Alpine has shown off its latest – the A110 Cup – which has been tagged with a €100,000 price just days before the first deliveries of A110 Premiere Edition are to commence.
Alpine revealed in a press released that the Alpine A110 Cup features a precise chassis, a 270hp engine for a weight of 1,050kg (3.9kg/hp), uncompromising safety features and the kind of on-board electronics commonly
seen an Endurance prototype. With the above features and more, the Alpine A110 Cup promises to deliver effectiveness and performance.
Built at Alpine’s Dieppe plant, the Alpine A110 Cup’s monocoque chassis has been modified to adapt the suspension geometry, reduce ride height (-40mm), provide mounting points for the roll cage and adapt the rigidity to racing requirements, especially as regards the level of grip procured by slick tyres. The design has also been managed as part of a partnership between Signatech and Renault Sport Racing, who provided their expertise and calculation facilities to the project.
In the engine compartment, these modifications resulted in the fitting of specific side members. Connected to the rear part of the roll cage, these magnificently sculpted aluminium components, machined from a solid block of metal, enable the mounting point of the upper wishbones to be raised. The lower wishbones are attached to the two joint-welded half-subframes supporting the powertrain.
At the front, these modifications have resulted in the fitting of a joint-welded subframe and attachment plates for the upper wishbones.
Supplied by Öhlins, the four spring-shock absorbers are compression- and rebound-adjustable.
Like the production car, the Alpine A110 Cup comes fitted with Michelin tyres. Slick and treaded tyres are designed to provide the best compromise between performance and durability.
Ready to race, the Alpine A110 Cup comes fitted with a set of premium safety features: specific Sabelt bucket seat with built-in head restraints, six-point HANS compatible harness, automatic fire extinguisher, dry battery, master switch, etc.
Like the production Alpine A110, the braking system is supplied by Brembo. Machined from a single piece of magnesium, the state-of-the-art six-piston callipers hold imposing ventilated discs, 355mm in diameter at the front and 330mm at the rear. The Alpine A110 Cup is equipped with ABS and traction control systems, which may be adjusted or disabled.