Lotus and Alpine to develop an all-electric sports car togetherJanuary 14, 2021
It has long been known that Lotus and Alpine will team up for a common cause. Now the parties have signed a memorandum of understanding.
Automakers will develop a battery-powered sports car as part of a mutually beneficial cooperation. This project will bring together the resources and expertise of British and French specialists. This is where the details about the future electric car end. In the new development strategy, the management of Renault preferred not to reveal all the cards.
There was not even a hint of what brand the electric car will be released under – Alpine or Lotus? Some experts suggest that the new product can be called the successor of the current Alpine A110. The platform also raises a lot of questions.
The Lotus-Alpine collaboration will have two other aspects: the pooling of engineering expertise to develop joint services and the collaboration on the use of Alpine’s motorsport architecture. This is not only Formula 1, but also Formula E, as well as endurance racing. At the same time, it is on the royal races that Alpine makes the main bet.
As for the announced electric sports car, it could be a compact twin-engine sports coupe.
In terms of its dimensions, the novelty can be comparable to the A110 or Evora, and the role of the transmission will be given to an automatic gearbox.
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