We’re nonetheless jubilant over the actual fact there is a fashionable Alpine sports activities automobile, on this case the A110 that made its debut on the 2017 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present.
Sure, although North America is not handled to the spritely French sports activities automobile, we’re nonetheless completely happy to admire it from afar. However now our jealousy grows as Alpine has simply launched a brand new variant of the A110.
2019 Alpine A110 GT4 race automobile
The automobile known as the A110S, and it was revealed on Thursday forward of a market arrival late this 12 months. It has been developed utilizing classes discovered within the A110 racing program, particularly from growth of the A110 GT4 race automobile launched for the 2019 motorsport season, and sure there’s extra energy on faucet.
Mounted within the center is the usual A110’s 1.Eight-liter turbocharged inline-Four, however energy is up 40 horsepower to a brand new complete of 292, thanks principally to elevated increase strain from the turbo. Peak torque stays unchanged at 236 pound-feet however arrives over a wider band. Additionally unchanged is the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which diverts drive to the rear wheels solely.
2020 Alpine A110S
With simply 2,456 kilos to hold, you possibly can wager efficiency is scintillating. Alpine quotes a Zero-62 mph time of Four.Four seconds—Zero.1 seconds faster than the usual A110—and high velocity of 162 mph.
The chassis has been tweaked to match the additional energy, with the trip peak dropped by Four millimeters, plus extra highly effective Brembo brakes (usually an possibility on the usual A110) and new wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Four tires added. The digital stability management has additionally been tweaked to be much less restrictive.
2020 Alpine A110S
There are a number of visible tweaks, too. Carbon fiber and orange accents characteristic on the outside, whereas contained in the designers have added new trim materials with accent stitching, plus a leather-based steering wheel and aluminum pedals.
Pricing begins at slightly below $75,000 in markets the place the A110 is bought.