The brand new model might resemble the A110 R to the informal observer, however a better inspection reveals extra options aimed toward enhancing observe occasions.
These embrace flics on the entrance fascia, a small stabilizing fin on the engine cowl, a bigger rear wing with guide adjustment, and the addition of a ducktail spoiler.
The wheels are additionally a brand new design (the A110 R makes use of 18-inch carbon-fiber wheels with aero discs) and it seems the brakes are a distinct design to these discovered on the A110 R.
It is not clear if a extra highly effective model of the A110’s 1.8-liter turbo-4 is being examined. The engine’s output presently peaks at 296 hp in each the A110 R and lesser A110 S. The only transmission supplied within the A110 vary is a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized, and this ought to be unchanged in any future A110 variant.
2024 Alpine A110 RS spy pictures – Picture credit score: Baldauf
Ought to the automotive go into manufacturing, it is not clear what such a mannequin can be known as, although RS or even perhaps Trophy, each designations utilized by Alpine’s Renault mother or father on high-performance fashions, often is the route Alpine takes.
Alpine hasn’t introduced plans for a brand new A110 variant however with the corporate set to transition to a totally electrical model shortly, a hardcore particular could also be used to bid farewell to the internal-combustion engine.
Alpine has already introduced an EV lineup of seven fashions to be launched this decade. The primary can be a sizzling hatch called the A290 primarily based on a new Renault 5. It is due in 2024, which is when the brand new A110 variant is likely to be launched.
A redesigned A110 will even type a part of the long run EV lineup. It is due round 2026.
A few of these electrical Alpines will attain the U.S. The French efficiency marque in June stated it plans to start U.S. sales in 2027. A pair of crossovers in the identical segments because the Porsche Macan and Cayenne are regarded as the primary arrivals.