Back in November 2012 renault and Caterham announced a partnership to revive the prestigious Alpine brand. The joint venture, named “Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham”, was owned 50/50 by the two partners.
Now, following a mutual agreement, Renault has increased its stake in Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham to 100%. As a result, Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham will change its name to Société des Automobiles Alpine.
Renault has also confirmed the plans of presenting its own Alpine sports car in 2016, as initially planned. Caterham Group also plans to continue with its own sports car.
Alpine is present on the sports track in 2014 through its participa-tion in ELMS (European Le Mans Series) and the Le Mans 24-hour event.
For vehicle production, the Dieppe plant, home of the Alpine brand, is making preparations to build and assemble the chassis and bodywork of the future Alpine.
Teams are fully committed to developing a true Alpine production vehicle by 2016 under the management of Bernard Ollivier: “With 90% of design specifications complete and an interior design to be finalized before the summer, enthusiasm is growing around the future Alpine production vehicle, The key words for the vehicle are style, enjoyment and sporting spirit.”