Renault Alpine Mule Caught Testing in Spy Photos

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renault alpine mule caught testing in spy photos

Renault and Caterham have joined forces to revive the legendary Alpine nameplate, and our spy photographers managed to grab some shots of an early test mule for the car.

The car seen in the photos is a chassis test mule, disguised under the sheet metal of a Lotus. Size wise, the Alpine looks to be the same length as the Lotus, though it will probably be slightly wider.

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There will be two different sports cars that will result from the collaboration, one for Renault and one for Caterham. The car is aiming at providing a lightweight, nimble package, much like the Mazda MX-5. Rumor has it that the car will make around 250 hp, and cost less than $80,500 (£50,000).

Renault has already built a concept version (seen above) of the car, though the concept got its power from a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 with 400-hp and 311 lb-ft of torque.

GALLERY: Renault Alpine Test Mule

Stephen Elmer
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