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Just like that, it's over. Renault had been working on bringing back the Alpine nameplate with a sports car being co-developed as the Nissan 200SX. But according to Autocar, economic strain has led to the vaporization of both programs, even though development was quite far along. Rumors have been swirling for a long time about the revival of the Alpine offshoot, with a mid-mounted engine driving the rear wheels, or even sharing Nissan's 370Z platform. There seems to be no return to the planning for now, so we'll just keep gazing dreamily at past Alpines until something new pops up.
[Source: Autocar]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Everytime they mention the 200SX platform being cancelled a part of me dies inside. oh, and it sucks that the Alpine is cancelled too, but it was never going to make it to North America anyways.

      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a real drag. The idea of a new Renault hot rod with some of the Nissan GT-R lovin' would have been absolutely spectacular! That turbocharged 6 cylinder dumping out several hundred horsepower in a light weight Alpine chassis would have been positively orgasmic!

      Way to kill my wet dream there Frenchie.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Terrible news! This was an amazing project. I hope the camaro sales do well and convince Renault to rethink this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      now this is a real shame.... :-(