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A more powerful Alpine A110 is coming: New high-performance version set for Le Mans debut

Alpine has teased a new version of its Porsche Cayman-fighting A110, with a high performance model widely tipped to be revealed at Le Mans on June 15. 

The iconic French brand, which burst back onto the automotive scene after a long hiatus with the feather-light A110, has revealed few details about the its upcoming reveal, apart from dealing the badge and trim changes seen in the pictures above.

But it's thought that the new model will take advantage of the outputs that appear in the new Renault Megane RS, with the French hot hatch's turbocharged 1.8-litre engine good for 205kW and 390Nm. In the A110, that same engine currently produces 185kW and 320Nm.

The power boost should see the Alpine's zero-to-100km/h sprint time improve, too, which is currently pegged at 4.5 seconds, with the new model expected to be more a competitor for Audi's TT S and the Porsche Cayman S, rather than those brand's entry-level sports cars.

In less happy news, it will surely also have an influence on the price tag, which is currently starts at $99,000 for the Pure, and stretches to $104,000 for the Legende. Expect a high-performance model to sit above that pricing structure. 

We know little else about the new Alpine model for now, and so we'll instead leave you with the only comment the French brand has made to date, and that is; "soon..."


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