Sources have confirmed that we will see several new models bearing the Renault Alpine marque. All year long Renault has been hinting that they would be giving brand new cars the marque and not rebadging them.
Specific details have not yet been released – but we have been told that they might be basing the new car off of the platform that is used on the Nissan G37, G35, and the brand new 370Z. The new model could be more geared towards track duty, with a serious diet and some tweaks to the drivetrain.
While the revival of Alpine is primarily a way for Renault to capitalize on its participation in F1, a Nissan-based model would all but negate such an effort. Then again, with 60 new models expected to come from Renault and Nissan in the next four years, the automaker will use any platform it can get its hands on to expand its lineup.