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KW Clubsport coilover kit developed for Alpine A110: More driving pleassure on Trackdays and on every road

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019

Mid-engine, short wheelbase, and a suspension with double wishbones: The reborn Alpine A110 is one of the most interesting sports cars in recent years. KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, has developed the Clubsport coilover kit specifically for Alpine A110 track day enthusiasts. The dampers unleash the Alpine A110 not only on the racetrack since they can be adjusted independently in the compression and rebound forces. Thanks to the multi-valve technology of the KW Clubsport dampers, it is possible to adjust the damping perfectly to the respective track layout and characteristics of the mounted semi-slick tires. With the Clubsport kit, the Alpine is even more direct and controllable on the road, and in the most demanding driving maneuvers. The separate adjustment of compression and rebound settings allows for further adjustments of the ride comfort and handling of the Alpine A110. The parts certificate of the Clubsport suspension allows a stepless lowering of 10 - 35 mm.  Please visit www.kwsuspensions.net for further information.

The reborn Alpine proves that an engine output of 252 hp is already enough to enjoy a sporty driving experience, with a weight of around 1,100 kg. With its mid-engine, short wheelbase, and dual-wishbone suspension, the new Alpine A110 is a passionate sportscar. For the already sold-out Alpine "Première Edition", the suspension manufacturer has developed the KW 2-way Clubsport coilover kit. “Once the mid-engined sports car was seen at the Geneva Motor Show we received countless inquiries," says KW product manager Johannes Wacker. "Many of our Trackday partners have ordered the KW Clubsport suspension for the Alpine and some have already secured the limited 'Première Edition'. We are the first suspension manufacturer to offer a comprehensive range of suspension kits for mid-engined French sportscar and the other Alpine models will available at European dealers in the late summer of 2019.”

In contrast to conventional suspension, the KW Clubsport differs in its design with linear racing springs and valving for the use of Semi-slick tires. "Due to the driving axle construction with double wishbones, the Alpine A110 does not require any Unibal Clubsport top mounts ", explains KW Product Manager Johannes Wacker. "With their multi-valve technology, our Clubsport dampers offer the ability to adjust compression and rebound separately to precisely tailor the handling of the Alpine A110 to the racetrack layout and tire stiffness." The low-speed compression level can be adjusted with twelve clicks, via the integrated adjustment wheel directly on the stainless-steel housing. With abruptly increased damping forces, like when crossing curbs or bumps occur, open next to the low-speed valve and the preconfigured high-speed valve, for a precise and fast compression. Thus, the Clubsport kit ensures optimum support of the chassis and significantly reduces the body roll. Even on uneven road surfaces, the KW technology further enhances the Alpine riding comfort. In addition, with the 16-click adjustable rebound, the dampers can be ideally adjusted for better body control or ride comfort. The two-stage rebound valves feature a low-speed bypass that allows low flow rates to flow at slow damper piston speeds, and only at higher speeds does the main rebound valve open. This results in a significant increase in ride comfort without affecting the high-speed in the safety-relevant area. As part of the parts report, the coilover suspension allows stepless lowering of 10 - 35 mm. Coming soon as well will be the KW variant 3 for the Alpine A110. For further information please visit www.kwsuspensions.net

About KW automotive:

KW automotive is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with its five damping variants, as well as on the Nürburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a technical component report. Worldwide successful racing teams rely on the patented valve technology of KW Competition suspensions, the seven-time overall winner of the 24-hour Race Nürburgring (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018) winner of the ADAC GT Masters, ADAC TCR Germany 2018 and Bathurst 12-hour Race 2019. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, KW has been succeeding for more than 20 years in markets around the world. www.kwsuspensions.net

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Christian Schmidt * E-Mail: Christian.Schmidt@kwautomotive.de * Phone: +49.79.71.9630-547
KW automotive GmbH * Aspachweg 14 * 74427 Fichtenberg, Germany * Web: www.kwautomotive.de

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