Alpine created a track-focused version for its nimble A110 following a simple yet effective recipe and created a car that could tackle many supercars on a tight track.
Renault was known for creating mass-market vehicles and also some of the best European hot hatches, such as the Clio Renault Sport and the Megane Renault Sport. But in its portfolio, it also had the Alpine brand that it bought in 1973, a small car manufacturer that stunned the world with its victories in rallies. But fast forward to 2017, and the Alpine badge was brought onto the world's automotive stage with a new product: the A110. But for some people, that was not enough. So Alpine pushed harder, and in 2023 it introduced the R version of them.
Featuring a 32 kg (70 lbs) lighter construction than its A110 S sibling, the R version confirmed that "light" was not enough for those who wanted to go faster around a track. In addition, along with the weight-reduction program, the car received a new look. At the front, the carbon-fiber hood sported vents and air intakes that enhanced the car's aerodynamics. In addition, a carbon-fiber lip was mounted at the bottom of the spoiler. To further enhance the downforce, the A110 R featured a swan-neck wing on the trunk and a new diffuser under the rear bumper. Last but not least, the car looked sportier thanks to its black greenhouse and carbon-fiber wheels.
Inside, the A110 R featured a race-inspired cabin fitted with a pair of carbon-fiber sports seats and a six-point harness. But still, on the center stack, it left the touchscreen for the infotainment system. The dashboard covered in Alcantara prevented window glare, helping the driver choose the right line around corners.
The car's underpinnings were also improved by a 10% stiffer suspension on both axles and adjustable shocks that could lower the car's ground clearance by 10 mm (0.4").
ENGINE SPECS - 1.8L 7AT RWD (300 HP)
|Power:||220.6 KW @ 6300 RPM|
300 HP @ 6300 RPM
296 BHP @ 6300 RPM
|Torque:||251 lb-ft @ 2400-6000 RPM|
340 Nm @ 2400-6000 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||11.9 gallons (45.0 L)|
|Top Speed:||177 mph (285 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.9 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||7-speed automatic DCT|
|Tire Size:||215/40 R18 // 245/40 R18|
|Length:||167.6 in (4257 mm)|
|Width:||70.8 in (1798 mm)|
|Height:||49.3 in (1252 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61.3/61.1 in (1,557/1,552 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||95.3 in (2421 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.2 in (107 mm)|
|Turning circle:||37.4 ft (11.4 m)|
|Unladen Weight:||2513 lbs (1140 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||2998 lbs (1360 kg)|