Alpine and its WEC partners Signatech have worked together to produce a 500bhp monster because they aren't just about to send an ordinary A110 R up the mountain in Colorado.
The A110 Pikes Peak
The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine's additional power is reportedly made possible, at least in part, by a new roof scoop that forces air into it. The bodykit also features a big front splitter, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and of course the enormous back wing. We adore the unique wheel covers and the modern lighting as well.
We're dealing with Alpine, so even with all the additional carbon fibre added to the body, the A110 R's kerbweight has been lowered to only 950 kg. Given that the basic track-ready version weights 1,082kg, that is really astounding.
Raphael Astier, a Frenchman, will be tasked with driving the A110 Pikes Peak as quickly as possible when the race takes place in June. The car is eligible for the production-based Time Attack 1 category because it is closely related to the road-going version (aero not included).
Unfortunately, Alpine refers to the A110 Pikes Peak as a "one-off" thus it's doubtful the wing will be included to the road car configurator very soon. Shame.
NEW Alpine A110 Pikes Peak - Premiere