Alpine has been noticed testing a brand new model of its A110 mid-engine sports activities automotive that seems to be extra excessive than the already hardcore A110 R launched final 12 months.
The brand new model might resemble the A110 R to the informal observer, however a better inspection reveals extra options aimed toward enhancing observe occasions.
These embody flics on the entrance fascia, a small stabilizing fin on the engine cowl, a bigger rear wing with guide adjustment, and the addition of a ducktail spoiler.
The wheels are additionally a brand new design (the A110 R makes use of 18-inch carbon-fiber wheels with aero discs) and it seems the brakes are a special design to these discovered on the A110 R.
It is not clear if a extra highly effective model of the A110’s 1.8-liter turbo-4 is being examined. The engine’s output at present peaks at 296 hp in each the A110 R and lesser A110 S. The only transmission provided within the A110 vary is a 7-speed dual-clutch automated, and this needs to be unchanged in any future A110 variant.
2024 Alpine A110 RS spy photographs – Photograph credit score: Baldauf
Ought to the automotive go into manufacturing, it is not clear what such a mannequin could be known as, although RS or even perhaps Trophy, each designations utilized by Alpine’s Renault mother or father on high-performance fashions, stands out as the route Alpine takes.
Alpine hasn’t introduced plans for a brand new A110 variant however with the corporate set to transition to a totally electrical model shortly, a hardcore particular could also be used to bid farewell to the internal-combustion engine.
Alpine has already introduced an EV lineup of seven fashions to be launched this decade. The primary might be a sizzling hatch known as the A290 primarily based on a brand new Renault 5. It is due in 2024, which is when the brand new A110 variant is perhaps launched.
A redesigned A110 may even type a part of the long run EV lineup. It is due round 2026.
A few of these electrical Alpines will attain the U.S. The French efficiency marque in June mentioned it plans to start out U.S. gross sales in 2027. A pair of crossovers in the identical segments because the Porsche Macan and Cayenne are considered the primary arrivals.