And it all starts with what you can see on the outside. The A110 R is the lightest of all the Alpines to date, weighing in at just 1,082kg, a drop of around 20kg-25kg compared to the lightest versions of the A110, S and GT.
Much of that reduction has been achieved with some liberal use of carbon fibre, which makes up the bonnet, roof, engine cover, rear wing, skirts, diffuser and even the wheels. The carbon bonnet has been sculpted for improved airflow, and the rear window is now completely gone to make way for that carbon rear section.
All of the new additions are functional, the side skirts, along with that substantial rear diffuser and the sleek, if slightly aftermarket looking, rear wing work to develop more aerodynamic grip. At top speed, the A110 R produces 29kg more rear downforce than an S fitted with the aero kit, while also delivering a five per cent reduction in drag.