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We love motoring-related anniversaries, whether it be the anniversary of a manufacturer, a specific model or an event, they’re always celebrated in the best ways. Our favourite way is with special edition cars, and that’s the way Alpine Cars went recently. In this instance, the niche automaker has created a special edition car to commemorate the anniversary of one of the world’s most well-known races - the 24 Heures du Mans. Yeah, the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race first took place on the weekend of 26-27 May 1923 on a circuit near Le Mans. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is in Alpine’s DNA, Alpine Cars founder Jean Rédélé competed in many events in the 1950s, and there’s that Alpine Renault-Elf A442 that took the win in 1978. That legacy continues with Alpine’s entry in the new LMDH Hypercar category for the 2024 race.  Using the most radical Alpine sports car as the base for this special edition, the A110 R  was a brilliant choice. It’s an amazing car in the regular spec, but the small changes are enough to make it both a great tribute car, but also a rather desirable sportscar that runs as well as it looks thanks to a typically Alpine incredible power-to-weight ratio.

The design given to this limited-edition Alpine A110 R features an exclusive white paint that’s contrasted by blue accents, and the added official 24H logos and the French tricolours pay a clear tribute to Le Mans. The Shark Fin was inspired by La Sarthe’s high-speed straights to the road that pays tribute to the Alpine A480 LMP1 car, racing alongside Signatech. The blue accents highlight the rear spoiler and the wheels, the latter being open-face carbon wheels that are pretty damn amazing. Other features of the tribute car include a new suspension that can be adjusted by its owner and it can stiffen and lower the car for more stability and improved aerodynamics, and lightweight carbon fibre bucket seats. Also inside is a numbered plate and Circuit des 24 Heures is lasered onto the sun visor. The A110 R’s aerodynamic changes, learned from its F1 programme, and the saving in weight now see the 300 hp turbocharged 1800cc 4-pot able to get the small sportscar up to the 100 km/h mark in as little as just 3.9 seconds from a standstill. That’s quick for any sportscar, let alone one with just 223 kW of power. This car, as expected seeing as it was created to celebrate a centennial anniversary, is limited to just 100 units worldwide. Even though SA is part of that world, we’re 99.97 % sure there won’t be one headed our way.

Take a look at the short YouTube video that gives us an idea of just how cool this limited-edition Alpine A110 actually is. The car was created to celebrate 100 years of the iconic 24-hour race, hence we're seeing the car ahead of the running of the legendary race. How's all that carbon fibre?: A110 R Le Mans Limited Edition | Alpine

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