Same architecture as the Alpine but a different design for the C120.
The small british brand Caterham has revealed that it continues to looking forward to a new model to complement its current range, which is based today exclusively on the radical Seven. This new model would be a sport of body building conventional, so that would be the continuation of the project that remained with Renault to revive Alpine.
Although the signature has sidestepped this project in their statements, since that ended abruptly with the separation of Renault and the consequent cancellation of the development of the model of Caterham, it’s more than obvious that the british brand speaks of a similar model. By its size, which for Caterham is strictly need a technology partner to be able to face the costly development of a new model to the full, so that these statements and what they really confirm is that they are now looking for that company.
In the words to Autocar, the head of Caterham, Graham MacDonald, confirmed that the signature wants to develop a new sports fully built, whose price and size are still to be defined, but that would be classic architecture, front-engine and rear-wheel drive.
The C120 was a small coupe very attractive.
This new model would be based on a completely different, according to MacDonald, “What you may not do is paste a few doors and a roof to a Seven. We want a more usability and comfort inside”.
I Recently was unveiled the scale model of the project C120, the twin of the Alpine that would be manufactured with the emblems of Caterham. This was discovered by the design studio that had developed, working jointly with the design team, the Alpine, on the premises of Renault in Guyancourt, Paris.
on The contrary, the model of which he speaks is currently Caterham, the C120 was going to be mid-engine, the architecture chosen by Renault for the
new Alpine, whose launch will be imminent.