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So here comes the new Alpine A 110R.

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Finally, the teasing has ended. 

I heard some rumors about an extreme Alpine some months ago. And what I just read was conform to what I heard: An Alpine with 34 kilos removed, and some carbon parts here and there. And that the power would not change ( 300 HP / 340 Nm ). 

What I didn't know was that it would get some specific suspensions, adjustable, able to lower the chassis from 10 to 20 mm, compared to the S. 

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With the new aerodynamic settings, the max speed is higher: 285 Km/h ( instead of 275 for the S with the carbon rear spoiler and front lip )., 3, 9 seconds for the 0 to 100 Km/h, and the 0 to 1000 meters in 21, 9 seconds. 

There are some specific details I like a lot: The front hood, in carbon, with two front air intakes. The air diffusor in carbon and the specific wheels, in carbon, too. Note that the front wheels are different from the rear wheels.And the new exhaust line. 

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No more retro view, as the rear glass is in carbon, now.

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The Sabelt seats are specific to this model, more radical, in carbon. And the cool, very cool racing doors.

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I would have preferred the wheels to be the same than those on the front. 

And well, with another color than in blue, the body. With all these carbon parts, a grey paint would look better, in my opinion. 

So, all in all, some excellent ideas, here, A bit more power ( 320 HP, for example ) and a bit more torque ( 380 Nm ) would have been more consistent with this lightweight radical A110. 

What do you think? 

Best,

Nicolas

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mdg October 4th, 2022-14:37
The first photo is killer... ...kind of odd setting it in Japan, but still really cool. This might be a bit hard-core for a daily driver. It's too bad they don't sell this brand in the U.S. It's a really beautiful car : )
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amanico October 4th, 2022-14:40
The Japan photos are due to the fact that they will unveil it in Suzuka, the F1 track this week-end. Yes, a bit hard core due to the lack of rear view because of the carbon rear glass... But other than that, even if the suspensions are tougher, I think it is doable to drive in on a daily basis. Best, mon ami. Nicolas
mdg October 4th, 2022-14:43
Your roads are probably in better shape than the ones here in California... ...all we get for our tax dollars are more potholes!
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amanico October 4th, 2022-14:46
Highways, mostly, yes. Small roads, well, not so sure... ;) 
mdg October 4th, 2022-15:13
When driving on some of the major highways here... ...I think about what a german road engineer would think bouncing over the ruts and bumps, etc. They would weep uncontrollably : )
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amanico October 4th, 2022-15:26
That's why the chassis of the US cars is way more supple. ;) 
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ArmisT October 4th, 2022-14:53
Is the carbon rear glass only for the purpose of dropping weight? Isn’t the inability to see behind you through a back window problematic, even on a track? (assuming with other cars) It’s otherwise a beautiful car. Too bad not an option in the US market.
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amanico October 4th, 2022-14:55
And to add some extra fresh air to the engine. 
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ArmisT October 4th, 2022-14:59
Interesting. So there is no way for this to be driven on the street or highway…at least legally. 
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amanico October 4th, 2022-15:01
Strangely, it has the homologation to be driven on our roads. Not for the track only. 
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