Alpine is back to claim its position in the sports car segment, with only one promise: driving pleasure. The A110’s aluminium platform and body are bonded, riveted and welded to provide an exceptionally rigid yet light structure. The A110 is ultra-light at only 1080 kg kerb weight (excluding options). Its compact size (4178 mm long, 1798 mm wide and 1252 mm high), optimal weight distribution (44% front/ 56% rear) and low centre of gravity are all dedicated to agility – especially on the type of winding mountain road that made Alpine’s reputation back in the 60s and 70s.
The A110 is equipped with a new 1.8 litrel 4-cylinder turbocharged engine developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Alpine’s engineers, together with Renault Sport, have customized this engine for Alpine, with specific air intake, turbocharger, exhaust system and engine tune. The engine has a maximum power output of 252 hp and maximum torque of 236 lb-ft. Combined with the low kerb weight of only 1080 kgs, the A110’s excellent power-to-weight ratio of 4.3 kg/hp enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.5 seconds.
The engine is mated to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox, with gear ratios specifically developed for Alpine to ensure optimal performance at all times. Aided by intensive use of fluid dynamics simulation, the lightweight, single exit active sports exhaust system in the A110 has been developed for performance and sound quality.
The A110 has three driver modes (Normal, Sport, Track) in which the engine and gearbox settings, steering, ESC, exhaust note and driver display are adapted to suit the driving conditions (and the driver’s mood).
A flat floor worthy of a race car, tried and tested in the wind tunnel. In search of a combination of sleek lines and excellent performance, Alpine’s engineers turned to the world of race cars and supercars to optimize the aerodynamics of the A110. With a completely flat floor and functional diffuser under the rear bumper, the A110 combines low drag with significant downforce. This allows the A110 to reach an electronically limited 250km/h top speed, while retaining a smooth ‘Alpine’ profile – without the need for a rear spoiler.
The A110 is highly modern yet immediately recognizable as an Alpine. It combines modern design language, materials and technologies with the efficiency of size, shape and profile that marked the original A110 Berlinette. At the front, four independent full LED daytime running lights and the hood’s central ‘spine’ clearly show Alpine’s DNA.
Inside the A110 minimalist, lightweight design merges with a welcoming, comfortable driving position. Top quality materials – smooth natural-grain leather, structural aluminium, carbon fibre – ensure a rewarding driver and passenger experience.
Alpine has set its tentative recommended retail price for the Première Edition at 58,500 Euros TTC (VAT included) in France, 64,000 Swiss Francs (VAT included) in Switzerland. Final prices will be confirmed at the start of formal orders in mid-2017.
Right Hand Drive deliveries in the United Kingdom and Japan will commence in 2018.