In a recent interview with Laurens van den Acker, the head of design for Renault, Autocar has confirmed that the Caterham-Renault collaboration won’t just create one brand new sports car, but will instead create a sports car for each company in a move very similar to that of the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86/Scion FRS.
The only difference is however, that the Renault and Caterham sports cars will look completely different from each other rather than the ‘Toyobaru’ duo which are almost identical.
“This is not a project that will create two cars that look the same, like the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ,” said van den Acker. “What we plan to create is two cars that will look completely different. People will not recognise them when they are parked together.”
The Porsche Boxster rivalling sports car are set to be officially launched in just two years time in 2015, and Renault marketing boss Steve Norman has confirmed that both cars will draw on inspiration from the Alpine A110-50 Concept car.
“It is the car that sparked the dream of rebuilding the brand. To not acknowledge that in my design would be to disappoint the dreams of these enthusiasts,” he said.