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In its latest video, Petrolicious clearly shows what makes the Alpine brand so special, and lets one of these coupes sing on some European hillside roads.

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While this might look like a Lotus, it isn't. What you see is actually the future Alpine being tested by Renault, wearing a clever disguise.

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The Alpine Celebration concept showed its retro-futuristic face at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The coupe also actually moved around the event to give a preview of a burbling exhaust note.

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Renault previews a new sports car this weekend at Le Mans in the form of the Alpine Celebration concept, but gives us little in the way of details to tell us what's going on underneath the surface.

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Both Ford and Renault have announced they've got surprises to unveil at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, expected to take the forms of a Ford GT racer and Alpine sports car.

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Renault's resurgent Alpine sports car brand will mark its 60th anniversary with a display of classics in the Moving Motor Show at Goodwood next month ahead of this year's Festival of Speed.

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A concept for Alpine's future sports car is rumored to debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. It reportedly features a rear-mounted, 250-horsepower engine and technologies that are borrowed from Nissan and Daimler.

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Renault's Alpine sports car brand had extra creative in designing its Vision Gran Turismo concept, as it's apt to demonstrate in this latest video.

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A Renault exec indicates the French brand is hard at work on yet another revival of Alpine. A lightweight, two-seat sports car could be ready as soon as 2016, and a whole lineup of vehicles is planned, including a hybrid.

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Alpine's design for Gran Turismo 6 is both futuristic and retro, and could be the coolest Vision Gran Turismo concept we've seen yet. If only we could drive it off our screens and onto the road or track.

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The latest Vision Gran Turismo concept car has leaked, showing off the work of Renault and Alpine with a wild and crazy racer.

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It was a nice idea while it lasted, but evidently it wasn't meant to be. The joint venture established between Renault and Caterham to launch a new sports car has now come to a crashing halt.

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Long living in the shadow of Lotus, British automaker Caterham is keen to make it on its own – though maybe not all on its own. The company that made its name building continuation versions of the iconic Lotus Seven still relies on automakers like Ford and Suzuki to supply its engines, and developed the SP/300.R with Lola, but has been forging a much deeper alliance with Renault.

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The rebirth of the Alpine brand is going to have to stay in the womb a little longer, it appears. Autocar learned that Renault's styling mockup was secretly shown to possible clients recently, and the feedback was tepid enough for the French company to send the design back to the drawing board. The delay will likely push the sports car back to a 2016 launch.

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It's been a long time since we've seen an Alpine roaring on either road or track, but this year Renault is bringing back the once vaunted marque in a big way. It's got a new sports car under development together with Caterham, but to drum up some enthusiasm and rekindle the spirit of the Alpine win at Le Mans in 1978, Renault relaunched the Alpine racing team in European endurance racing this season. And after an absence of 35 years, the Alpine team has prevailed once again.

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Caterham will be radically expanding beyond its core market of track-day specials with a new Renault-based CUV and city car. Following our initial reports back in November, the new models, which we can only hope are as ridiculously sporty as Caterham's other offerings, have been confirmed by Chairman Tony Fernandes to news agency Reuters.

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Bulgaria, Brazil and Mexico were three of the countries licensed to build the Alpine A110 under license in the sixties and seventies. With the revival of the former Renault rally racing brand, Mexico, whose Dinalpin sold the earlier iteration, wants to do it again – but this time with no connection to the parent company. It's called Project SST-77 and it is being headed by Miguel Jimenez, with the aims of developing a "low capacity, low weight, agile, high performance" sports car.

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Renault believes there's enough Alpine love to restart that brand with its own model almost immediately. The launch of the Initiale Paris luxury brand it's been mulling, on the other hand, will be more restrained: a report in Autocar says that instead of launching with a first model based on the Mercedes E-Class architecture, Renault is going to introduce an Initiale Paris trim line on the new Clio and Espace. More accurately, that should be 're-introduce and aggressively market,' since Renault

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This is the Alpine LMP2 competitor you'll see contesting European endurance races this year, including The 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Parent company Renault showed off the N36 racer at its atelier in Paris, the blue and orange a switch from the yellow, black and white livery Alpine wore last time it was seen in Le Mans way back in 1978 when it won the race.

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Renault isn't letting up with the return of its Alpine brand. After announcing a partnership with Caterham to bring a new Alpine to market by 2015 (now expected by 2016), the French firm has announced it is taking Alpine racing again in the European Le Mans Series this year – and that includes The 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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