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Alpine Confirms A110 GT4 Car

Alpine confirms A110 GT4 car built by Signatech; full customer rollout set for 2019…

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Alpine has confirmed it will enter the GT4 ranks with its new A110 GT4 car, becoming the latest manufacturer to commit to SRO Motorsport Group’s global GT racing platform.

Unveiled Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show, the Signatech-built A110 GT4 will feature increased power and downforce to the previously announced 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged A110 Cup car, which debuts this year as a single-make series.

A110 Cup cars can be upgraded to GT4-spec, which sees extensive engine updates, splitter and rear wing, as well as racing-specification springs and dampers and Brembo brakes, with full-scale production of the car set to get underway later this year.

Signatech, which operates Alpine’s LMP2 effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship, has been tasked with the development, build and sales of the GT4 car, with trackside technical support also coming from the French operation.

A “small number” of A110 GT4 cars will debut in the second half of this year in Europe, prior to a full customer rollout in 2019.

“Alpine made its name by competing against other car makers and the new A110 GT4 by Signatech will see us return to that arena,” said Alpine Managing Director Michael van der Sande.

“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.”

Signatech team principal Phillipe Sinault 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.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    March 6, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I’m guessing this rules out an Alpine LMP1 project?

  2. Passenger

    March 6, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Does that mean no any possible to see Nissan Z back to GT4 in the future ?

    • thomas

      March 6, 2018 at 8:27 am

      I’m pretty sure there was an announcement about 370z GT4 running in Europe this year. Alpine is more a Renault brand than a Nissan one.

  3. Tyler Sanders

    March 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Beautiful car. Glad to see more entries in GT4 the racing in GT4 to me is very good.

  4. Justin A Porter

    March 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Awesome news from another small sports car in the fray.

  5. Rando

    March 6, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    So, uh, remind me again how Apline can have an LMP2 team despite being a manufacturer?

    • Justin A Porter

      March 6, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      The complicated answer would be to explain that Alpine only has naming rights on what is otherwise a bone-stock Oreca-Gibson, making it effectively a sponsorship deal.

      The simple answer is because they’re French.

  6. thomas

    March 7, 2018 at 5:08 am

    It doesn’t look fully resolved as a racing car. The road car is the car I’ve coveted more than any other but something about this looks just a bit wrong

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