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 |  Mar 18 2011, 1:14 PM

It has been a long time since Renaultsport had a car entirely of its own creation. The last one, as some might remember, was the mid-engined roadster called the Spider (see picture).

Now it seems that Renault wants to create Renaultsport into its own brand and are looking to once again produce a roadster, and word is that it’ll be based on the beautiful DeZir concept.

According to Renault’s product manager Beatrice Foucher “Renaultsport is key to Renault’s strategy. It already has excellent loyalty and is perceived by some owners as a brand in its own right, and we can develop that further. We will continue working on derivative versions of the Mégane, for example, because that’s a terrific car and excellent for us. But we also need specific models only for Renaultsport. We have started working on that; we’re thinking of small volumes, where there are good business models.”

Foucher mentioned that Renaultsport could have upto three models of its own. However, the first model will be a mid-engined convertible, but unlike the DeZir concept, will most likely not be an electric vehicle.

Actual technical details are just speculation at the moment, but we will keep you posted as more details emerge.

[Source: Autocar]