Alpine’s celebrating 100 years of Le Mans with a special edition of its ultimate A110 R
To coincide with the 100th running of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans, Alpine has revealed the new A110 R Le Mans. The special edition is a version of Alpine’s most extreme A110 derivative and will be limited to 100 units. Prices will start from 140,000 euros (£120,000).
Changes compared to the standard A110 R are entirely aesthetic, borrowing the white and blue livery from Alpine’s A480 racer. The bodywork is painted white, with a thin pair of blue stripes on the contrasting bonnet, roof and rear wing – all of which are made from lacquered carbon fibre. There are also blue highlights found on the rear wing end-plates, badging and sills, plus a blue pinstripe on the carbon wheels (which are now of the same design front-to-back) with matching brake calipers behind.
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The interior is largely carried over from the A110 R and features extensive use of Alcantara across the dashboard, doors and the one-piece Sabelt carbon fibre bucket seats that are finished with ‘24h Le Mans’ branding embroidered in the same blue from the exterior. There are no chassis or powertrain upgrades to the Le Mans special.
As a reminder, the A110 R itself is the brand’s new hardcore, track-focused flagship that features extensive weight reduction measures. At just 1,082kg, the A110 R represents a further 34kg weight saving compared to the already ultra-lightweight A110 S, while also featuring an optimised aero package designed to work in harmony with the completely new suspension setup.
Featuring the same 296bhp version of Alpine’s turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, the A110 R will hit 62mph in just 3.9 seconds and carry on to a 177mph top speed, a 0.3-second and 6mph improvement on the equivalently powered A110 S.
UK prices have yet to be confirmed, but expect a hefty increase compared to the base A110 R’s £89,990 price point which itself is a further £28,000 premium over the S and GT models.
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