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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby nyc863 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:12 pm

Question about pure vs optioned up car

Do the upgraded brakes stop harder or have less fade on the road? Or only on a fast track? Would different pads and fluid make stock brakes functionally equivalent?

Are there an aftermarket sports exhaust option(s) appearing, does anyone know? The sports exhaust has a valve, does it sound better in sports mode all round, or just makes the overrun cracks more audible?

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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby bcr5784 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 am

nyc863 wrote:Question about pure vs optioned up car

Do the upgraded brakes stop harder or have less fade on the road? Or only on a fast track? Would different pads and fluid make stock brakes functionally equivalent?

Are there an aftermarket sports exhaust option(s) appearing, does anyone know? The sports exhaust has a valve, does it sound better in sports mode all round, or just makes the overrun cracks more audible?

Thanks


I don't think anyone has done back to back tests small vs big brakes. The big brakes are excellent and a match for Porsche ceramics in repeated stops from 100mph. I suspect they are overkill for the road - though may come into their own on Alpine descents.

Sports exhaust - I personally don't like it - the flatulence on the overrun is too juvenile for my taste, though I can live with the sharp cracks on upchanges is brings. But that is on a PE - particulate filters are included on current models and may affect that significantly. I think you need to try one - Sports exhausts are very much a matter of taste and many like it on the PE.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby sladey » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:34 am

On the brakes I don’t think you’re going to get an answer because as far as I can see all the cars that journos have driven have had 18 inch wheels and the larger brakes.

I’ve gone for the same myself - you can’t help yourself

I seem to remember one company doing uprated sports exhaust but can’t remember who
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby bcr5784 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:54 pm

sladey wrote:I seem to remember one company doing uprated sports exhaust but can’t remember who


Inoxline do one - stainless steel, I think and switchable. Same price as the Alpine sport performance upgrade. Warranty will undoubtedly be an issue.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Mike » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:35 pm

bcr5784 wrote:
nyc863 wrote:Question about pure vs optioned up car

Do the upgraded brakes stop harder or have less fade on the road? Or only on a fast track? Would different pads and fluid make stock brakes functionally equivalent?

Are there an aftermarket sports exhaust option(s) appearing, does anyone know? The sports exhaust has a valve, does it sound better in sports mode all round, or just makes the overrun cracks more audible?

Thanks


I don't think anyone has done back to back tests small vs big brakes. The big brakes are excellent and a match for Porsche ceramics in repeated stops from 100mph. I suspect they are overkill for the road - though may come into their own on Alpine descents.

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You can't compare the big breaks with ceramic brakes. Porsche ceramic brakes cost you € 8.000 extra. Durability is much better compared to steel brakes. Nevertheless I would go for big brakes at the Alpine. It's imho a safety feature.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby bcr5784 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:13 pm

Mike wrote:
bcr5784 wrote:
nyc863 wrote:Question about pure vs optioned up car

Do the upgraded brakes stop harder or have less fade on the road? Or only on a fast track? Would different pads and fluid make stock brakes functionally equivalent?

Are there an aftermarket sports exhaust option(s) appearing, does anyone know? The sports exhaust has a valve, does it sound better in sports mode all round, or just makes the overrun cracks more audible?

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I don't think anyone has done back to back tests small vs big brakes. The big brakes are excellent and a match for Porsche ceramics in repeated stops from 100mph. I suspect they are overkill for the road - though may come into their own on Alpine descents.

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You can't compare the big breaks with ceramic brakes. Porsche ceramic brakes cost you € 8.000 extra. Durability is much better compared to steel brakes. Nevertheless I would go for big brakes at the Alpine. It's imho a safety feature.


You can't compare them on price - but you can as (Evo I think) did on performance. The Alpine brakes were said to be more progressive and were more consistent - though neither could be said to have faded. 10 stops from 100mph at 30 second intervals is a pretty severe test. As you say durability of ceramics is better, but they are much more prone to damage and replacement costs are astronomic - so Porsche owners who regularly track their cars generally avoid or replace the ceramics..
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Clivej » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:02 pm

As you probably all know, Dan Prosser, who writes for Evo and is a freelance journalist as well as copywriting for Alpine UK, has put his money where his mouth is and bought a new A110 for delivery shortly - I thought this made interesting reading in today's Pistonheads...

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-fea ... eets/41037

He's a lucky guy to see his actual car being built! :)
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Custard » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:52 pm

Well the 110 might get some competition from believe it or not from the new Toyota Yaris GR 260hp in 1200 odd Kg and it’s a 4x4, sounds pretty good on paper and if it’s priced right?
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby clee » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:40 pm

Apples and Oranges .......RS competition, not Alpine.
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