IT represents the re-emergence of a legendary brand. The return of a lightweight, elegant sports coupe, and it signals the return of the Alpine name. When it lands in Australia in late 2018, the 2019 Alpine A110 will bring with it, pure driving pleasure.
Set to launch with three specifications in Australia – the Australian Premiere Edition, Pure and Legende – the French designed and manufactured mid-engined two-seater will feature aluminium construction and post a 0-100km/h time of just 4.5 seconds.
With a weight distribution of 44:56, it will be incredibly agile to drive. The new version of the A110 has also benefited from the expertise of Renault Sport and is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol engine.
The engine delivers thrilling performance, developing 185kW (252hp) and 320Nm and, like all Alpines, it is rear-wheel drive. Double wishbone suspension ensures all versions of the A110 exhibit the dynamic poise and responsiveness of a true Alpine.
Pricing for the A110 starts at $97,000 plus on-roads for the driver focused Pure, while the Australian Premiere Edition is $106,500 plus-on roads. That first edition if you like, will offer just 60 individually numbered limited edition cars in Alpine blue metallic paint.
Each one will come with a host of special features including high-performance Brembo bi-material brakes, and an active-valve sports exhaust with engine noise tailored to the selected driving mode and speed.
Sabelt one-piece leather and microfibre bucket seats are also included, along with 18-inch Fuchs forged wheels, rear parking sensors, a blue Alpine steering wheel logo, and blue Alpine brake calipers.
Aluminium brake and accelerator pedals with matching footrest and a Focal audio system also make up the features in the special launch edition. The final version of the Alpine A110 is the Legende.
The sophisticated grand tourer version of the new Alpine features a host of premium inclusions, and will carry a $103,500 price tag, again plus on-roads.
Alpine was founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, a young man passionate about motorsports. The Alpine name became legendary when the Alpine A110 ‘Berlinette’ won the 1971 and 1973 Monte Carlo Rallies.
The brand is now owned by Renault. Alpine will be sold in Australia through an exclusive network of dedicated Alpine dealerships.