RE: Waldow Performance Alpine A110

RE: Waldow Performance Alpine A110

Monday 3rd December

Waldow Performance Alpine A110

Need an A110 with more performance, more carbon and more, er, luminous green? German specialists Waldow have you covered



Without hesitation or doubt, the Alpine A110 is one of the best cars launched in 2018. It's proved that there is another way to do mid-engined sports cars beyond the Porsche way, and embraced that with typically Gallic charm and finesse - it's fantastic.

Still, fantastic will never be good enough for some, and so here we have what appears to be the first modified Alpine, from German Renault Sport tuners Waldow Performance. Don't mock simply based on the colour, either, because there are one or two interesting upgrades underneath.


The first of note is a power boost, from 252hp to 282hp via a new map. While the car is termed a WP300, the website definitely lists a 30hp gain for the 'software optimisation' and not any more. Still, it's more than 10 per cent, so not to be ignored.

In addition to that, there are KW suspension parts available - presumably for those wanting more track focus from their A110 - plus a pretty serious roll cage - most certainly for those wanting more track focus. Those are as well as Endless pads, harnesses, extinguishers, cut-off switches... a much more aggressive A110 is certainly possible with the Waldow parts. That might be missing the point of the Alpine a tad, but it does sound intriguing. Almost like a roadgoing GT4 version.


Then we're into the purely cosmetic stuff, the vehicle wrap that's from €2,800, the carbon engine compartment cover at €1,200 and a €380 carbon exhaust cover. Perhaps not right up our street, though they could well interest some customers more than dynamic meddling, especially given there are just five colours to choose from out of the factory - maybe not the highlighter green, though...

Waldow has a full page of Alpine parts now on its website, everything from a €15 window sticker right up to that €4k roll cage; should you wish, the option is there to spend a lot of extra money on the A110. Does some aftermarket tinkering appeal? Or is the standard car good enough to be left as is? Over to you...



[Source: Carscoops]

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Miserablegit

Original Poster:

319 posts

45 months

Monday 3rd December
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Think I'd be taking a look at Litchfield first 296bhp for £1200 with some sort of warranty. Seems a better bet than Waldow's offering.

I do like the carbon engine cover but not so sure about the GT4-esque spoiler..would like to see it in the flesh and know what it does...


AmosMoses

3,048 posts

101 months

Monday 3rd December
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That cage will make getting in and out fun laugh

theholygrail

210 posts

104 months

Monday 3rd December
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Surely Alpine themselves will be a bringing out a version with the 300bhp engine from the Megane Trophy won't they? Overall though I'd stick with the unmodified car. Can't abide huge spoilers on any car, no matter how "useful" they are!

hondansx

3,257 posts

161 months

Monday 3rd December
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The colour and stance look great in the photos. You can keep the rest!

Venisonpie

174 posts

18 months

Monday 3rd December
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Comical. Alpine produce a fabulous road car that doesn't follow the Pork formula. German company tries to add Pork formula to said car. Looks awful with the spoiler and £4k for a roll cage?
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Helicopter123

4,448 posts

92 months

Monday 3rd December
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Looks good, but won't Alpine be bringing out it's own hardcore A110 in time?

thegreenhell

4,867 posts

155 months

Monday 3rd December
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Where's Waldow?

Barga

9,512 posts

142 months

Monday 3rd December
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Sticking a manual box in it would be a better story. driving

The Vambo

2,962 posts

77 months

Monday 3rd December
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thegreenhell said:
Where's Waldow?
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WCZ

6,022 posts

130 months

Monday 3rd December
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Miserablegit said:
Think I'd be taking a look at Litchfield first 296bhp for £1200 with some sort of warranty. Seems a better bet than Waldow's offering.

I do like the carbon engine cover but not so sure about the GT4-esque spoiler..would like to see it in the flesh and know what it does...
this, you'd have to be crazy to go for the Waldow remap


Sandpit Steve

83 posts

10 months

Monday 3rd December
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AmosMoses said:
That cage will make getting in and out fun laugh
Yeah, not sure that option gets past the wife. Nor the wife past it with much modesty biggrin

thegreenhell

4,867 posts

155 months

Monday 3rd December
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Have they deliberately photographed it in such a way that you can't see the rear wing?

kambites

55,394 posts

157 months

Monday 3rd December
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Lovely colour. The rest... not so appealing.

Nerdherder

339 posts

33 months

Monday 3rd December
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Miserablegit said:
Think I'd be taking a look at Litchfield first 296bhp for £1200 with some sort of warranty. Seems a better bet than Waldow's offering.

I do like the carbon engine cover but not so sure about the GT4-esque spoiler..would like to see it in the flesh and know what it does...
Yep. I'd cross the channel for it too.

I do kinda like tennisball yellow.

Nerdherder

339 posts

33 months

Monday 3rd December
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. .. Green

rog007

4,886 posts

160 months

Monday 3rd December
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Just haven’t warmed to this car at all, looks too much like a Toyota Celica of old (wasn’t a bad thing then; but in 2018!?). So no amount of adding stuff from the dressing up box is going to change that unfortunately.