Alpine presents Alpenglow Hy4 at WEC Spa race

The first rolling version of the Alpine Alpenglow concept car (named Hy4) was presented at Spa-Francorchamps today ahead of round three of the FIA WEC, the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

The Alpine Alpenglow Hy4 will make its first public display tomorrow (Saturday) with demonstration runs.  It will also be present for further demonstration laps at next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans – round four of WEC (15-16 June).

Alpine is reconciling environmental innovation and performance through its hydrogen combustion engine technology. This technology offers a new approach to decarbonising motor racing and a possible avenue for sports cars.

Alpenglow is currently fitted with a 4-cylinder development engine, a working phase before the presentation of an all-new V6 engine specifically designed to be powered by hydrogen, developed entirely by Alpine. It will be unveiled in a second rolling version before the end of the year.

The hydrogen-powered Alpine Alpenglow Hy4 concept has been refined further. It now has a two-seater cockpit and adopts several features synonymous with performance, such as a proper racing steering wheel and new wheel rims evoking a sense of speed. Its design also reveals many hints of the brand's future stylistic evolutions.

Bruno Famin, VP Alpine Motorsports: "As part of our active participation in decarbonising motorsports, we see the hydrogen internal combustion engine as an extremely promising solution. Hydrogen could very well be an essential step in decarbonising the next generations of Formula 1 and Endurance cars, particularly by switching to liquid storage in the future to boost performance. The Alpenglow concept perfectly illustrates this, a genuine technological laboratory for developing tomorrow's hydrogen engines."

Click HERE to read the full press release from Alpine.

 Fans attending this weekend’s WEC race at Spa can also visit a special Hydrogen Village in the fan zone where the Mission H24 hydrogen electric prototype will also be displayed and complete demo laps ahead of tomorrow’s race.