Rumor has it that Renault is planning to revive the legendary Alpine soon.

We would heartily welcome the news if it proves to be true.

In 1971, Alpine achieved a 1-2-3 finish in the Monte Carlo Rally, using cars with engines derived from the Renault 16.

In 1973, they repeated the 1-2-3 Monte Carlo result and went on to win the World Rally Championship outright, beating Porsche, Lancia and Ford.

Not half bad…

[via Autoblog]