Alpine has teased a new R variant of its mid-engined sports car

performance cars

Alpine already sells its A110 in standard, GT and A110 S guise, and even a ​’South Beach Colourway’ edition, but a sportier, more focused A110 R is coming. The French firm has hinted at the new car by posting a teaser video with audio of a revving engine and an R logo and posting an image of some new components.

The engine going through the gears sounds very similar to the turbocharged four-cylinder found in the current A110, albeit with an extra smattering of turbo flutter. The post also had the description “First clue: complete!”, alluding to engine testing being finalised.

We’ve also seen an ‘R’ badged A110 before in the shape of the R-GT rally car. While we don’t expect the A110 R to feature a six-speed sequential gearbox and a roll cage, it could receive the R-GT’s tuned version of the 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, pumping out over 300bhp.

The A110 R will be fully unveiled at the Suzuka F1 Grand Prix weekend in Japan on 4 October. Alpine has also revealed that the ‘R’ stands for radical, which is backed up by new images which show some of the performance tweaks it will boast.

performance cars

Alpine says the A110 R will be “an extreme version. Lighter. Sharper. And even more inspired by motor racing”, The firm also says it has been designed for the racetrack but will remain road legal.

We can see from the image that a new front bumper will feature a more aggressive lower splitter and a swan-neck rear spoiler should also produce extra downforce. There’s also a new side skirt fin, a fresh rear bumper and vented bonnet. To save weight, the roof could potentially be made from carbon fibre.

Inside, we can see six-point harness and bucket seats, although not quite as focused as the pair of Sabelt seats found in the R-GT rally car.

Attendees of the Paris Motor Show will be able to see Alpine’s latest creation in the metal from 17 October.

Now read on about the all-electric Alpine A110 concept here…

TECH NEWS RELATED

All-New Chevy Montana Debuts in Brazil, Still Not Good Enough for Canada

Photo: General Motors With demand for the Ford Maverick being so strong and the Hyundai Santa Cruz providing a sporty alternative, will other manufacturers come up with their own small pickup in the foreseeable future? That seems pretty unlikely. Ram hasn’t even brought back a midsize model yet, while ...

View more: All-New Chevy Montana Debuts in Brazil, Still Not Good Enough for Canada

RAM 1500 Revolution & Peugeot Inception concept to debut at 2023 CES

Automotive giant, Stellantis, is set to take to the stage at the upcoming 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to unveil an all-electric RAM 1500 concept and a brand-new Peugeot Inception concept. Chief at Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, will present a keynote address at the CES in January, where ...

View more: RAM 1500 Revolution & Peugeot Inception concept to debut at 2023 CES

Here's Why BMW Still Hasn't Given Up On Hydrogen

There are many aspects to hydrogen that could play a role in the future of motoring.

View more: Here's Why BMW Still Hasn't Given Up On Hydrogen

How Much Would Car Insurance Cost for an Infiniti G35?

The Infiniti G35 is a popular ride for a reason. There are several models available, making it a great choice if you want a custom driving experience. But it’s important to do your research on all aspects of vehicle ownership, and many drivers wonder how much car insurance costs ...

View more: How Much Would Car Insurance Cost for an Infiniti G35?

Camaro Passed Down To New Generation Of Gearhead

Vice Grip Garage might have a new member with the rate things are going. Dads are great, they show you the world for what it is, take care of you, and can make you feel really cool about yourself sometimes. Another thing dads are always great out is giving ...

View more: Camaro Passed Down To New Generation Of Gearhead

Best cars of the year: AA DRIVEN NZ Car of the Year 2022 recap

Photos / Supplied And so the big news has broken: from an incredibly diverse range of cars in 10 separate categories – everything from petrol, diesel, hybrid and plug-in – the Ford Ranger has been named the overall winner of the AA DRIVEN New Zealand Car of the Year ...

View more: Best cars of the year: AA DRIVEN NZ Car of the Year 2022 recap

Do You Need Instacart Auto Insurance?

First-time Instacart drivers often wonder if they need Instacart auto insurance. In recent years, ridesharing and on-demand delivery services have become incredibly popular. In fact, many insurance companies have even added supplemental coverage options to protect drivers who are using their vehicles for work or a side hustle. While ...

View more: Do You Need Instacart Auto Insurance?

Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Have Only 1 Engine Option, Here’s Why

Truck buyers have long since grown accustomed to having tons of customization options. Bed lengths, cab sizes, and powertrains often come in varieties. But if you’re taking a closer look at the new 2023 Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon, prepare yourself for fewer choices. While both are proving to be more than capable ...

View more: Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Have Only 1 Engine Option, Here’s Why

Wright To Debut In Pro Mod With Elite Motorsports

BMW Showcases Seven R 18 Custom Builds From Poland

Development begins on hydrogen fuel cell Toyota HiLux in the UK

New role at finance company

BMW iX5 Hydrogen production begins for initial test fleet

2 million people watched the Tesla Semi Delivery event on Twitter

Tesla sets sales record but production cut on cards

What is Government Auto Insurance?

Do You Need Uber Eats Insurance?

The Biggest 2022 Toyota Tundra Problems After 1 Year

What Discounts Does State Farm Provide? (2022 Guide)

GM Opens Canada’s First Full-Scale EV Plant

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News