Here comes the most extreme version of theAlpine A110. It’s about the “R” pushed by 300hp 1.8-litre which is mainly characterized by the great work of the technicians on weight reduction, which has led to a saving 34 kg compared to the A110 S. The aerodynamics have also been reworked for improve the aerodynamic load and reduce resistance. For the first time in the A110 range, some components such as the bonnet, rear window and diffuser have been revisited, becoming specific to this version. Even the chassis it is exclusive to the A110 R. All interventions allow the sports car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
Alpine A110 R features from F1
Alpine A110 R is the most extreme version of the A110 range. As per tradition, Alpine technicians have improved performance by acting on the aerodynamics and overall weight of the car, integrating the technologies derived from Formula 1.
The specific rear wing a swan neckthe revised flat bottom and diffuser, as well as the 100% carbon rimsensure greater stability when cornering and at high speed.
The A110 R boasts significantly higher rear downforce than the A110 S Kit Aero, with an improvement in 29 kg at maximum speed and consequent optimization of the balance in fast corners. Drag was simultaneously reduced by 5% (in track trim), allowing it to reach a record top speed of 285 km/h.
Alpine A110 R aerodynamics
In developing the car, Alpine engineers have tried to achieve the better aerodynamic load/drag ratio. The front, therefore, is equipped with the same carbon blade as the A110 S, but with the shutters air inlet valves integrated in the bumper have managed to increase the downforce by 14 kg at the front.
Behind the diffuser has been revised and designed in carbon and glass fiber to reduce weight. With enlarged dimensions and greater rear extension, it generates a fast airflow at the underbody level and therefore accentuates the low-pressure area. With side flaps placed vertically, limits turbulence aerodynamics.
Also added was a fairing to isolate the diffuser as much as possible from the perturbations caused by the rotation of the wheels.
The fins have also been modified: they are now more imposing, lowered and with a profile designed to guide the air all the way to the bottom of the diffuser. Finally, the fairings on the suspension arms rear increases the efficiency of the diffuser and the flat bottom.
Alpine’s engineers and thermal specialists also worked on the exhaust system. The double terminal that characterizes the A110 provides on the R a double wall in 3D printing to isolate exhaust gases and protect adjacent components.
How it works is simple: the outer wall stay cold compared to the temperature of the gases passing in the central tube, thus helping to create a balance between inside and outside. Furthermore, the sound is more incisive: having eliminated the exhaust valve and optimized the geometry of the double terminal, this was exactly the case limited breath under acceleration to match Alpine’s sonic signature.
Alpine A110 R carbon fiber
Thanks to the intensive use of carbon fiber both outside and in the cockpit, the new Alpine A110 R weighs only 1,082kgi.e. 34 kg less than the A110 S. With a weight/power ratio reduced to 3.6kg/hpcovers i 1,000 meters from a standing start in 21.9 seconds.
Carbon fiber was used, in particular, for the hood that weighs so 2.9 kg less, helping to improve performance and top speed. The hood is also equipped with two vents for aerodynamic optimization.
The rims too, made with the supplier DuqueineI’m completely in carbon. They were designed with a triple objective: to improve the car’s performance thanks to its greater lightness; optimize aerodynamics, but also the brake cooling. Therefore allow you to reduce the weight of 12.5kg compared to the A110 S.
The rear window, produced entirely in carbon, is the highlight of the rear of the car. Replaces rear glass e covers the engine compartment, incorporating the third brake light in the centre. The rear window also integrates two intake grilles.
The monocoque seats Sabelt track, entirely designed in carbon fibre, reduce the weight of the car by 5 kg. The driver and passenger seats are equipped with 6-point seat belt.
Alpine A110R engine
The Alpine A110 R is powered by 1.8 liter 4-cylinder turbo engine with 7-speed automatic transmission with wet dual clutch. The maximum torque of 340Nm is available from 2,400 rpmwhile the maximum power of 300hp is achieved at the regime of 6,300 rpm.
With automatic start function Launch Controlthis new sports car reaches 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, for a top speed of 285 km/h.
Alpine A110 R chassis and set-up characteristics
The settings and ad hoc tuning of the chassis of the new Alpine A110 R introduce big changes. The ground clearance is lowered by 10 mm compared to the A110 S. Thanks to the adjustable shock absorbers, the height can be reduced by a further 10 mm. The specific anti-roll bars feature stiffness increased by 10% at the front and 25% at the rear compared to the A110 S.
The same goes for the suspension springs, which guarantee 10% more stiffness at the front and rear. The specially developed shock absorbers offer a hydraulic adjustment to personalize the driving experience. There 20 click dial allows you to adjust the effort/speed ratio in the compression/release phase.
The new Alpine A110 R is equipped with semi-slick tires as standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 from 215/40 R18 at the front and 245/40 R18 at the rear.
Alpine A110 R Brembo brakes
The high-performance braking system Brembo of the new A110 R consists of bi-material discswith a diameter of 320mm at the front and at the rear. In addition, the engineers worked on a unique system brake cooling.
There are four specific components that contribute to the achievement of this goal. The vents present on both sides of the front upper arms ei ducts fixed to the fairing, under the vehicle, serve to better direct the flow of air towards the brake discs in order to cool them. Thanks to these components, the efficiency/strength of the brake cooling system has been improved by over 20%.
Like the other versions in the range, the Alpine A110 R also offers three customizable riding modes: Normal, Sport and Track.
Depending on the selected mode, it changes the responsiveness of the accelerator pedal and engine, the sensitivity of the power steering, the gear change laws and the sensitivity of the ESC. The on-board telemetry system “Alpine Telemetrics”, offered as standard, displays the technical data in real time, in the form of pressure gauges and histograms: turbo pressure, transmission temperature, torque, power, steering wheel angle and accelerometer. The integrated chronograph measures and records performance in track sessions.
Alpine A110 R microfiber cockpit
The interior of the Alpine A110 R is entirely in microfiberincluding door panel trim. The traditional door opening handles are replaced by red straps.
The steering wheel is also covered in microfibre, with gray seams. A mix of aesthetics, authenticity and efficiency, for an internal environment at the top of sportiness. In the passenger compartment there is also the specific plate which incorporates the profile of the car and identifies this super sports model.
Alpine A110 R prices
The price of the Alpine A110 R starts from 107,000 euros VAT included. The 32 pieces of the limited edition dedicated to Fernando Alonso start from 148,000 euros.
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