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Old 07-28-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default 370Z-Based Renault Alpine to be Revived in 2010?





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Renault has itself something of a conundrum. The French automakerís got an F1 team, a hugely successful one in recent years, but thereís no dedicated roadgoing sports car to go with it. Sure, the Megane R26.R is off its head, and the Clio Sportís nothing to shirk at either. But for true ground-up purpose-built sports car performance, the diamond has little to offer.


While the technology developed in F1 doubtlessly contributes to better road cars, itís a lot of coin to be spending and most participating manufacturers are at least able to offset that by talking up their roadgoing sports cars that make the most of their race-gained innovation.


Of late though, thereís been news that Renault is looking to breathe new life into the revered Alpine badgeópossibly using the same FM platform that Nissanís 370Z will roll on.




In the 1960s, through to the early 90s, Alpine built racing and road cars powered by rear-mounted Renault, until the big R finally abandoned the brand due to trademark issues with the Alpine name. The Alpine factory still exists though, and is responsible for the manufacture of some of the RenaultSport models.


While itís been rumoured that Renaultís 2010 sports car would be based on the mental Nissan GT-R, RenaultSport has hinted that it would more likely be built on the FM platform used by the Infiniti G37, and Nissanís upcoming 370Z.




Considering Renault and Nissan have declared a combined assault of 60 new models in the next four years, weíre sure that between them, they could squeeze an Alpine model in there somewhere.
http://www.themotorreport.com.au/616...vived-in-2010/
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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looks like an MR2 Spyder
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:44 PM   #3
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i like the old one better.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:59 PM   #4
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Both Renault designs are teh suck.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:36 PM   #5
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looks like an MR2 Spyder
... gee I wonder why .....
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:49 PM   #6
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Are you saying the renault alpine is teh suck?

Step away from the keyboard...you've officially lost your mind.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #7
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Are you saying the renault alpine is teh suck?

Step away from the keyboard...you've officially lost your mind.
Haven't seen one before (or maybe I have and erased it from memory). Would rather not see one ever again
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
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It would be a pretty smart idea... after all, the platform is already there, already being used in a performance car, and probably already paid for, in terms of R&D.

The Alpine pictured is quite the handsome car. The rendering is pretty cool, but not great.
Not that it matters, since we'll never see it here.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:02 PM   #9
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Haven't seen one before (or maybe I have and erased it from memory). Would rather not see one ever again


Renault Alpines are TEH WIN.

While I would love pure A110 styling cues, a mix of the A110 and the A310 would be the best.

The A110 was one of the sexiest rally cars ever designed. Right on par with the Lancia Stratos.

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Haven't seen one before (or maybe I have and erased it from memory). Would rather not see one ever again
One of the coolest looking rallycars ever .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcEnM...eature=related
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Alpine A 110 = Renault's 911

new Alpine on FM platform = bleh
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One of the coolest looking rallycars ever .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcEnM...eature=related
Whatever. Still looks like a dune bugy with a roof.

Do not like.
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If they bring back a legend, I hope they do it right. Sweet.
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Whatever. Still looks like a dune bugy with a roof.

Do not like.
Hey man, to each his own. I just cant imagine what you do think looks good. But variety is fine with me.
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