Alpine A110 sports activities automobile spawns hardcore R variant


Alpine on Tuesday revealed a extra hardcore model of its A110 sports activities automobile, the A110 R.

The A110 made its debut on the 2017 Geneva auto present, and in 2020 the lineup was expanded with an A110 S which introduced a lift in energy and extra aggressive chassis tuning. The A110 R builds on the A110 S by eradicating weight, stiffening the suspension additional, and including aerodynamic mods.

The A110 R weighs in at 2,385 lb, which is down 75 lb on the A110 S. Key weight-saving mods embody a number of carbon-fiber substitute elements, together with for the rear windshield and engine cowl. Light-weight wheels and a pared-back inside with Sabelt Monitor bucket seats and 6-point harnesses have additionally made the lower.

Chassis upgrades embody lowered suspension, adjustable dampers, a Brembo brake bundle, and 18-inch carbon-fiber wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber.

2023 Alpine A110 R

2023 Alpine A110 R

The aerodynamic upgrades embody a vented hood, rear wing with swan-neck struts, aero discs on the rear wheels, and underbody components. These all assist enhance downforce with out including to total drag.

There isn’t any additional horsepower right here. The A110 R is powered by the identical mid-mounted 1.8-liter turbo-4 present in different A110 variants, with the automobile’s peak 296 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque matching the output of the A110 S. Nonetheless, there is a new exhaust system that gives a definite sound and is claimed to supply higher warmth insulation. Like all A110 variants, drive is to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.

2023 Alpine A110 R

2023 Alpine A110 R

Efficiency claims embody 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.9 seconds and a high velocity of 177 mph. That compares to the A110 S’s 0-62 mph time of 4.2 seconds and high velocity of 170 mph.

Order books for the A110 R open in November in markets the place Alpine operates. Pricing hasn’t been introduced but.

2023 Alpine A110 R

2023 Alpine A110 R

The A110 lineup is Alpine’s sole product at current however the firm has teased a trio of automobiles that can kick off an electrical transformation, together with an electrical substitute for the A110 being developed in partnership with Lotus.

The primary of those future EVs will arrive in 2024. Nonetheless, we’ll get a style of what is to return on Oct. 17 on the 2022 Paris auto present, the place Alpine will current an idea described because the embodiment of its future product technique and a brand new stage in its transformation into an EV firm.


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