Hotter Alpine A110 making its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

It's not racing, though.

Renault's Alpine division will soon introduce a hotter variant of the A110 coupe. The model will make its debut before the 24 Hours of Le Mans beginning on June 15.

Alpine previewed the model by posting a photo of a shipping container getting loaded onto a truck on its various social media accounts. The images don't tell us much, but insiders suggest the model the firm is shipping from its home in Dieppe, France, to Le Mans ahead of the big race is a street-going version of the GT4 car.

Motor1 learned the yet-unnamed variant of the A110 will be lighter than the regular-production model (pictured), which weighs 2,432 pounds in its lightest configuration, and it will benefit from various suspension and chassis tweaks to make it even more dynamic to drive. It will receive a 296-horsepower evolution of the standard car's turbocharged, 1.8-liter four-cylinder from the Megane RS Trophy. We expect the tweaks will make the A110 more track-capable than before.

Alpine will release additional details about its next A110 variants in the coming days. The model will go on sale in markets like Europe and Japan by the end of the year, but the French firm still has no plans to sell it in the United States.

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