Alpine A110 HE2HP: The electrified Alpine already exists… and over 550 HP!

The A110 HE2HP venture is shifting ahead! Planned for June, and introduced throughout our unveiling on the Dieppe workshop in March, with the automotive nonetheless not but accomplished driving on the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans, the event of the venture is really in full swing… and above we get a glimpse of its dynamic tendencies!

Chance works nicely, however this second installment of the follow-up to the Alpine A110 HE2HP venture carefully follows the presentation of the very recent 100% electrical Alpine A110 e-ternity. A automotive that managed to do a couple of laps on the Paul Ricard circuit throughout the F1 Grand-Prix de France.

Alpine A110 E-Ternity – Alpine Cars

As a reminder, if Alpine has formally introduced its 100% electrical future (and this prototype launched the trailer), the Technomap staff is on the best way to an Alpine A110 hybrid, ethanol and four-wheel drive, which is extra. Between the will for innovation and the fervour for motorsport, the automotive that pursuits us retains the ambition of an experimental prototype, even when the all-electric possibility will little question enchantment to many shoppers of the present Thermal A110 on borrowed time!

If the automotive could be pushed in degraded mode in electrical, thermal and hybrid in March, will probably be sufficiently developed and dependable to maneuver away from its workshop in Dieppe, subsequent to the marque’s historic manufacturing facility. The first actual driving of the automotive was performed within the circle of companions, on the well-known Autodrome of Linus-Montelleri (91), the place of a lot car historical past, the place of information, and the guts of its innovation as we speak. The automotive of tomorrow.
Our second discovery of the automotive then adopted this intensive day for the automotive.

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Since our final discovery, the manufacturing Alpine A110(S) has seen the arrival of an Aero Pack and a complement of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick tires… Also, the prototype’s manufacturing Pilot Sport 4 was shortly “upgraded” ! We additionally notice a change in filling, 330mm diameter disc within the bowl, air flow and friction coefficient related to the CL-brakes pads within the grooved MP Reju. Some caches and plates for adornment; Also and above all of the battery is totally submerged underneath the central console! The A110 HE2HP is due to this fact extra “completed”.

A small parenthesis echoing this A110 HE2HP venture: recollections of the 308 R-Hybrid venture from Peugeot Sport… a 308 Hybrid 4-wheel drive creating 500 hp from a standing begin, which you actually had the prospect to watch Paul-Richard Circuit, Val de Vienne and Linus-Montlherry (him once more). A really superior prototype, typically with a shocker model, that got here very near going into sequence manufacturing. If throughout an upcoming circuit occasion, you see a matte grey A110, suppose Technomap! Remember that the R-Hybrid was in a approach the trailer of the 508 PSE, a regular high-performance hybrid – it’s true that it’s far more affordable –; The idea was notably offered within the framework of an occasion at Le Mans… The press take a look at of the 508 PSE leaves a primary clue: the Bugatti circuit of Le Mans! Also a spot for our A110 HE2HP’s problem… the whole lot overlaps.

The first lap as a passenger could be very handy!

After the companion circuit session, we have been honored by a drive on the open highway. But the set up of the Sparco harness on the Technomap workshop doesn’t mean such a pleasant little leisurely Sunday stroll. The noise of the spur gear of the entrance electrical reducer leaves little question concerning the philosophy of the automotive: there can be sport! Also, even in all-electric driving, do not consider this A110 will lose sound and soul, at the very least inside. Alexandre Dutot, Technomap’s technical supervisor, then particulars the wheels, then different secrets and techniques of the automotive.

“The automotive was actually designed for Le Mans. The first goes as much as 100 km/h; the sixth 220. A stop-start isn’t sufficient to spotlight. Without electrical assist, the warmth could be very hole”. Indeed, we from the flexibleness and versatility of the usual A110 Far away. At start-up, the thermal could be very playful! It vibrates, hiccups, and right here we shudder as if dissatisfied with its chilly begin. We recall {that a} clutch pedal is put in within the sequential field, which is used solely to start out the automotive … Given the size of the primary, it is not a simple process! Under 3000 rpm, 100% thermal mode really reveals a really subdued 1.8 TCe; the electrical assist in hybrid mode is then largely useful to clean issues out and carry out extra harmoniously within the deep.

Alexander often performs with two “smooth” and “sport” maps of the interior combustion engine and electrical motor, which could be adjusted independently. Let’s calculate 350 hp and 350 Nm within the “smooth” thermal, 400 hp and 400 Nm within the “sport” thermal. Like any hybrid, the electrical all the time makes it doable to compensate for the dip in thermals at low revs by its spontaneity, and as soon as the turbo kicks in, and even at low masses, will strive in smooth mode to avoid wasting itself from consuming unnecessarily. , when he’ll see his full efficiency in sport mapping in motion. Also notice that the absence of a DC/DC converter within the automobile doesn’t save the presence of an electrical 12V battery.

A 600 hp A110? Supercar efficiency!

We have been capable of get a glimpse of the efficiency of the automotive in its optimum configuration, even when the combustion engine doesn’t have full energy: “It can solely have 500 hp as we speak! Joke Alexander. Yet, within the full load, we really feel our imaginative and prescient dimmed, to see ourselves caught in a sure violence! Similar to what could be felt when beginning a Tesla from a standstill, or driving a thermal supercar like a Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) or a McLaren 720S… Ironically, Technomap aimed for a weight of 1322 kg for its little treasure: the 720S. Its right worth, for 720 hp, if you happen to comply with accurately. But groups did higher, with 1263 kg. With 1640 kg (for 650 hp) sufficient to seek out the 911 too heavy.

There isn’t any obvious concern with passing energy to the bottom with this four-wheel drive, however the automotive appears to want to carry!! It “steers”! The circuit settings appear like he learn the highway rather a lot and its imperfections. He appears to seek out his approach, but with nice ability. Thrust strongly anticipates gear modifications in hybrid mode and full energy: even our skilled drivers, keen about motorsport, are nearly all the time a bit of scared! Alexandre then admits to us that the automotive is 100% thermal (therefore propulsion), rolling even additional again than the sequence. The automotive has since change into quieter and is logically extra serene in hybrid mode anyway and so is four-wheel drive. Note that the carriage advantages from a self-locking variable preload. Also, the coilover suspension from the P2S was set very stiffly just like the A110 GT4 on the observe throughout the first run. The compromise discovered as we speak is between a “normal” A110 and the extra track-oriented A110S. Urban pace bumps do not scare him.

In any case, with the assistance of semi-slicks, fitted with authentic subbelt seats, the noise of the entrance discount gear, the jerk of drugs modifications of the sequential gearbox and the engine with out soundproofing give a novel environment on this small highway. Around Dieppe! An excellent A110 RGT off rally passenger could be trusted…with virtually double the facility. Unbelievable.

Not the whole lot is ideal but, and nonetheless deserves growth time. The engine helps confirmed some fragility within the face of the automotive’s vibrational stress: a restore was carried out throughout the lunch break. Nothing is difficult, the whole lot is feasible, sufficient to really feel nearer to a motorsport staff throughout a circuit or rally occasion than a typical Renault workshop! Also, regeneration is developed via a brake strain sensor, which nonetheless doesn’t give full transparency and satisfaction. Same drawback in our sequence on electrical and hybrid automobiles however the A110 HE2HP is not going to be authorized for the observe problem! The well-known regenerative braking resolution of the sequence, of the “one pedal” kind and bi-pedal place sensor (regenerative then mechanical braking) has been discarded in the intervening time.

We have been additionally speaking concerning the lack of thermal efficiency: as a result of barely inadequate turbo strain, the facility was about 350 hp which solely looked like a scarcity of assets within the thermal area! The Technomap staff will rev up the anticipated energy of 400 hp (and 400 Nm) and goal for 450 hp thermal.

The cumulative energy of the hybrid and thermal “smooth” is 554.7 HP and 728.6 Nm … proof of regained well being !! 398.5 hp in pure combustion, sport mapping.

The battle nerve of any electrified automotive, the recharge time remains to be not optimum: the staff hopes to have the ability to attain 25 kW of energy however in the intervening time can attain 10 kW of energy, ready to seek out frequent floor. Specifications between Technomap and the provider then for 1h30 second recharging time; When the warmth is simply content material with a small tank of 25 L! Then electrical autonomy remains to be not a recognized reality and thermal autonomy… it is not likely necessary due to the career of the automotive. Just our two small laps would appear to start out the tank nicely!

A dynamic and mouth-watering maiden voyage…

These few hours spent with the automotive didn’t disappoint the excessive expectations of the automotive’s efficiency! Such a second of trade with the Technomap staff confirmed one other very handy day: a giant due to Christophe, David, Nicolas, Alexander and the entire staff for his or her heat welcome and this enthusiastic dialogue concerning the car, with out denying all the chances of evolution. and revolution. Because the automotive did not shock us…

Will meet originally of the college yr for an evolution of the circuit? will proceed…

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