July 3, 2022

As a part of a wider restructuring technique, Renault is ready to exchange the Alpine A110 with an electrical sports activities automotive co-developed with Lotus.

We already know that Renault is eager to plaster the Alpine nameplate on something performance-orientated going ahead. This restructuring began with the Renault Sport F1 workforce namesake being changed by Alpine.

We additionally know that in the case of street vehicles, the well-known Renault Sport badging can even get replaced and as a substitute with Alpine. This appears to be like prone to begin with a reimagined Renault 5 hot-hatch that may come underneath the Alpine bannering. This automotive is penned to be fully-electric. The subsequent piece of the puzzle comes within the type of a brand new partnership with none apart from Lotus, with the 2 planning to co-develop a brand new electrical sports activities automotive to exchange the Alpine A110.

Alpine Lotus

First take a look at the Alpine F1 automotive. That is an interim winter livery earlier than the official look is revealed.

Laurent Rossie, CEO of Alpine, spoke on the collaboration: “The signing of this MoU with Lotus exhibits the lean and sensible method we’re implementing as a part of the brand new Alpine model technique. Each manufacturers have an incredible legacy and we’re most excited to begin this work collectively, from engineering tailor-made options to growing a next-generation EV sports activities automotive. This collaboration together with our transformation mark the start of a brand new period during which we’ll be taking the Alpine title and line-up to the long run. We’re placing F1 on the coronary heart of our enterprise, leveraging our in-house experience and best-in-class companions akin to Lotus to inject our vehicles with modern efficiency, know-how and motorisation”.

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Lotus CEO, Phil Popham, additionally commented on the brand new partnership: “Right this moment’s announcement is step one in what is ready to be a massively rewarding collaboration between our iconic manufacturers. We’re proud to be working with Groupe Renault on this collaboration – sharing Lotus’ technical experience and talents, and leveraging our lengthy observe file of profitable collaborations.  Our corporations have a lot in widespread – from a pioneering pedigree in light-weighting, to championship-winning sportscars which carry out as impressively on the street as they do within the motorsports area. It’s a pure slot in some ways and the co-development of an EV sportscar is massively thrilling for our corporations, our followers and clients world wide.  The joint-services aspect of our settlement will moreover make our engineering experience accessible to these wishing to have interaction our improvements.”