Renault Alpine Based on Nissan GT-R?

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For a while now, rumors of the Alpine’s return have made headlines, but every one was proven to be just a myth. The one we’re still hoping to become reality is that the French carmaker wants to bring a concept based on the original design to celebrate the Alpine’s 50th anniversary at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.
Renault marketing director Stephen Norman spoke to HeadlineAuto about such a project, suggesting this will be a sportscar with a bit of comfort, not focusing solely on being light. Norman says the Alpine needs to be "made to the highest specification. We can't come out with something that has wind-up windows and rubber mats. We can't lift things from the parts bin, we have to make a business case for it and we have not yet done that."

CadAdvice, who first picked up on the story suggest the Nissan GT-R would serve as a starting point. However, it won’t simply be a case of swopping bodies and changing interiors. We’re pretty sure that Renault will make the concept either electric or a hybrid, and that the production model is still a long way off.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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