Track-focused Alpine A110 R unveiled

New A110 R to get aerodynamic improvements and lightweight materials to suit hardcore enthusiasts

  • Adjustable suspension
  • To be revealed at Suzuka race track
  • Matte blue paintwork inspired by Alpine F1 car

The Alpine A110 R becomes the most track-focused car from the brand, fitted with aerodynamic body panels made from lightweight materials to improve performance. The Alpine A110 R produces the same 296bhp as the Alpine A110 S, but cuts the 0-62mph figure to just 3.9 seconds thanks to the lightweight carbon fibre additions, including carbon fibre wheels that differ in design for the front and rear.

One of the most notable exterior differences is the matte blue paintwork from the Alpine F1 car, highlighting the relationship between the racing car and the A110 R. It also stands out from the regular Alpine A110 thanks to a vented bonnet, rear spoiler, and aerodynamic additions including a reprofiled rear diffuser all styled from carbon fibre.

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Inside, the A110 R has a set of carbon fibre seats covered in a grippy microfiber material that extends to the steering wheel, dashboard, and door panels. There is also an onboard telemetry system so that drivers can keep an eye on lap times.

Although the R model will make no more power than the A110 S, it does get a new exhaust system to make the engine more audible at higher revs. However, where the R really sets itself apart is its adjustable suspension that is lower and can be adjusted by owners for different roads or race tracks. It also gets a set of Michelin tyres that have been created with aggressive track driving in mind.

The A110 R is being revealed at the Formula 1 weekend in Suzuka, Japan this weekend, and will then make its way to the Paris Motor show for its European premiere on October 17.

Prices for the A110 R have yet to be announced, but considering the extensive upgrades, we expect a notable increase in price over the firm's Alpine A110 S model priced at £60,040. Order books open this month.

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