The Alpine A110 R arrives on October 4 as the most radical version of the mid-engine sports car, and before we get to see it, the French carmaker showed its performance features in two short video teasers.
As can be seen in the videos, the A110 R accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph). Both numbers have been improved over the lesser variants, making it the fastest and fastest A110 to date. More specifically, in terms of the standard 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint, the A110 R is 0.3 seconds faster than the GT and S versions, and 0.6 seconds faster than the entry-level model pure. Also, the top speed of the A110 R is 35 km/h (22 mph) higher than that of the A110 GT and 25 km/h (16 mph) higher than that of the A110 S.
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In both teasers, we get to see the power and torque on the digital instrument panel, showing that the mid-mount, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine has the same 296 hp (221 kW/300 hp) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) as in the A110 GT and A110 S. This means that the improved performance is related to the lower weight and the tuning of the engine/gearbox.
In the previous teaser, Alpine revealed that the A110 R will have a redesigned body kit that includes a splitter, vented hood, extended side sills, a larger diffuser and a fixed rear wing. In addition, a set of lighter alloy wheels, improved brakes and a re-tuned suspension will contribute to a sharper ride. The latest videos reveal more of the exterior design, showing us the quadruple tailpipes on the diffuser, the aerodynamic alloy wheels, the red brake calipers and the carbon fiber treatment on the version-specific hood. Finally, we get to see the blue outer shade typical of Alpine’s surf.
The unveiling of the Alpine A110 R is just around the corner, so stay tuned for more details.