The new Renault Alpine concept is supposed to be unveiled today in Monte Carlo sometime in between the Monaco GP free practice session. But before that let’s take a look at a couple of new pictures that made their way to the internet a bit early. The modern-day Alpine shares very little with the original car, which is a shame. It is based on the Renault DeZir concept and built upon Megane Trophy’s chassis.
It is quite a car though. The Alpine concept has the specs of a full-on racer with a tubular chassis, a racing cockpit with roll bars, safety harness and everything, and a 400bhp V6 engine. Whether or not Renault has plans for producing the new Alpine is unknown at the moment. The state of the car certainly doesn’t hint at a production model, not a road-going one anyway.
Reviving old badges is a trick Renault has been using this past couple of years to increase the appeal of its products. Gordini resurrection for example has been quite a successful effort. We hope Renault get around making a production sports car based on this concept.