The Alpine A110 has launched in Australia with the limited-run Premiere Edition available now priced from $106,500 plus on-road costs.
Arriving in early 2019 will be the Pure and Legende models. Each with their own distinct personalities, these models broaden the scope of the A110 with price starting from $97,000 plus ORCs.
Looking nearly identical to the Vision Concept that spawned it in 2016, the Alpine 110 rivals the likes of the Alfa Romeo 4C and Porsche 718 Cayman with the brand’s core principles of compact size, light weight and agility. It combines modern design language, materials and technologies with the efficiency of size, shape and profile that marked the original A110 Berlinette.
Tipping the scale at just 1,080 kg, the Alpine 110 rides on an aluminium platform with a front to rear weight distribution of 44/56. Its mass is concentrated around the centre of the car, with the fuel tank behind the front axle and the engine in front of the rear axle. To improve driving feel, the double wishbone suspensions are mounted on the front and the rear axles.
Power comes from a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine delivering 185kW of power and 320Nm of torque, with specific air intake, turbocharger, exhaust system and engine tune. The combination of minimum weight and strong engine output delivers a competitive kg per kW ratio of 5.8 and acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds. The engine is mated to a Getrag seven-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox.
With a completely flat floor and functional diffuser under the rear bumper, the A110 combines low drag with significant down force. It maxes out at a top speed of 250km/h without the need for a rear spoiler. With a Cx value of only 0.32, the A110’s drag is claimed to be among the lowest in the sports car segment.
Inside, the A110’s minimalist, lightweight design merges with a sporty driving position. Top quality materials – smooth natural-grain leather, structural aluminium, carbon fibre – ensure a rewarding driver and passenger experience.
Limited to just 60 examples, the A110 Premiere Edition adds the following features:
- 18-inch Otto Fuchs forged aluminium wheels,
- Sabelt monocoque sport seats
- Brembo sports braking system with calipers incorporating integrated parking brake and dual-material brake discs with aluminium hub
- Active lightweight sports exhaust
- Alpine-tuned Focal audio system
- Matte carbon fibre interior accents
- Brushed aluminium pedals
The Alpine A110 has been designed and engineered in France by a dedicated Alpine team, with the full support of Groupe Renault’s expertise. The new car will be built in the Alpine factory in Dieppe (Normandy, France), its historical and spiritual home.