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Alpine A 110: My second stage of improvements is done.

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I will basically have four stages. 

The first stage, I already reported, was about the chassis, mainly: I put the Chassis of the S version in my Legende: Bigger anti roll bars, stiffer suspensions, new light rims, different geometry settings, and some other delicacies, such as a light lithium battery... 

The second stage is more mechanical: four changes have just been made, in July:

- A titanium exhaust, which has a superb sound ( 89 Db with the closed valves, 102 Db with the open valves ), which is very nice looking, too, AND which is super light: Only 3, 7 kilos! 

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And here, mounted on my car. Credit picture: Metal Customs:

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- Inverted ventilators, to aspire the fresh air and to reject the hot air of the engine, with the frame of an Alpine GT 4. 

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- A cover engine in Carbon, because the original was looking too cheap. ( Credit pictures: Waldow Performance )

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Original ( Credit picture: Unknown, but I will happily credit on request )

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- And, last but not least, a dynamic admission, for the engine to get more air. 

Here on another Alpine A110, the outcome is the same on mine ( top left of the engine ), the big hose directly going into the air box:

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I also added a new set of shift paddles, as the originals were a tad too small for my taste and use. 

Credit picture: MP REZEAU: 

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On my car: Before:

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After: 

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I also had my rims decorative heads polished an painted in a matching grey: 

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The outcome? 

The car is not radically transformed, but I already gained in weight ( 8, 5 kilos ) added to the 19, 5 kilos I saved during my first stage, which is already 28 kilos lighter. The car has a bit more HP ( around 15 ) and torque ( around 30 extra Nm ). 

I am impatiently waiting for stage 3 to get much more HPs ( circa 320 ), a bit more Nm ( around 375 ) around 42 kilos saved, but as it is right now, you can feel it even better, and it is a tad more... Raging, in its accelerations and in its behavior on the roads and tracks. And the sound is impressive: You hear the Turbo breathing even more, the dynamic admission is living, and the melody of the exhaust is  a totally different level. 

A small video to share the sound of the dynamic admission and the Turbo valve:




As I said, it is a " transitional " stage, to prepare for stage three and to give a conclusion to my technical improvements. 

Then, I will end with a new set of racing brakes, I will change the tires for larger ones and I will be done! 

How exciting it is to make your own car with all these changes! 

I will have to find a good nickname for my Alpine. I am working on that, too. 

Best,

Nicolas

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nafetS September 6th, 2021-13:19
Great car. Hope you‘re satisfied with your changes! 
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amanico September 6th, 2021-13:22
Yes, very satisfied, but I can do ( and I will ) even better. Stay tuned. 
VinnieD September 6th, 2021-13:20
by stage 3, you will have a mean track weapon This is a great journey. Imagine if we could do that to our watches: some more interior anglage here, some more polishing there...
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amanico September 6th, 2021-13:23
THAT would be great. In fact, we can, but with Independents. It is the same path I am taking. Improving the good and less good things on the Alpine. 
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templetowers September 6th, 2021-13:29
Very nice upgrades Nico ...and the exhaust sounds beautiful - don't stop activating that valve ! :) 
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amanico September 6th, 2021-13:36
I will try to take better videos. The sound of the exhaust is really magic. 
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vitalsigns September 6th, 2021-13:40
Very nice, my friend... Always great to customize cars to our own liking The dynamic turbo aspiration is wild. Sounds a bit like Darth Vader breathing...hey, there's a nickname...Vader! Goes well with your color scheme too Nice meaty tires. Michelin PS4? John
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amanico September 6th, 2021-13:43
Yes, Michelin PS4. Bravo! I will upgrade them with PS4 DT1, the A 110S version, for a better grip. Now, if I still have some money, I will go for a Carbon Roof, and some modifications about the interior. 
mdg September 6th, 2021-14:30
This is such a beautiful car... ...that is virtually unknown in the U.S. What a shame we don't get to see these on the road, or get the chance to drive them.
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amanico September 6th, 2021-14:31
Yes, it is a pity, and I don't know why Alpine and / or Renault are not imported in the US. Too small engines? 
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