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Renault and Caterham announce sportscar partnership...

Beitragvon Spideristi » Mo Nov 05, 2012 3:48 pm

...und gebaut werden sollen die geschlossenen Coupés wohl auch wieder bei Alpine in Dieppe...:


Renault and Caterham Group announce a partnership to design and build sports vehicles

- Renault and Caterham Group today announced their decision to join forces in pursuit of a common project: to design develop and build future sports vehicles. This agreement reflects a similar passion and expertise in sports and motorsports vehicles.
- The future vehicles will be distinctive, differentiated, and carry the respective DNA of Alpine and Caterham Cars, the automotive division of Caterham Group. They will be built at the Alpine plant in Dieppe, Normandy, in France.
- The Caterham Group will own 50% stake in the Automobiles Alpine Renault company, currently 100 % held by Renault SAS. The Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham, which will be resulting from this partnership, shall be created in January 2013. It will be managed by Bernard Ollivier
- This project, which ensures the Dieppe Plant a sustainable future, was made possible thanks to the incentive and to the substantial support and commitment provided by the French State and the Région Haute Normandie which also involved the contribution of Dieppe Maritime.

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault: "This innovative partnership with Caterham embodies a longstanding ambition: the creation of a sports car with the Alpine DNA. It carries both opportunities for the Dieppe plant and the development of its historic know-how."

Tony Fernandes, Caterham Group Chairman: "I have not felt as excited about a new venture since I launched AirAsia in 2001 and I want to thank Carlos Ghosn and Carlos Tavares and everyone in our new Renault family for having the belief in Caterham Group to create this partnership. Many people doubted us 11 years ago when we launched our airline and I am sure that there will be doubters again this time, but we will not fail your trust. We know the markets we are going into and, particularly in my playground in Asia, there is a huge opportunity to replicate the AirAsia model and give consumers access to exciting, affordable products that marry our interests in F1 and technology and help make their dreams come true."

Carlos Tavares, COO of Renault: "Our ambitions of reviving Alpine depended on our ability to find a partner in order to ensure the economic profitability of such an adventure. Right from the start, we wanted to place the Dieppe plant at the heart of the project. Today, through our partnership with Caterham Group, we can enter a new phase: the design of a vehicle that will embody the very essence of Alpine, a vehicle that will rekindle sporting passion once more. It could become a reality within the next three or four years."

Kamarudin Meranun, Caterham Group Deputy Chairman: "Formula 1 was always our entry point into the car business. Our original plans to develop a partnership with Lotus were put aside in spectacular and well documented style, but now we have a far better chance to develop Caterham Cars in partnership with Renault, working with Caterham Technology who are also integrally involved in this new venture. Our F1 team has already been working successfully with Renault Sport F1 since the start of the 2011 F1 season and I am thrilled that now we are adding to our track partnership by joining forces with Renault on the road. Together with Renault we have now created an opportunity for Caterham Cars to grow into the next stage of its development from a very well respected niche brand into a serious player on the global motoring map."

Bernard Ollivier, CEO of Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham: "I'm very proud of the trust placed in me by both shareholders. The road map for each car is clear and simple: respect the DNA of both Alpine and Caterham Cars. With the passion and expertise of the staff dedicated to this project, we are sure of meeting this aim."

Development ambitions targeting the sports vehicle market
Following a feasibility study on the joint development of a sports car conducted by Renault Sport Technologies and Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI - the engineering and technology business of Caterham Group), Renault and Caterham Group will combine their skills to build models in large and small series, in order to widen their positioning on the sports vehicle market. The objective for each company is to launch its own vehicle in this market within the next three to four years.

An innovative and complementary partnership as part of a joint company
- Renault and Caterham Group will each bring their respective technical skills to the development of the future products through a newly-created joint Engineering Department. They will split the required engineering and industrial investments on a 50-50 basis in the spirit of a true partnership.
- Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham will be able to draw upon the expertise of Renault, Renault Sport Technologies and CTI in the development of its future products.


Shared values based on a passion for motorsports

Alpine: Jean Rédélé, pilot, businessman and automotive pioneer, founded Alpine in 1955. Alpine's manufacturing and racing adventure started with the A106 coach based on the platform and engine of the Renault 4 CV. The Alpine DNA is based on nimble, lightweight, high-performance vehicles with flowing lines: a formula that works well for both road and racing cars. The ever-young A110 - celebrating its 50th birthday - is probably the most iconic of Alpine's road cars. During its existence, Alpine sold 30,000 road sports cars. For several decades, it also carried high Renault's sporting colours. Among other victories, Alpine was World rally champion in 1973, winner of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1973 and 1974 and of the Le Mans 24-hour event in 1978. Its sporting record includes many prestigious victories. Alpine ranks among the sporting legends.

Caterham Cars: The DNA that runs through every Caterham can be traced back to the 1950s, when its first vehicle, the Seven, was designed. Caterham Cars has inspired passion and emotion ever since. It embodies the essence of what a sports car should be. Today, that philosophy continues to guide Caterham Cars, making 'accessible fun' a reality for sports car buyers across the globe.
Every weekend, over a thousand competitors race Caterham vehicles on tracks around the world, from Silverstone and Brands Hatch to Bahrain and Abu Dhabi. Today, building on its racing heritage and 40 years of experience in road cars, Caterham Cars is able to combine its engineering excellence with the manufacturing and production capabilities of Renault to create a Caterham vehicle of even greater potential. This new vehicle will still possess the fundamental DNA of the Seven, which remains in production in Dartford, UK.

At the heart of the project: the Alpine plant in Dieppe, France
The Dieppe plant will play a central role in the partnership between Renault and Caterham Group, at the heart of the sporting passion shared by the two partners. This is where the future sports vehicles of Renault and Caterham will be built. The project is a development opportunity for the Dieppe site, from the standpoint not only of production, but also the acquisition of a prized and unique expertise. The Alpine plant in Dieppe is currently dedicated to building the vehicles developed by Renault Sport Technologies, both production (Clio R.S.) and racing models.

The Dieppe plant, built in 1969, is the historical home of the Alpine brand which gave birth to such legendary models as the Berlinette. Its core business is the assembly of sport vehicles, the assembly and sale of motorsports cars, and the sale of spare parts for motorsports vehicles, including at sports events. Its flexibility and ability to adapt are just two of the specific characteristics that enable it to produce vehicles in small runs. With a workforce of over 300 and a surface area of 76,000 m² of which 36,900 m² is built up, the plant has produced more than 400 000 vehicles since 1969.

Quelle: www.caterhamf1.com


Renault, Caterham to produce new Alpine sports car
Links forged in F1 have ignited a partnership between Renault and Caterham to build two new sports cars


Two lightweight two-seat sports cars, likely to be on sale in 2015/2016, will be the first output of the joint venture between Renault and Caterham announced today.

Renault will put its Alpine factory in Dieppe and its 300-strong workforce into the 50:50 joint venture and Caterham will inject expertise and investment as the two companies join forces to establish a new range of lightweight two-seaters. A joint engineering department has been created to work on the co-developed projects, and it will be led by Bernard Ollivier, who has been with Renault since 1977 and most recently operated in a vice presidential capacity for the firm.

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said: "This innovative partnership with Caterham embodies a longstanding ambition: the creation of a sports car with the Alpine DNA. It carries both opportunities for the Dieppe plant and the development of its historic expertise."

The tie-up will cement the link forged between Caterham and Renault in F1, the French firm's engines powering the British chassis, and marks a much deeper co-operation than Renault agreed with Williams when the two were notching up world championships in the 1990s.

The official statement announcing the deal says it will allow the two firms to "combine their skills to build models in large and small volume, in order to widen their positioning on the sports vehicle market".

The first output from Alpine Caterham - which is officially called Societe des Automobiles Alpine Caterham (SAAC) - will be an alloy-chassis two-seater inspired by the lightweight 1960s Alpine 110, better known as a successful race and rally car that competed in the Monte Carlo and Le Mans 24 Hours.

Renault product boss Carlos Tavares has previously invoked the spirit of the 110 as the inspiration of the new sports car. He has also guided a price of €40-50k, the equivalent of about £35k

That puts it in a very different category to the supercar-inspired Alpine concept shown recently and built around a Mégane Cup racer steel spaceframe and 400bhp engine.

Alpine and Caterham will have distinct versions of the lightweight sports car each with their own body panels, chassis tuning and character, but based on the same rear-drive underpinning.

Renault may concentrate on a coupé bodystyle, like the A110, Caterham an open-top design.

Bernard Ollivier, CEO of SAAC, said: “I’m very proud of the trust placed in me by both shareholders. The road map for each car is clear and simple: respect the DNA of both Alpine and Caterham Cars. With the passion and expertise of the staff dedicated to this project, we are sure of meeting this aim”.

It is not year clear if the cars will be mid- or rear-engined. Renault product boss Carlos Tavares has previously only referred to a 'rear-drive' configuration.

Mystery similarly surrounds the engines, although Tavares has been quoted on a power output around 250bhp.

The Alpine Caterham will possibly use variants of Renaultsport engines, most likely the new direct-injection turbocharged 1.6 unit, tuned to 200bhp in the Clio RS. Although another possibility is the 265bhp two-litre turbocharged Mégane Cup unit.

Many of the industrial details of the Alpine Caterham still remain secret, such as production levels.

However, engineering work has been going on in the background.

Caterham, for example, has recruited a core of engineers from Lotus, including Elise guru Tony Shute. Long-time F1 designer Mike Gascoyne has also joined Caterham's road car division.

Talks are also rumoured to have taken place with British suppliers to Lotus and Aston Martin for alloy and composite parts.

That technology is rivet/bonded, although Renault's engineering back catalogue does include expertise for a welded alloy spaceframe, as used on the minimalist Renaultsport Spider of the mid-90s.

Other industrial hurdles have still to be jumped, though. Workers at the Alpine factory have not yet been transferred to the new joint venture, which unions might object to.

The Dieppe factory however, is used to flexible working. It made the Renaultsport Clio and will make the new one, too. Although both the RS Twingo and RS Mégane are made on the mainstream production lines as cooking models. In the past it also has helped make the composite-bodied Espace MPV and the soft-top Mégane.

On the new tie-up, Caterham owener Tony Fernandes said: "I have not felt as excited about a new venture since I launched AirAsia in 2001 and I want to thank Carlos Ghosn and Carlos Tavares and everyone in our new Renault family for having the belief in Caterham Group to create this partnership.

"Many people doubted us 11 years ago when we launched our airline and I am sure that there will be doubters again this time, but we will not fail your trust. We know the markets we are going into and, particularly in my playground in Asia, there is a huge opportunity to replicate the AirAsia model and give consumers access to exciting, affordable products that marry our interests in F1 and technology and help make their dreams come true."

Fernandes also hinted towards potential market positioning for the new car, as well as allaying fears as to the future of Caterham's cornerstone product, the Seven: "The Caterham Seven is part of our DNA and will always continue to be so. The new sports car we build will be similarly affordable. In F1 only Ferrari and Mclaren produce road cars, and they are exceedingly expensive. The affordability of our car will be key. If we get the quality and the price right it will sell, recession or no recession."

Renault's chief operating officer Carlos Tavares added: "Our ambitions of reviving Alpine depended on our ability to find a partner in order to ensure the economic profitability of such an adventure. Right from the start, we wanted to place the Dieppe plant at the heart of the project."

"Today, through our partnership with Caterham Group, we can enter a new phase: the design of a car that will embody the very essence of Alpine, a vehicle that will rekindle sporting passion once more. It could become a reality within the next three or four years."

Quelle: www.autocar.co.uk
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Re: Renault and Caterham announce sportscar partnership...

Beitragvon Spideristi » Mo Nov 05, 2012 4:30 pm

...und hier noch die offizielle Renault-Pressemeldung in deutsch:


Partnerschaft für Fertigung und Entwicklung

Renault und Caterham bauen gemeinsam Sportmodelle


Renault und die Caterham Group werden künftig gemeinsam Sportwagen entwickeln und produzieren. Laut dem Abkommen übernimmt die Caterham Gruppe 50 Prozent der Société des Automobiles Alpine Renault, die sich gegenwärtig noch im Alleinbesitz von Renault befindet. Die neuformierte Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham, an der beide Unternehmen die Hälfte halten, wird für die Partner komplett eigenständige Modelle entwickeln, die dem jeweiligen Markenkern entsprechen. Die ersten Fahrzeuge werden in drei bis vier Jahren auf den Markt kommen. Die Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham wird im Januar 2013 ihre Arbeit aufnehmen.

„Die wegweisende Partnerschaft ermöglicht die Realisierung eines lange gehegten Traums: den Bau eines Sportmodells mit den Alpine Genen. Sie bietet darüber hinaus eine einmalige Gelegenheit für den Standort Dieppe und den Ausbau seines Know-hows“, erklärte Carlos Ghosn, Präsident und Chief Executive Officer von Renault.

Die Leitung von Automobiles Alpine Caterham übernimmt Bernard Ollivier, seit Anfang 2011 Vice President Transformation der Renault S.A..

Das Alpine Werk Dieppe, in dem gegenwärtig die Straßen- und Wettbewerbsfahrzeuge von Renault Sport entstehen, spielt eine zentrale Rolle in der Zusammenarbeit. Die Vereinbarung von Renault und Caterham sieht vor, dass beide Partner an dem traditionsreichen Standort in Zukunft eigene Groß- und Kleinserienmodelle herstellen.

Eigene Entwicklungsabteilung


Die Kooperation beinhaltet außerdem die Gründung einer gemein­samen Entwicklungsabteilung, die sich auf die reiche Erfahrung von Renault Sport Technologies und der Caterham Tochter Caterham Technology and Innovation (CTI) im Renn- und Sportwagenbau stützen kann. CTI mit Sitz im britischen Hingham (Norfolk) hat sich unter anderem als Spezialist für moderne Werkstoffe und Fertigungsverfahren sowie zur Leistungs­steigerung von Motoren einen Namen gemacht. Zu den Kunden zählen Unternehmen aus der Automobil- und Luftfahrtindustrie. Investitionen in Entwicklung und Fertigung werden von beiden Partnern jeweils zu gleichen Teilen getragen.

Das Werk Dieppe wurde 1969 gegründet und war Produktions­stätte legendärer Alpine Sportwagen wie der A 110 und der A 310. Aktuell sind an dem Standort über 300 Mitarbeiter beschäftigt. Bis heute verließen mehr als 400.000 Fahrzeuge das auf Sport- und Kleinserien spezialisierte Werk an der Kanalküste.

Bereits als Motorenlieferant für das Caterham F1 Team aktiv

Renault arbeitet mit Caterham bereits in der Formel 1 eng zusammen, wo der französische Hersteller das Caterham F1 Team mit dem RS27-Achtzylinder und technischer Unterstützung versorgt. Der in England ansässige Sportwagenbauer hat sich vor allem als Produzent kompromissloser Leichtbaumodelle einen Namen gemacht. Eigentümer ist seit 2011 der malaysische Unternehmer Tony Fernandes.
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Re: Renault and Caterham announce sportscar partnership...

Beitragvon bielieboy » Mo Nov 05, 2012 9:21 pm

Nuja, schau mer ma was draus wird.
Das angestrebte Budget klingt ja schonmal vielversprechend und nach dem Ergebnis der vor 6Monaten gestellten Umfrage an die Alpine-Clubs.
Wenn das Ergebnis der Umfrage umgesetzt wird, dann sollten wir wohl schonmal auf ein kleines Highlight freuen. :o 8)

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Re: Renault and Caterham announce sportscar partnership...

Beitragvon Spideristi » Fr Jun 13, 2014 6:31 pm

Zu früh gefreut... :lol:

Kooperation aufgekündigt - Renault Alpine kommt ohne Caterham

Es war eine Kooperation auf Speed, als sich Renault und Caterham 2012 zusammenrauften, um die legendäre Sportwagenmarke Alpine wieder zu beleben. Jetzt muss es Renault alleine stemmen, denn den Briten wurde die Freundschaft gekündigt.

Renault wird die Neuauflage seines Sportwagen-Klassikers Alpine ohne den britischen Kleinserienhersteller Caterham entwickeln. Die beiden Unternehmen haben ihre Ende 2012 geschlossene Kooperation nun offiziell aufgekündigt. Das gemeinsame Joint-Venture Automobiles Alpine Caterham wird komplett von Renault übernommen und in Automobiles Alpine umbenannt. Zu den Gründen der Trennung machen die Unternehmen keine Angaben.

Renault bekräftigt allerdings, den neuen Alpine wie angekündigt 2016 auf den Markt bringen zu wollen. Der Mittelmotor-Zweisitzer dürfte sich optisch an der 2012 vorgestellten Studie Alpine A110-50 orientieren, für den Antrieb könnte ein Vierzylinder-Mittelmotor mit rund
300 PS sorgen. Das Coupé soll mit Preisen von knapp 40.000 Euro unter anderem gegen Wettbewerber wie den Alfa Romeo 4C, die Lotus Elise und den Toyota GT86 antreten. Auch Caterham plant weiterhin ein ähnliches Modell aus eigener Entwicklung.

Sportwagen mit Alpine-Signet genießen in Frankreich noch immer Ikonenstatus - vergleichbar mit dem Nimbus von Porsche in Deutschland oder Maserati in Italien. Die erste der flachen Flundern mit Polyesterhaut und Renault-Motoren gingen im Jahr 1955 in Serie – als Fortsetzung französischen Sportwagenbaus, wie ihn einst Bugatti zelebrierte. 40 Jahre später kam dann das vorläufige Aus für die mittlerweile von Renault übernommene Sportwagenschmiede. Seitdem hoffen die Fans auf eine Renaissance der meist blau lackierten Rallye- und Rennsieger.


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Re: Renault and Caterham announce sportscar partnership...

Beitragvon Bernhard Leitner » Mo Jun 16, 2014 7:59 am

Hi, das sich die "neue" an der A110-50 orientiert, wäre seeehr wünschenswert, weil, den Letzten Entwurf der gebaut werden sollte, habe ich gesehen....pfui!!!!! ....aber Renault hat in der AMS versprochen sehr nachzubessern aufgrund negativer Kundenbefragungen!!!
Preis wir eher bei 50.000€ liegen. Innenausstattung WOW!!!!! Leistung WOW!!!!
Ich leite seit 30 Jahren den Alpine Freunde Franken Club, fahre seither auch A110 und nun auch noch Spider


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