The new Alpine sports car will get the engine of Renault Clio RS

The company will equip its first Alpine after regeneration model a modified version of the engine by hot hatch Clio RS . The working volume of the engine will increase from 1.6 to 1.8 liters. Reported Automotivpress.fr.

The engine will be offered with three different impact: 250, 275 and 300 horsepower. And if the first two cases of the 200-strong motor Clio RS unit Alpine, in addition to the increased volume will vary only with new turbines and electronics, the most powerful version will be also different cylinder head and a redesigned cooling system.

It is expected that the new engine sports car Alpine will be paired with a robot EDC gearbox with two clutches, which is also used on the Clio RS. This unit will undergo revision as in its current form it is designed to work only with motors, the return of which is not more than 220 power and 260 Nm of torque.

The weight of the first sports car after the revival of Alpine range from 1.2 up to 1.3 tonnes.

pre-production version of the new model of the French brand was introduced in June on the race “24 Hours of Le Mans.” The prototype was named Celebration. At the end of June in the network got the patent image production version of the model. It was supposed that the novelty will receive a two-liter turbo engine from the hot hatch Megane RS.