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Mexicans to Build New Alpine A-110

A Mexican group is planning to revive the Renault Alpine A110, dubbing it the SST-77.

During the sixties and seventies, Mexico was licensed to build the Alpine A110, which it named the Dinalpin – a portmanteau that combines DINA, a Mexican automotive producer, and the French Alpines. With the revival of Renault’s former rally racing brand, today a group of Mexicans, led by Miguel Jimenez, wants to revive the Dinalpin with a streamlined design named the SST-77. Part of the project will be to build a new body made of fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon-fiber designed by Alejandro Castaneda.

This will then be mounted on a chassis developed by Mexico Auto Design, which is located in the same city where the Dinalpin was originally built.The SST-77 sports car will be lightweight, agile, high performance, and handmade in limited numbers. No other information has been provided about the project. Renault recently revealed it’s working with Caterham to get a new Alpine revival out by 2015. So the Mexican’s are up against it to get its fledgling project completed first.

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