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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby bcr5784 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:09 am

sladey wrote:
sladey wrote:If you’re looking at lightness and speccing the wheels I got sent the weights of the various options
17 inch lightest
Fuch next
Then serac

Can’t remember if I got the weight of those legende 18 inch retro black Fuchs - don’t like them anyway

If I can find the email I’ll post them here


Found them:-

Fuchs

- 1 Rim 18’’ Fuchs Front = 9 Kg + 1 tyre Front 18’’ = 8,9 Kg
- 1 Rim 18’’ Fuchs Rear = 9,4 Kg + 1 tyre Rear 18’’ = 10,2 Kg
- Total car : 75 Kg

17’’ :
- 1 rim 17’’ fr = 8,2 Kg + 1 tyre fr 17’’ = 8,8 Kg
- 1 rim 17’’ rr = 9 Kg + 1 tyre rr 17’’ = 9,9 Kg
- Total car 17’’ : 71.8 Kg

Sérac
- 1 rim 18’’ sérac fr = 10,6 Kg + 1 tyre fr 18’’ = 8,9 Kg
- 1 rim 18’’ sérac rr = 11,3 Kg + 1 tyre rr 18’’ = 10,2 Kg
- Total car 18’’ : 82 Kg


Really interesting. You didn't get any figures for the "big" brakes? Given their construction it's not a given that they are heavier than the small ones.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby sladey » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:25 am

No I didn’t ask about that - just went for the big brakes regardless
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Griff500 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:42 pm

bcr5784 wrote:
sladey wrote:
Found them:-

Fuchs

- 1 Rim 18’’ Fuchs Front = 9 Kg + 1 tyre Front 18’’ = 8,9 Kg
- 1 Rim 18’’ Fuchs Rear = 9,4 Kg + 1 tyre Rear 18’’ = 10,2 Kg
- Total car : 75 Kg

17’’ :
- 1 rim 17’’ fr = 8,2 Kg + 1 tyre fr 17’’ = 8,8 Kg
- 1 rim 17’’ rr = 9 Kg + 1 tyre rr 17’’ = 9,9 Kg
- Total car 17’’ : 71.8 Kg

Sérac
- 1 rim 18’’ sérac fr = 10,6 Kg + 1 tyre fr 18’’ = 8,9 Kg
- 1 rim 18’’ sérac rr = 11,3 Kg + 1 tyre rr 18’’ = 10,2 Kg
- Total car 18’’ : 82 Kg


Really interesting. You didn't get any figures for the "big" brakes? Given their construction it's not a given that they are heavier than the small ones.


Something odd there. The tyre widths are the same in all variants - 205 Front, 235 Rear.
17 inch tyres have higher sidewalls (45 profile as opposed to 40), therefore intuitively more rubber.
And not just intuitively.

I don't have the data for the Alpine tyres, but choosing at random Pilot Supersport at the same sizes:
P Super Sport 235/45 17 = 23.9lbs
P Super Sport 235/40 18 = 23.5lbs

ie 17 inch tyres at the same width are heavier.
Think of it this way: Both tyres have the same 25.4" OD, but the 18 inch tyres have a bigger hole in the middle!
I suspect you have got the tyre weights the wrong way round.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby sladey » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:56 pm

Maybe. Just quoting what I was told.

As a result of that ordered the 18 inch Fuchs instead of the seracs

Planning on having the Fuchs refinished like the premiere edition models
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby bcr5784 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:26 pm

Of course you would expect the 17" tyres to be heavier because they have more rubber in the sidewalls. Obviously the construction of the rim has a signficant bearing, but as a rule of thumb if the overall tyre diameter is the same, the rim of the same design and tyre brand/construction likewise, the weight of the wheel/tyre combination doesn't vary that much. That said different brands of tyres can vary a lot in weight - up to 3kg per tyre.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby AlpineMcr » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 am

Hi guys,

Just a quick one to let you know, our A110 showroom stock is now available for sale, with a release date of July. I've potentially got a few things up my sleeve for a quicker delivery than normal too.

Feel free to drop me a message or an email, if you're interested in finding out what we have available and beat the 10-12 month delivery schedule.

ian.duncalfe@alpinecars.com
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby acalex » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:25 pm

Any owners/owners to be out there in SW, ie west of Bristol?
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby iKenndac » Sun May 12, 2019 3:16 pm

iKenndac wrote:Thank you for the replies, I appreciate it!

I can't get over how much I adored this car. …


Well, after another test drive and some soul searching, yesterday I placed an order for an A110 Légende in Alpine blue and a few other goodies. Apparently I'm order #21 in Sweden (not bad considering the opening event for the dealer was last week!).

Right now I'm looking at delivery in October or so, but I have the option to delay until March if I don't want to take delivery of it as the Swedish winter comes in. Can't wait!
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby sladey » Mon May 13, 2019 12:29 pm

Nice one mine is due to arrive in July and I can’t wait

Another nice review:-


https://youtu.be/k3QLKjC_Tn4
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