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Should GTA's be 'badged up' as Alpines or Renault Alpines?

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Alpine or Renault????

Postby ben » Fri May 07, 2004 10:06 am

Should GTA's be 'badged up' as Alpines or Renault Alpines?
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Postby simontaylor » Fri May 07, 2004 11:01 am

Very good question?
In fact I am just re-imaging my early GTA from a Renault to an Alpine. I'm replacing Renault for Alpine on the nose cone badge, the wheel covers and the RENAULT decal from the LHS of rear bumber.
For me, the car is an Alpine because it came out of the Dieppe Alpine factory. It was launched in the UK as a Renault because of the Sunbeam Alpines in the UK (copyright problems) and also Renault provided the distributerships.
As an Alpine, the cars are a little more eliteist (for us badge snobs), perhaps rarer and much more interesting to those that just see Renault as an ordinary car manufaturer.
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Postby David Gentleman » Fri May 07, 2004 4:00 pm

Even Renault wanted this. The A610 has no badging other than the Alpine nosecone badge
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Postby peterg » Fri May 07, 2004 6:09 pm

I think Renault only wanted it to increase sales, but i do agree....theres something interesting and different about saying you own an Alpine. Renault has never produced niche market cars like the Alpines and probably never will again......a shame really cause they could use the marque in the way that Ford use Cosworth and BMW use 'M' if they chose. (same could be said for Fiat and Abarth.....which they are currently using for bodykitted versions of fairly standard cars). Renault Sport just doesnt have a ring about it.....especially after they badged run of the mill Euroboxes like the Megane as 'Sport'
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Postby David Gentleman » Fri May 07, 2004 7:28 pm

Take the Renault Spider, basically like an Elise in most ways, but Lotus have sold thousands, and rely on that car alone now; the Spider should have sold as many if it was badged differently
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Postby stevev6 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:03 pm

peterg wrote:I think Renault only wanted it to increase sales, but i do agree....theres something interesting and different about saying you own an Alpine. Renault has never produced niche market cars like the Alpines and probably never will again......a shame really cause they could use the marque in the way that Ford use Cosworth and BMW use 'M' if they chose. (same could be said for Fiat and Abarth.....which they are currently using for bodykitted versions of fairly standard cars). Renault Sport just doesnt have a ring about it.....especially after they badged run of the mill Euroboxes like the Megane as 'Sport'


What is the Clio V6 then? Mass produced? :roll:
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Postby stephendell » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:47 am

The A610 has no badging other than the Alpine nosecone badge


What about the huge Renault diamond on top of the engine :wink:
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Postby stephendell » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:48 am

Spider should have sold as many if it was badged differently


Mr Holt can tell a story about that one.

a shame really cause they could use the marque in the way that Ford use Cosworth and BMW use 'M' if they chose


The Alpine marque is meant to back in 2010...
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Postby mellowyellowa610 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:14 am

Lets just hope if it is brought back, it's on something WORTHY of the name.


The Alpine marque is meant to back in 2010...
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Postby phildini » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:19 am

it's got to be mid engine too
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Postby Juzzblack » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:18 pm

phildini wrote:it's got to be mid engine too


Na, rear engined! :P

Porsche have already tried that one more, more than once, everyone still aspires too and still see the 911 as the only proper Porsche! :D
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Postby 2P5T » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:53 pm

simontaylor:
In fact I am just re-imaging my early GTA from a Renault to an Alpine. I'm replacing Renault for Alpine on the nose cone badge..

Is there not a depression in the nose cone of the 'A' badged cars to accomodate the circular badge? (Mine has the small Renault diamond).
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Postby Juzzblack » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:24 am

Yes the 'A' badged cars have a circular depression for the badge. Mine has the Renault diamond too. Well, it did have until someone nicked it! Luckily Mr Large Van Shrapnel has provided me with a new one I've not stuck on yet! :D
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