Like Lotus, Alpine specializes in lightweight sports cars with agile handling and has an illustrious racing history. With its extensive use of aluminum, the retro-inspired Alpine A110 only weighs 2,380 pounds, making it one of the lightest sports cars on the market. Combining both company’s expertise could create the best-handling electric sports car ever made.
Lotus and Alpine will also develop joint services combining their engineering expertise, while Lotus will also “leverage Alpine’s motorsport platform covering Formula One to Formula E and Endurance.” Renault’s F1 team will be rebranded as Alpine for the upcoming season.
“Today’s announcement is the first step in what is set to be a hugely rewarding collaboration between our iconic brands. We are proud to be working with Groupe Renault in this collaboration – sharing Lotus’ technical expertise and abilities, and leveraging our long track record of successful collaborations,” said Phil Popham, CEO of Lotus Cars.