Le Mans: Alpine unveils LMDh-class hypercar

Ahead of the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Alpine, the sports division of the French concern Renault, has unveiled the latest hypercar of the LMDh class, which will make its debut on the circuits of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2024 .

“Next season we will be very happy to be part of the Hypercar category and fight for high scores against rivals who are currently very strong in the WEC,” Alpine Racing said on social media, posting several images of the new product. were revealed. “Our machine is the result of close collaboration between the Alpine and Oreca teams, and this prototype paves the way for excellence in the automotive industry and success in sport.”

The Alpine sports prototype received the A424_β index and this is the first attempt of the French company to create a car of this class. 2021-2022 Factory Renault drivers raced in the WEC with old Oreca LMP1 sports prototypes rebranded as the Alpine A480, and this weekend the Alpine Elf Team will field two LMP2 class cars at Le Mans.

But in 2024, Renault will return to the highest WEC category.

“Today we are introducing the Alpine A424_β, our first Hypercar class, designed to make the strongest start to next year,” said Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine. “In line with our values, the new sports prototype symbolizes our brand’s commitment to the future.

The car looks fast, elegant and recognizable thanks to its characteristic design. Thanks to the efforts of our designers and our investment in this project, the Alpine A424_β symbolizes our present and our future.”

In 2024, Alpine will join manufacturers such as Toyota, Ferrari, Peugeot, Cadillac and Porsche in the top WEC category, where the BMW and Lamborghini works teams will also make their debut next year.

The first tests of the Alpine sports prototype are scheduled for the end of July, they will take place in France at the Lörsy-Levy circuit, located in the central part of the country, three hours from Paris.

Source: F1 News

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