The production version of the Renault Alpine will be developed by Renault in collaboration with Caterham.
According to the latest reports, the production version of the Renault Alpine revival will be developed by Renault in collaboration with Caterham and not Lotus as previously reported. The two carmakers did not make any comments but it is believed that the deal will be confirmed this month. The rumors regarding this collaboration have to do with the fact that Renault is supplying the F1 engines for Caterham.
As a reminder, the concept made its debut back in May and it was built in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original model. Based on the Megane Trophy, the Alpine concept has a V6 3.5-liter engine that pumps out 394 hp (294 kW) and 311 lb-ft (422 Nm) of torque. This engine is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission that delivers the power to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.
Various rumors are indicating that Caterham will get its own version of the production Alpine that will use the same chassis.