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Oct 29.17 Less Weight, More Power: Magnesium Takes Alpine Racing
Alpine (otherwise known as The Société des Automobiles Alpine SAS), French manufacturer of racing and sports cars (estd. 1955, acquired by Renault in 1973), unveils its newest racer, destined to compete in a one-make, six-round European racing series next year.
Thirty kg lighter than the production A110 and nearly 20bhp more powerful, the limited-to-twenty edition features off-the-shelf Brembo brake kits, with each six-piston caliper machined from a single piece of magnesium that squeeze 355mm rotors at the front and 330mm at the rear.
Other specs: Limited-slip rear differential, traction control, ABS, six-speed sequential gearbox, 18-inch wheels, Michelin slick or grooved racing tires,
weight 2,314 pounds. Base price is ˆ100,000 ($116,000)
Air conditioning standard.
Designed and produced with Renault Sport Racing by Signatech, builder of Alpine’s World Endurance Championship racecars.
Watch the “concept-to-reality” Alpine A110 video documentary at http://www.motorward.com/2017/07/alpine-a110-cup-race-car-officially-announced/

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