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.