The recent revival of the Lancia Stratos has led to the rebirth of another 1970s rally legend—the Renault Alpine.
While the new Stratos was a billionaire’s bagatelle, however, the Alpine will be a little more down to earth, and Renault promises it will actually go into production come 2015.
The nouveau Alpine is being positioned as a competitor for the Porsche Boxster and Audi TTS, but talk that it will be little more than a Mazda Miata isn’t the full picture.
“You can’t betray the DNA of the Alpine,” a Renault exec tells Autoblog.
“It must be light and look different, and have a touch of French dash.”
However, he cautions, “It’s not a car for dandies, though.”
- Posted January 07, 2013
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