The Return of Alpine
A year after presenting the Alpine Vision show car, the French sports car manufacturer has returned to the Geneva International Motor Show to reveal the full production car version: the new A110.
Combining the timeless Alpine principles of being compact in size, lightweight and agile, this mid-engined two-seat sports coupe is true to the spirit of its predecessors and in particular the A110 Berlinette. It is immediately recognisable as an Alpine, combining modern design language, materials and technologies with the shape and profile that marked the original car.
The A110’s aluminium platform and body are bonded, riveted and welded to provide an exceptionally rigid yet light structure. Its compact size, optimal weight distribution and low centre of gravity are all dedicated to agility. The A110 is equipped with a new 1.8 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Alpine’s engineers, together with Renault Sport, have customised this engine for Alpine, with specific air intake, turbocharger, exhaust system and engine tune. The engine has a maximum power output of 252bhp. Combined with the low kerb weight of only 1080kgs, the A110’s excellent power-to-weight ratio enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. Photography by Amy Shore and Sean Klingelhoefer.