Caterham and Renault to produce Alpine sports cars

239 views

Nov.6 (GMM) Caterham and its F1 engine supplier Renault have joined forces to produce road-going sports cars.

At the announcement attended by Caterham team boss Tony Fernandes and Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn in Paris, it was announced that the collaboration will produce "distinctive" cars from the Renault-owned Alpine factory in Dieppe, Normandy.

The Renault Alpine 110-50
The Renault Alpine 110-50

Photo by: xpb.cc

"The Caterham Group will own (a) 50pc stake in the Automobiles Alpine Renault company, currently 100pc held by Renault," a media statement said.

"I have not felt as excited about a new venture since I launched AirAsia in 2001," said Malaysian entrepreneur Fernandes.

He added at a press conference: "If you look at Formula One, there's only Ferrari and McLaren, which are extremely expensive.

"We'll produce a car that many more people can afford with F1 technology."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags alpine, caterham, f1, fernandes, gmm, renault

User photos

erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Kevin_Bennett_Photo
F1

Kevin_Bennett_Photo

139 photos
PiBiPhoto
F1

PiBiPhoto

47 photos
Upload photo