Good news for the lucky few that got a brand new Alpine A110: Litchfield has just rolled out their Stage 1 tune package for the lightweight mid-engine sports car.
The British specialist’s Stage 1 pack is basically an ECU remap, enabling Alpine’s turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine to produce 300hp and 298lb-ft of torque, an improvement of 52hp and 62lb-ft of torque over the standard A110.
Litchfield says that the engine produces these numbers comfortably with the new software, and at the same time offers better throttle response and reduced turbo lag. Which makes sense, considering that the same engine produces 296hp under the bonnet of the new Megane RS Trophy.
The effect of adding an extra 50hp to a car so light places Litchfield’s Alpine in a different performance league. With a curb weight of just 1,080kg (2,380lbs), the standard A110 comes with a 229hp/tonne power-to-weight ratio. The Stage 1 tune takes it to 277hp/tonne, placing it against cars like the Porsche 911 Carrera S.
The tuner is currently offering the remap for just £995 (without VAT) in the UK, with the conversion accompanied with their own comprehensive engine warranty.
Litchfield is currently developing the Stage 2 kit, which will include a new in-house developed exhaust system, targeting a 315hp figure, as well as a suspension kit and a limited-slip differential for those who want to extract even more performance from theirFrench coupe.