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Under the Hood: Tips and Tricks to Driving the Alpine A110 GT4

The Alpine A110 GT4 is a standout car from Assetto Corsa Competizione’s GT4 Pack DLC. But what makes it so special?

The Alpine A110 GT4 is one of the 11 cars available in the GT4 Pack DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione. This car has been the fastest GT4 on most circuits in the simulator since the 1.9 update in 2023, so let’s learn more about it!

Introducing the Alpine A110 GT4

The Alpine A110 GT4 was revealed to the public in 2018 as the upgrade to the A110 Cup designed for the single-make championships. The new car is eligible for the FIA-approved GT4 series and has been used primarily in Europe.

The A110 GT4 is based on the road Alpine A110 and includes many modifications, such as racing springs, dampers, brakes, tyres, sequential gearbox, revised aero kit and engine upgrades. These changes highlight the natural strengths of the A110: low weight and agility.


The Basic Car Characteristics

The Alpine A110 GT4 uses a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of up to 360 hp, depending on the balance of performance rules. 

If this does not look like much, you are right – for example, the BMW M4 GT4 has up to 431 horsepower. However, the Alpine is the lightest GT4 car, weighing only 1080 kilograms, compared to the BMW with 1430 kilograms. The power-to-weight ratio of these cars is therefore similar.

The setup options of the A110 GT4 are similar to many other GT4 cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione. Here are the crucial features:

  • The car has TC and ABS with setup ranges from 0-5 and 0-10, respectively.
  • The fuel tank capacity is only 95 litres, significantly less than in more powerful GT4s. However, fuel consumption is lower because of the weaker engine.
  • The bump stop range adjustment is not available.
  • The entire setup range for wheel rates is soft, especially at the rear, leading to understeer
  • Fast bump and rebound dampers are not adjustable separately. You can change only the slow damper settings.

Steering and Cornering

The A110 GT4 is a well-balanced car that tends to understeer in slow and medium-speed corners. It does not feature playful handling in favour of better control and rewards precision driving. If you like managing power and grip in high-power vehicles, the A110 GT4 may not meet your preferences.

Thanks to its low weight, the A110 GT4 shines in direction changes and fast corners. It is easy to consistently hit apexes in this car in tricky corner combinations and braking zones. For those seeking transparency, precision, and immense confidence without risk, the Alpine is an ideal GT4. It caters to amateur drivers with its forgiving nature and sim racing pros who wish to explore impressive chassis performance.

When working on suspension setup, keep these ideas in mind:

  • Bump stop rates and rebound dampers at the front are typically stiff to stabilise the chassis after braking because the bump stop range is not adjustable.
  • One or two clicks up in the rear wheel rates help to reduce understeer, but anti-roll bar settings depend on the specific circuit.
  • Preload differential is often set to a low value to get as much rotation in the corners as possible.

Power Delivery and Braking

With a maximum output of 360 horsepower, the A110 GT4 feels like it’s lacking between the corners. The engine’s flat power delivery and limited reach prove frustrating on the straights against more powerful cars. 

Besides, more low-end torque would have allowed taking tighter corners in higher gear, but the engine lacks the necessary power. Despite this setback, the Alpine A110 GT4 remains remarkably consistent throughout a lap, instilling immense confidence. With the low-power engine, managing early acceleration and exit oversteer with low traction control settings is simpler than in more powerful GT4s.

The car maintains exceptional stability while braking, allowing aggressive manoeuvres into braking zones while keeping the front end pointed toward the apex. Usually, low ABS settings around 2-3 and brake balance between 50-52 are enough to avoid lockups and maximise braking performance.

Aerodynamics and Bodywork

The Alpine A110 GT4 has a fixed front splitter and adjustable rear wing with five angles of attack. Work on the aero after maximising mechanical grip because the rear wing setting has a limited impact on the overall performance.

The car prefers a lower rake to reduce drag and compensate for the lack of power on the straights. Usually, aim for the minimal front ride height and a rake of up to 5 mm on most circuits.

  • If you need help refining the setup and driving style of the Alpine A110 GT4, check out onboard laps on the Coach Dave Hotlaps YouTube channel.

Final Thoughts

The Alpine A110 GT4, a standout in Assetto Corsa Competizione’s GT4 Pack DLC, reigns as one of the fastest GT4 cars since release. Despite lower horsepower than its rivals, the Alpine excels in agility and cornering performance.

Drivers interested in GT4 and multiclass racing often see Alpine on track in the simulator. Besides raw pace, this GT4 offers a balanced, forgiving experience suitable for amateurs and pros.

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