Tuesday 7th December 2021
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page

 


Alpine goes racing again with A110 GT4. Image by Alpine.

Alpine goes racing again with A110 GT4
Alpine A110 GT4, prepared by Signatech, to compete as customer car in latter half of 2018.
<< earlier Alpine article     later Alpine article >>

 


News homepage -> Alpine news

Newer articles featuring 2018 Alpine A110

2018-10-12: First drive: Alpine A110

What's all this about?

Alpine has taken the showcase opportunity of the Geneva Motor Show to confirm it is heading back to top-level, track-based, production-based motorsports with this, the A110 GT4. It made its debut in Switzerland alongside the road-going Pure and Legende A110 models.

Has Alpine prepared the GT4 car itself?

No, it's developed by Signatech, Alpine's motorsport partner and the company behind the FIA World Endurance Series A470 LMP2 vehicles, as well as the A110 Cup.

I thought you said the GT4 marked the A110's return to racing?

It does. The A110 Cup was developed to highlight Alpine's return to making road cars and was a one-make series for amateur racers. The GT4 is a different kettle of fish but, brilliantly, if you've got an A110 Cup, you can have it upgraded to GT4 spec by Signatech, which will fit a series of components to transform the mid-engined marvel from Cup status to the relevant standards required for GT4.

Really?

Yes indeed, meaning you could be competing in the Alpine Cup one season and then the GT4 category the next, all in the same A110.

So what has happened to the A110 to turn it into a GT4?

It has the road car's aluminium chassis and double wishbone suspension, plus the mid-mounted, 1.8-litre turbocharged four-pot motor - however, this has been subjected to 'extensive upgrades' for the GT4 model. The racer also benefits from motorsport-specification springs and dampers, Brembo competition brakes, racing tyres, a downforce-generating front splitter and rear wing and a sequential competition transmission. While Signatech/Alpine won't confirm the GT4's exact weight or power output, it does say that the 316hp/tonne power-to-weight ratio the A110 possesses places it right at the limit of what's allowed by GT4 regulations. Talking of which, the A110 GT4 will be eligible for the SRO European GT4 Series, the international Creventic 24-Hour series and also a great number of one-off endurance events, like the Spa 24 Hours, so if you're a sportscar-racing fan, expect to see a lot of the A110 GT4 throughout the latter half of the 2018 season and throughout all of the 2019 campaign, and beyond.

Any thoughts from Alpine?

Indeed there are. Michael van der Sande, Alpine's managing director, said: "Alpine made its name by competing against other car makers and the new A110 GT4 by Signatech will see us return to that arena. I'm confident the car will be competitive; our ambition is for it to win races and championships. Now, amateur competitors can race with us in the Alpine Cup in a friendly and relaxed environment before upgrading their cars and tackling the highly-competitive GT4 series."

And what about Signatech?

Philippe Sinault, Signatech team principal, added: "Since 1990, Signatech has competed in various international motorsport series in both single-seaters and endurance racing, with enormous success. We've applied all of that experience and expertise to the development of the new A110 GT4 to make it a highly competitive racing car. Since teaming up with Alpine in the FIA World Endurance Championship, we've won races on three continents. In 2016, we won the LMP2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on our way to winning that year's championship. We look forward to enjoying that same level of success with Alpine in the GT4 category."



Matt Robinson - 6 Mar 2018



2018 Alpine A110 GT4. Image by Alpine.2018 Alpine A110 GT4. Image by Alpine.2018 Alpine A110 GT4. Image by Alpine.2018 Alpine A110 GT4. Image by Alpine. 








    - Alpine road tests
- Alpine news
- A110 images






Alpine lines up two special A110s. Image by Alpine.
Two Alpine special editions announced
The limited-edition Alpine A110 Légende GT and A110 Color Edition are restricted to 400 units each.
 
Is Alpine readying an A110 crossover? Image by Alpine.
Alpine A110 SportsX concept Paris
Alpine A110 SportsX show car said to be a one-off, but could it herald a rough-roads version of the mid-engined wonder?
Alpine reveals the latest A110 Rally. Image by Alpine.
Alpine A110 Rally
Alpine goes back to the motorsport it excels at, with the 300hp+, £134,500 A110 Rally.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ares
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston Martin
 Atalanta
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autofarm
 Autosport
 AVA
 Avatar
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bosch
 Bowler
 Brabham
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Cupra
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 DS
 Eagle
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Evisol
 Exagon
 FAB Design

 
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 Glickenhaus
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Google
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 HERE
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Ionity
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kahn
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes
 Mercedes-AMG
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercedes-Maybach
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 Michelin
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Mopar
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan
 NLV

 
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Polestar
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Range Rover
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 SCG
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 Startech
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Thunder Power
 Tojeiro
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 UKCOTY
 Vanda Electrics
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zarooq
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
 






External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2021 ©