Progress of Alpine-Caterham sports cars Advancing

Renault’s boss believes that the development of cars such as the recent Alfa Romeo 4C and upcoming Alpine-Caterham sports cars will create new interest in the affordable sports car market.

The new Alpine sports car won’t debut before 2016, but when it does it’s expected to cost around $50,000 and according to Renault boss, Carlos Tavares, the company is in the final stages of designing the brand new sports car.

Furthering on his previous statement, Tavares also said that the new jointly developed sports cars from Renault and Caterham will appeal to both traditional automotive enthusiasts, as well as younger drivers.

With production of the new Alpine sports car still a few years away, Renault has yet to finalise a name but insiders claim that discussions have already began about whether the car will carry a nameplate featuring sequence of letters and numbers, or a more-traditional worded name.

“We have time to discuss and decide,” said Tavares. “The production car is about three years away, but about a year before that we will probably show a concept. In the meantime, we will find other ways to feed the brand.”

[Via Autocar]

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