field of sports small in size was approved. We expect it as soon as the first render and that it paves the way for the final presentation fixed in three years. In fact, the one that still remains a mystery is just the styling of the future GT France Bleu that we will see in 2016. Renault had already announced that the development of the Alpine 21. Century would be dealt with in Caterham and this statement had caused a lot of fuss even for the fact that according to the agreements between the Houses, each of the two brands will own their own version of the two seater which will be manufactured in Renault’s Dieppe plant, each of these would differ for some other components including the power, handling and response in the steering.
Renault Alpine A110-50 face
Renault Alpine A110-50 front
The future Alpine will in all probability be based on a brand new platform, alloy wheels, specially developed by Caterham, the powertrain will be provided by Renault through a 4 cylinder engine that develops a power of 250 to 300 hp, perhaps with the use of a 2 liter turbocharged engine derived from the most recent of Clio Rs. Even the style will be distinguished from a brand to another always according to the rumors, the two versions will have little in common. What all the differences in design are, we will see later, it is likely that Renault for its own Alpine will be pointing to a drawing of the car body closer to the concept of Alpine A110.
Renault Alpine A110-50 above
Renault Alpine A110-50 side
As for the production volumes of the Alpine 2016, Caterham has to be able to sell 3000 units per year. A commitment that is no small feat as that would mean it would increase its production rate by 500% compared with the end of 2012. The Alpine Caterham, unlike that for Renault, could therefore assume the role of tread production to kick off a brand new range of cars most varied from GT models of the lower segment up to small SUVs.
Renault Alpine A110-50 rear
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