Just one year ago the Alpine Vision show car was presented; And today Alpine reveal the New A110 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show as its long-awaited production car.
Alpine have combined the principles of stylish design and compact size with this new lightweight and agile, iconic two-seat sports car. It shows the true spirit of those that came before it and set a new precedence; especially with the A110 ‘Berlinette’. This Project from Alpine will be built in the small coastal town of Dieppe, which is situated in the region of Normandy in France. It will start deliveries towards the end of 2017 in mainland Europe, While Deliveries in Japan and the UK set to start at the beginning of 2018.
Alpine is a French manufacturer of racing and sports cars that commonly use Renault engines. Jean Rédélé, the founder of Alpine, was originally a Dieppe garage proprietor, who began to achieve considerable competition success in one of the few French cars produced just after the Second World War. The company was bought in 1973 by Renault. Production of Alpine models ceased but will be revived as part of the Launch of the Alpine A110.
New Alpine A110
Alpine’s new A110 benefits from an aluminium body and platform that is welded, bonded and riveted to provide an exceptionally solid but lightweight structure.
The A110 is exceptionally light at only 1080 kg. The compact body size (4178mm long, 1798mm wide and 1252mm high), balanced weight distribution (44% front/ 56% rear) with an amazingly low centre of gravity are dedicated to reaching that optimal agility goal – this comes into play especially on the winding mountain road that made Alpine’s reputation back in the 60s and 70s.
The Alpine A110’s weight is concentrated around the centre of the car, with the engine sitting in front of the rear axle and the fuel tank behind the front axle, giving whoever is driving the car a feeling of control that is unrivalled.
Impressive power-to-weight ratio
The New Alpine A110 benefits from an all-new 1.8l 4-cylinder turbocharged engine built and designed by the Renault. Renault Sport have worked closely with Alpine’s engineers to tailor make this engine for Alpine exclusively. It has a new specific air intake, turbocharger, exhaust system and custom engine engine tuning. The power output of the engine stands at 252PS and 320Nm of maximum torque. When this power and torque is combined with the ultra-low kerb weight of just 1080kgs.The A110’s exceptional power-to-weight ratio of 4.3 kg/PS (233PS/t) enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
The 1.8 Litre engine is combined with a Getrag 7-speed DCT gearbox, with customised gear ratios specifically developed by Renault and Alpine to give the A110 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 different driver modes (Normal, Sport, Track) in which the engine and gearbox settings, steering, ESC, exhaust acoustics and driver display are adapted to suit the driving conditions or just the driver’s mood.
A110 Premiere Edition
The Alpine A110 Première Edition is a numbered, limited edition production run of 1,955 cars. 1,955 refers to the year that Jean Redele launched Alpine.
The Première Edition is well equiped equipped including:
- Alpine Blue, Noir Profond (black) or Blanc Solaire (white) paint
- 18-inch Otto Fuchs forged aluminium wheels, with matt black finish specific to Première Edition
- Three driver modes with ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ settings
- Sports braking system with calipers incorporating integrated parking brake and brake discs
- Active lightweight sports exhaust
- Alpine-tuned Focal audio system
- Matte carbon fibre interior accents
- Brushed aluminium pedals
- Quilted smooth natural-grain leather Sabelt one-piece sports seats