On the eve of its official presentation, the Alpine A110 R reveals some of its features on video. Lightened and sharpened, it is on a par with a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 against the clock. The car will be one of the stars of the Paris Motor Show in October 2022.
Alpine is raising the pressure on the A110 R. Is it that of its supercharging? Maybe not. But less than twenty-four hours from its official presentation, the most radical variant of the Dieppe berlinetta already reveals some of its performance through two teasers video.
Power unchanged, speed up
The A110 R promises to be a variant designed for the track, equipped with lightened body panels, exclusive rims, a specific aerodynamic kit and reworked suspensions. Supporting images from the speedometer, Alpine announces a top speed of 285 km/h, or 10 km/h more than an A110 S fitted with the optional Aero Kit. And this, without any gain in power or torque from the four-cylinder 1.8 l turbo it seems, since the handset in question displays 300 hp and 340 Nm, as on board the S model.
We note in passing that the engine speed does not exceed 6,200 rpm, which suggests that maximum power is reached earlier than on board the A110 S (6300 rpm). This short clip also allows a glimpse of a carbon fiber exterior element.
100 km/h in less than 4 seconds
The most recent video announces the acceleration capabilities of the A110 R, and more precisely a time of 3.9 s to go from 0 to 100 km/h. It’s 0.3s better than an A110 S, and it’s even as good as a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 with PDK. With an atmospheric flat-six of 420 hp, the German must deal with a mass of 1,525 kg empty when the French must barely exceed one ton, an A110 S already weighing only 1,109 kg empty. If the 718 remains faster in peak (302 km / h), the A110 R could be much less equipped than its rival to stick to its “circuit” orientation.
the teaser reveals in passing a unique double round exhaust outlet. The Alpine A110 R will be unveiled in due form on Tuesday October 4, 2022, before being exhibited at the Paris Motor Show 2022 from October 18 to 23.