According to a series of teasers posted on social media by Alpine, a new model, which in all likelihood is a more extreme variant of the of the A110 sports coupe, will be “coming soon from Dieppe to Le Mans”.
The two images and a GIF-like video reveal a container with the company’s logo on the doors and the silhouette of the A110 on one side, therefore it’s thought to be a preview of the upcoming track-focused model that will make its premiere at the famous endurance race, which takes place on June 15-16.
Our spy photographers have already immortalized it, when they caught a prototype on camera wearing a special livery inspired by the race car and the ‘A110 GT4’ lettering on the roof, hence the rumored name. Elsewhere, the scooped vehicle featured a different hood and smaller front splitter, along with a compact rear wing.
The biggest change will be the added power, with the 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine expected to kick out 300 PS (296 hp / 221 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, like the mill powering the Renault Megane RS Trophy and Trophy-R.
That would make it 48 PS (47 hp / 35 kW) and 80 Nm (59 lb-ft) of torque more powerful than the regular A110, and while it would not be prudent to talk numbers, the extra oomph and some weight reduction measures should yield a noticeable improvementover the 4.5-second 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of the base version.
Gepostet von Alpine am Donnerstag, 6. Juni 2019