The Alpine will not see a comeback. At least this is what Renault has decided, the reason being the disastrous economical situation that the world is facing. However, we will see a comeback of the Gordini brand in Europe with the introduction of a new Twingo Gordini model in 2010.

After Twingo, Renault will also launch enthusiast versions of the Clio and Megane Coupe. Renault’s global marketing director Stephen Norman revealed the company’s plan at an event following the Geneva expo. Mr. Norman confirmed that Renault had been forced to can certain new car endeavors – such as the proposed rebirth of the Alpine coupe.

"But Alpine is one of two sports car brands Renault owns,’ he said. ’Think of the possibility of sporty Renaults with steps up like the Mini Cooper and Cooper S."
Gordini models will be placed above the current RS models and will be recognized by their signature blue paint jobs and a pair of white stripes.

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