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If fitted on the vehicle, with the vehicle stationary, the standing start procedure (Launch Control) is a function which permits maximum acceleration.

Note: This function should only be used when the mechanical components have reached their operating temperature.

Activating the system

The system is activated by:

- with the engine running, and the vehicle stationary;

- mode Sport or Track activated (refer to “Choice of driving mode” in Section 2);

- depress the brake pedal with the left foot;

- keeping the brake pedal pressed, pull the two steering wheel paddles 1 until the message “Launch Control ON” appears on the instrument panel;

- release the paddles 1;

- within 60 seconds, with the left foot still pressing the brake pedal, press the accelerator pedal fully beyond the point of resistance with the right foot (the engine speed will automatically stabilise at around 2,500 rpm, or approximately 3,000 rpm, depending on the vehicle, for a maximum of 4 seconds);

- within 4 seconds, release the brake pedal for a sporty vehicle start.

Heavy use of the system will reduce the service life of the mechanical components (clutch, transmission, etc.).

For an optimal standing start, opt for activation of the Sport mode.

Do not use this function on slippery or wet roads.

Risk of loss of control of the vehicle.

Conditions for non-activation of the system

Certain conditions will not enable the system to be activated:

- The function is interrupted for approximately 10 minutes if five procedures have been carried out in a row or, depending on the vehicle, if a procedure has already been carried out within the preceding 15 seconds;

- engine water temperature too low;

- excessively high clutch temperature;

- gearbox oil temperature too high;

- excessive road gradient percentage;

- more than 1,000 or 1,500 starts depending on the vehicle (the function is then permanently deactivated);

- failure of a vehicle system (ESC...).

Note: if the function is inhibited by one of these conditions, the message “Launch Control ON” is not displayed on the instrument panel.

It is forbidden to launch a standing start procedure during the running in period of your vehicle (risk of engine deterioration).

For more information on running in, please refer to the paragraph on “Running in” in Section 2.

The function is programmed for a maximum number of 1,000 or 1,500 uses, depending on the vehicle. Beyond this limit, the function will be permanently deactivated.

To view the remaining number of uses, please contact an authorised dealer.

Note: Use of this function significantly speeds up tyre wear. Refer to “Tyres” in Section 5.

Because of the acceleration gained, this function should only be used if traffic conditions permit, and in compliance with the local driving regulations.

Please ensure all the conditions are met before each use.

Risk of accident or serious injury.

Alpine A110 - Launch Control