Renault, Caterham Breakup Announced

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Renault, Caterham Breakup Announced
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Renault and Caterham have decided to go their separate ways in developing their sports cars.

The joint sports car venture between the two automakers has been officially axed starting the beginning of April, but both automakers will continue focusing on developing their respective models individually. Renault confirmed that its Alpine will go on sale in 2016. Both automakers will continue working together in Formula 1 however.

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Though the joint venture project has been cancelled, it won’t affect the 300 jobs at the Dieppe factory as a new agreement is in place for the Clio RS until 2018. The joint sports car venture originally began in 2012 and now it’s unclear whether both vehicles will still share any sort of architecture or powertrain.

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[Source: Autocar]

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  • J Mac

    Such a shame. It looked like it was going to be AMAZING!