Renault teasing Alpine LMP2 prototype image

The French based automaker Renault has recently released a first teaser image with the Alpine LMP2 prototype, which will mark the company’s return to Le Mans.

The 24 Hours of the Le Mans is one of the most popular endurance competition in motorsport and after a 35-year absence, Renault is planning to return with to the competition. The model which will mark Renault’s return to Le Mans will be an Alpine LMP2 and in order to highlight it for the first time, the carmaker has released the first teaser image with it. The racer pictured above is actually a prototype and final version will take several years to be launched.

“Alpine’s return to the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013 marks the beginning of a new adventure which is set to last. The passion that drives us is matched only by the humility and careful attention paid to costs that epitomize this comeback which itself has been made possible thanks to the involvement of our partners and supporters who I would like to thank formally here”, said the Renault COO, Carlos Tavares.

The Renault Alpine LMP2 prototype in question has an Alpine chassis and it’s producing a total output of 500 HP (368 kW) out of its Nissan engine. The prototype will be unveiled on the 24th of March. The final production variant, which will be ready for track, will be seen in 2016.