Renault Alpine is a French manufacturer of racing and sports cars, equipped with Renault engines. Jean Rédélé, the founder of Alpine, was originally Dieppe garage owner, who began to achieve considerable championship success in one of the few modern cars produced just after the Second World War. The company was bought in 1973 by Renault. Production of Alpine models ceased in 1995 and there are plans to bring the brand launched from 2017.
Using Renault 4CVs, Rédélé gained class victories in a number of important events, including the Mille Miglia and Coupe des Alpes. As built his experience with the small 4CV, he took a lot of changes, including for example special 5-speed transmission replaces the original 3-speed unit. For a lighter car provided he has a number of special versions with lightweight aluminum bodies; He in this row at Le Mans and Sebring with some success in the early 1950s.
Encouraged by the development of these cars and timely customer demand, he said the Societe Anonyme des Automobiles Alpine in 1954. The company was named after his Alpine Coupe des Alpes successes. He did not realize that last year in England, Sunbeam introduced a sports coupe derived from the Sunbeam-Talbot and Sunbeam Alpine. This call problem was causing problems for Alpine throughout its history. In May 2012, images of a new Renault Alpine concept titled as Renault Alpine A110-50 was leaked before its debut in Monaco. The Renault Alpine, styling is based on the Renault DeZir presented in 2010.
In November 2012, Renault and Caterham Cars announced the purchase by the latter of a 50% stake in Renault’s subsidiary Societe des Automobiles Alpine to create a joint venture owned equally by two parts, with the goal of developing affordable sports cars under the Alps (Renault) and Caterham brands will be available in 2016. in this partnership, Caterham acquired 50% ownership of Renault’s Dieppe assembly plant assets. On June 10, 2014, Renault announced that it repurchase the stake of Caterham cars SAAC, renaming it Société des Automobiles Alpine. During 2015, two new Alpine concepts are introduced the Alpine Celebration, unveiled at the Le Mans race weekend, and the CGI created Alpine Vision Gran Turismo. In February 2016, at a meeting held in Monte Carlo, Groupe Renault chief Carlos Ghosn unveiled the Alps Vision shower and announced a resumption in 2017 for the Alpine brand.