Alpine A110 HE2HP: The electrified Alpine is already there ... and has more than 550 hp!

Alpine A110 HE2HP: The electrified Alpine is already there … and has greater than 550 hp!

A110 HE2HP Challenge Progressing! If the driving on the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans, deliberate for June, and introduced on the time of our discovery on the Dieppe workshop in March, has not lastly taken place but, then the event of the challenge is already efficient … and above all we may glimpse from its claims Dynamic!

Probability does issues properly, however this second episode of the Alpine A110 HE2HP Challenge follow-up carefully follows the Alpine A110 E-ternity’s 100% electrical providing. A automobile that was in a position to do just a few laps on Paul Ricard in the course of the F1 Grand-Prix de France.

Alpine A110 E-ternity – AlpineCars

As a reminder, if Alpine formally broadcasts its 100% electrical future (and that prototype releases the trailer), the Technomap staff is on its option to the Alpine A110 hybrid ethanol all-wheel drive, and it is extra. Between a want for innovation and a ardour for motorsports, the automobile of curiosity retains the ambition of an experimental prototype, even when the all-electric variant will undoubtedly appeal to many shoppers of the present A110 thermal mannequin … in misplaced time!

If the automobile was solely able to driving in degraded mode in electrical, thermal and hybrid automobiles in March, it was sufficiently developed and made dependable to maneuver away from its workshop in Dieppe, virtually subsequent to the historic Mark plant. The primary true automobile driving was made within the associate area, on the well-known Autodrome of Linas-Montlhéry (91), the place of a lot automotive historical past, information, and right now on the coronary heart of tomorrow’s automobile innovation.
Then got here our second automobile discovery after that intense automobile day.

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Since our final discovery, Alpine A110(S) manufacturing has seen the arrival of the Aero Pack and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slippery tires as enhances… Additionally, the Pilot Sport 4 model of the prototype was rapidly “upgraded”! We additionally observe a modification to the insert, 330mm discs on the bowl, ventilated and grooved developed in MP Rezeau linked to CL-Brakes liners with a excessive coefficient of friction…. some bunkers and panels for adornment; Additionally and above all of the battery is totally submerged beneath the middle console! So the A110 HE2HP is “full”.

A small arc echoes this A110 HE2HP challenge: the reminiscence of the challenge 308 R-Hybrid from Peugeot Sport … the 308 hybrid four-wheel drive growing as much as 500 hp from the standing begin, amongst which you had the chance to notice the Circuit Paul Ricard, Val de Vienne, and Linas-Montlhéry (He once more). A really superior prototype, generally accompanied by a Showcar model, which got here very near going into collection manufacturing. Should you see a matte grey A110 throughout an upcoming carousel occasion, think about Technomap! Word that the R-Hybrid was by some means a trailer for the 508 PSE, a normal high-performance hybrid—it is extra cheap—; The idea was notably launched throughout the framework of an occasion at Le Mans…leaving the primary clue as to the place the press assessments of the 508 PSE: the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans! Additionally a spot to problem the A110 HE2HP…the whole lot overlaps.

First laps with nice distinction as a rider!

After the associate circuit session, we had been honored to drive on the open highway. However putting in the Sparco belts within the Technomap workshop doesn’t point out a pleasant little outing on Sunday. The noise of the inductive gears of the entrance electrical reducer leaves little doubt concerning the automobile’s philosophy: there might be sport! Additionally, even in all-electric driving, do not suppose the A110 will lose noise and soul, at the least on the within. Alexandre Dutot, Technical Director of Technomap, then on the wheel, then detailed different secrets and techniques of the automobile.

“The automobile is already designed for Le Mans. The primary reaches 100 km / h; the sixth 220. Not sufficient to spotlight a stunted begin. With out the assist of electrical energy, the warmth may be very hole. ” In reality, we’re removed from the flexibleness and flexibility of the usual A110. When beginning up, the temperature may be very risky! It shakes, hiccups, and we’re simply as shaken up right here as he is sad along with his chilly begin. We recall that the sequential field compelled the set up of the clutch pedal, which is barely used to launch the automobile … Given the size of the primary, it isn’t a straightforward job! Below 3000 rpm, the thermal mode at 100% already reveals 1.8 TCe very off; Then the electrical assist in hybrid mode is just about helpful for smoothing the whole lot out, circulating it extra harmoniously inside Dieppe.

Alexander recurrently performs with the “Mushy” and “Sport” maps of the interior combustion engine and electrical motor, which may be adjusted independently. Let’s calculate 350 hp and 350 Nm within the thermal “tender”, 400 hp and 400 Nm within the thermal “sport”. As in any hybrid, electrical will all the time make it potential to compensate for the drop in warmth at low revs by its spontaneity and in tender mode will search to avoid wasting itself as soon as the turbo begins and even not be consumed unnecessarily at low load, when in motion it should see its full efficiency in drawing Sports activities maps. Additionally observe that electrical energy doesn’t present for the presence of a 12V battery, within the absence of DC / DC converters contained in the automobile.

A 600 hp A110? superior efficiency!

We had been in a position to get a glimpse of the automobile’s efficiency in its optimum configuration, even when the combustion engine wasn’t its full capability: “It would solely have 500 hp right now! Alexander jokes. Nonetheless, we’ve got a sense our area of view is diminishing, to see ourselves drawn to a sure violence. Doubtlessly much like what one would really feel when beginning a Tesla from a standstill, or when driving in thermal supercars just like the Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) or Mclaren 720S… Paradoxically, Technomap was aiming to get 1322 kg as goal weight for his little treasure: the precise worth of the 720S, for 720 hp, if adopted accurately.However the distinction was its efficiency higher, with a weight of 1263 kg. It is sufficient to discover the 911 very heavy with 1640 kg (for 650 hp).

You do not have to fret about passing energy to the bottom with this 4WD, nevertheless it appears mandatory to carry the automobile!! It “steers”! The circuit settings appear to indicate that it reads the highway lots, and its drawbacks. It appears to be discovering its approach, however very effectively. Pushing laborious count on gear modifications in hybrid mode and full energy: even our skilled driver, keen about motorsports, is all the time considerably intimidated! Alexander then instructed us that the automobile rolled much more from the rear at 100% temp (and thus in propulsion), much more than the collection ones. The automobile has since been quieted down and is in any case quieter in hybrid mode and thus all-wheel drive. Word that the automobile advantages from a variable, self-locking preload. Additionally, the P2S coilover suspension was tuned very rigidly, just like the A110 GT4 on the monitor, in the course of the first runs. The compromise discovered right now is someplace between the “commonplace” A110 and the extra track-oriented A110S. City pace bumps do not scare him.

In any case, with the usage of semi-slicks, harnessed on the unique Sabelt seats, the noise of the entrance reducing gear, the gear-shifting shocks on the sequential gearbox and the engine with out soundproofing, they make a singular ambiance on this small highway curler. About Dieppe! Passengers of the superfast A110 RGT must imagine… with virtually twice the ability. unbelievable.

Every part will not be excellent but, and it’s nonetheless definitely worth the time to develop. The engine mounts confirmed some brittleness within the face of the automobile’s vibratory stresses: the restore was then carried out in the course of the lunch break. There may be nothing sophisticated, the whole lot is feasible, sufficient to really feel nearer to the motorsport staff in the course of the racetrack or rally occasion than in an everyday Renault workshop! Additionally, the regeneration was developed through the brake stress sensor, which up to now doesn’t give full transparency and satisfaction. Identical downside we’ve got with electrical and hybrid collection automobiles however will not be allowed to problem the monitor A110 HE2HP! In style sequential, “single pedal” kind regenerative braking options and pedal place sensor (regeneration then mechanical braking) are at present excluded.

We had been additionally speaking concerning the lack of thermal efficiency: as a result of barely inadequate turbo compression, the ability was extra like about 350 hp, which, in thermal mode solely, seemed like an absence of assets! The Technomap staff had the anticipated energy again from 400 HP (and 400 Nm) and would intention for 450 HP.

The cumulative energy within the hybrid and thermal “tender” 554.7 hp and 728.6 Nm .. proof of restored well being!! 398.5 hp in pure combustion, sports activities mapping.

The nerve of any electrical automobile conflict, recharging time will not be but optimum: The staff hopes to have the ability to hit 25 kW of energy however max out for now at 10 kW, whereas they wait to search out frequent floor. Between Technomap and Provider Identification. Recharge time in the meanwhile is 1h30; When the warmth is contained in a small 25 liter tank solely! So, electrical autonomy is now not a recognized truth and thermal autonomy…not likely an necessary matter given the career of the automobile. Seems like simply a few small programs began the tank very well!

A dynamic and mouthwatering first trip…

These few hours spent with the automobile didn’t disappoint the excessive expectations of the automobile’s efficiency! This alternate second with the Technomap staff demonstrated one other very special occasion: a giant thanks to Christophe, David, Nicholas, Alexander and all the staff for his or her heat welcome, and such enthusiastic discussions concerning the automobile, with out dismissing all the chances of evolution and revolution. As a result of the automobile didn’t end stunning us…

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