Renault's Senior Vice President of Corporate Design, Laurens van den Acker, has revealed Alpine will follow in the footsteps of Porsche.

Renault's Senior Vice President of Corporate Design, Laurens van den Acker, has revealed Alpine will follow in the footsteps of Porsche.

Speaking to Piston Heads, van den Acker said "We need to create the 911 of Alpine. Then we can do the Panamera and Cayman."

Despite his lofty ambitions, the company's first model is expected to be launched in 2016 and compete with the Alfa Romeo 4C. While the A110-50 concept previewed one possible styling direction for the car, designer Axel Breun hinted the production model will more faithfully recall the A110 from the 1960's.

Nothing is official, but previous reports have indicated the car could be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops approximately 280 bhp (209 kW). It will likely be connected to a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch EDC transmission.

 

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