Alpine has a long history of competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, including an overall win in 1978, and the company is preparing to unveil a new LMDh Hypercar entry at this year's event. The Alpine A110 R Le Mans edition now debuts as a tribute to the brand's past and future competition in the world-famous endurance race. It's limited to 100 units and costs the equivalent of €140,000 (approx. £120,500). Alpine begins taking orders for them on the 8th of June.
The A110 R is the starting point for this special edition, and this version retains the model's carbon-fibre bonnet, roof, engine cover, rear wing, and wheels. This edition gains what Alpine calls a Road & Track chock that lowers and stiffens the car by five percent. There are also revisions to the suspension setup versus the standard model.
Gallery: Alpine A110 R Le Mans
Aesthetic tweaks to the Le Mans version include a white body with blue accents including a double stripe that runs the length of the body. There are matching end caps on the wing and piping on the wheels. The rear boot lid gains a more prominent centre fin, which Alpine says is a nod to the A480 race car. Le Mans badges appear on the front spoilers, side sills, and headrests. A laser engraving of the track outline is on the sun visor. A plaque shows that this car is one of 100.
A110 R Le Mans edition buyers get a few additional perks. They get accesses to Alpine Elf Endurance Team facilities in 2024. Plus, these folks get to take a lap of Le Mans on the morning before the start of the race.
The Le Mans edition follows the A110 R Fernando Alonso that costs a hefty €148,000 (£127,400) in France whereas the standard R is €105,000 (£90,400). It's available in a limited run of 32 units, which refers to the number of grands prix victories for the F1 veteran.
This special edition comes exclusively in matte blue and has Alonso's signature on rear quarter glass. The sun visor has the racer's motto: "There is more than one path to the top of the mountain."
The A110 R, including these special editions, packs a turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder that makes 300 bhp and 250 pound-feet. The extensive use of carbon fibre keeps the weight down to 1,082 kilograms (2,385 pounds), which is 34 kg (75 lbs) less than other variants. This setup gets the car to 62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph.
See the Alpine A110 R debut in the video below: