If the Alpine sportscar is one of the few cars you are anxiously waiting for its revival, unfortunately the wait has gotten longer as this particular model will not be out sooner than 2017. Renault boss Bernard Ollivier revealed this to Australian Motoring that the production version of the Celebration concept will not be launched next year as originally planned and they will not rush things just to meet the deadline.
It may sound like a bad thing, but Renault wants to make sure that the car is “absolutely perfect” before it hits the assembly line which is now expected to take place in 2017. But like how the date was pushed further in this case, it might be pushed again in the future until everything is ready.
The power plant for the Alpine has yet to be disclosed, but rumours suggest that it will be housing a turbocharged 1.8-liter adapted from the 1.6-liter TCe found in the Clio RS. It is also rumoured that it will come in three different configurations: 250PS, 275PS and 300PS. The engine is believed to be paired with Renault’s Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox.