Alpine A 110: My second stage of improvements is done.
Sep 06, 2021,12:55 PM
I will basically have four stages.
The first stage, I already reported, was about the chassis, mainly: I put the Chassis of the S version in my Legende: Bigger anti roll bars, stiffer suspensions, new light rims, different geometry settings, and some other delicacies, such as a light lithium battery...
The second stage is more mechanical: four changes have just been made, in July:
- A titanium exhaust, which has a superb sound ( 89 Db with the closed valves, 102 Db with the open valves ), which is very nice looking, too, AND which is super light: Only 3, 7 kilos!
And here, mounted on my car. Credit picture: Metal Customs:
- Inverted ventilators, to aspire the fresh air and to reject the hot air of the engine, with the frame of an Alpine GT 4.
- A cover engine in Carbon, because the original was looking too cheap. ( Credit pictures: Waldow Performance )
Original ( Credit picture: Unknown, but I will happily credit on request )
- And, last but not least, a dynamic admission, for the engine to get more air.
Here on another Alpine A110, the outcome is the same on mine ( top left of the engine ), the big hose directly going into the air box:
I also added a new set of shift paddles, as the originals were a tad too small for my taste and use.
Credit picture: MP REZEAU:
On my car: Before:
I also had my rims decorative heads polished an painted in a matching grey:
The car is not radically transformed, but I already gained in weight ( 8, 5 kilos ) added to the 19, 5 kilos I saved during my first stage, which is already 28 kilos lighter. The car has a bit more HP ( around 15 ) and torque ( around 30 extra Nm ).
I am impatiently waiting for stage 3 to get much more HPs ( circa 320 ), a bit more Nm ( around 375 ) around 42 kilos saved, but as it is right now, you can feel it even better, and it is a tad more... Raging, in its accelerations and in its behavior on the roads and tracks. And the sound is impressive: You hear the Turbo breathing even more, the dynamic admission is living, and the melody of the exhaust is a totally different level.
A small video to share the sound of the dynamic admission and the Turbo valve:
As I said, it is a " transitional " stage, to prepare for stage three and to give a conclusion to my technical improvements.
Then, I will end with a new set of racing brakes, I will change the tires for larger ones and I will be done!
How exciting it is to make your own car with all these changes!
I will have to find a good nickname for my Alpine. I am working on that, too.
I will basically have four stages. The first stage, I already reported, was about the chassis, mainly: I put the Chassis of the S version in my Legende: Bigger anti roll bars, stiffer suspensions, new light rims, different geometry settings, and some othe...
Always great to customize cars to our own liking The dynamic turbo aspiration is wild. Sounds a bit like Darth Vader breathing...hey, there's a nickname...Vader! Goes well with your color scheme too Nice meaty tires. Michelin PS4? John
But they seem to look like they belong. To me, I think size is less of an issue and it’s more how do they feel. Both in terms of feel to the touch and then when actually using (I guess like chronograph pushers). What a great project, roll on next summer !...